Artists' Film: Selected 13

Still from ‘Spicy Pink Tea’ by Aqsa Arif, 2022.
Still from ‘Spicy Pink Tea’ by Aqsa Arif, 2022.
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Selected 13 is a collection of diverse, surprising, and provocative new films by early career artists: Aqsa Arif, Dan Guthrie, Hannan Jones, Hussina Raja, Evita Remy-Benn, Daisy Smith, and Mina Heydari-Waite. The seven artists were nominated by the artists shortlisted for the 2022 Film London Jarman Award: Jamie Crewe, Onyeka Igwe, Grace Ndiritu, Morgan Quaintance, Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Alberta Whittle.

The shortlisted films will be screened in our space followed by an in-conversation with Aqsa Arif and Balenji Mwiche.


Aqsa Arif, Spicy Pink Tea, 2022, 12:25 mins

Ella Frost, What You Love Too Much to Lose, 2021, 11 mins

Dan Guthrie, black strangers, 2022, 8:13 mins

Hannan Jones, Dear F…, 2023, 6:29 mins

Hussina Raja, Station, 2022, 7:39 mins

Evita Remy-Benn, SUGAR, 2023, 1:34 mins

Daisy Smith, (Dirt), 2020, 3:01 mins

Mina Heydari-Waite, 33 Seeds, 2022, 7:02 mins

Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network. Supported by Arts Council England and Film London.

Videoclub is an artists’ moving image platform showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally. We support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, talks, residencies, and commissions.

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image, working in partnership to deliver a comprehensive programme including production award schemes, regular screenings, talks and events, as well as the prestigious annual Film London Jarman Award.

Artist: Aqsa Arif (director of Spicy Pink Tea, 2022)
Aqsa Arif is an award-winning Scottish-Pakistani artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. She incorporates film, printmaking, photography and poetry to construct installations in which she explores themes of dual heritage, migration and cultural dissonance. Her practice is deeply inspired by narrative structures built within folklore, mythology and cinematic spaces, exploring this through her own dual identity to reclaim and re-imagine the pre/post-colonial world.
Her film Spicy Pink Tea has been selected for BAFTA qualifying festivals and won Best Dance Film at Aesthetica Film Festival and was nominated for the Young Scottish Filmmaker prize in Glasgow Short Film Festival. Arif was selected to undertake the 20/20 residency by UAL’s Decolonising Arts Institute: a 15-month residency at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum leading to her first solo exhibition, Anam Ki Almari (The Trophy Cupboard) and 20 new permanent acquisitions in 20 UK public art collections.
In 2023, she was awarded the Platform: Early Career Artist Award as well as the RSA Morton Award. She has also been nominated for the major national touring exhibition, Jerwood Survey III, launching at Southwark Park Galleries in March 2024 and touring in Cardiff, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Interviewer: Balenji Mwiche
Balenji is a freelance producer and development coordinator based in Glasgow currently working with We Are Parable and producing her first funded short with GMAC Film. Most recently, she worked at Short Circuit supporting Scottish filmmakers, and with Screen Scotland delivering the Screen Fringe programme. Her work moves away from tokenism and dominant perspectives and is ambitious in artistic vision.


This event is held in The Space.


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