The Film London Jarman Award 2013 will hit Manchester’s Cornerhouse next Wednesday. This one-off event will profile work from the 10 artists nominated for the Jarman Award 2013 and celebrates a rich and eclectic array of work by bringing together the works by each of these artists. Artist Rachel Maclean, whose work has been described as being nauseatingly positive and yet cheerfully grotesque, will also participate in a post-screening Q&A. The award is seen as an equivalent of the Turner Prize for film and offers a snapshot of the hottest talent each year. The jury at the event will be chaired by curator Omar Kholeif and will include Stuart Comer (Tate/MoMa), Iwona Blazwick OBE (Whitechapel Gallery) and Francesca Gavin (Dazed and Confused). During this evening there will be a variety of films screened such as The Lion and The Unicorn (Rachel Maclean, 2012, 12mins, pictured), which is based on the Royal Coat of Arms of England. The short film explores the constructions of cultural identity that show what it means to be Scottish or part of the Union with England. The Tiger’s Mind, a show extract from the original by Beatrice Gibson (2012), will also be screened. It is an abstract thriller set against the backdrop of a Brutalist villa. Six characters – The Tiger, The Mind, The Tree, Wind, The Circle and a girl called Amy – battle one another for control of the film as it unfolds on screen.

Wed 30 Oct, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, £7.50 (£5.50 students),

Wed 30 Oct
Steven Brown
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Sat 26 Oct 2013