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British Art in Motion: the Paul Mellon Centre’s undergraduate film competition

Deadline: 27 January 2022

Are you an undergraduate student, and would you be interested in making a short film about a work of British art? If so, read on! 

British Art in Motion is an exciting new film competition for undergraduate students, designed to generate creative and thought-provoking short films about significant works of British art or architecture, from all periods. It gives you the chance to explore the possibilities of film-making, and to experiment with the ways in which film can be used to offer new ways of engaging with and interpreting works of art. 

The competition is geared to undergraduate art history, art, and film students in particular; but we also welcome applications from other UK-based undergraduate students.

For ten successful entrants, British Art in Motion will provide:

  • free, specialist training in film-making 
  • funds to make a short film about a work of British art
  • the chance to show the resulting film at the Paul Mellon Centre’s new annual Film Festival
  • the opportunity of being named as the overall winner of the British Art in Motion student film competition for 2021–22
  • a prize of £1000 for the winning film, and prizes for the runners up

For more information about the competition, and how to apply, see the Paul Mellon Centre website.