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Jules Wright prizewinner announced

Chu-Li Shewring receives film world recognition for her contributions as a female creative technician, while Oreet Ashery bags the Jarman Award

Film maker and sound designer Chu-Li Shewring has won the £5000 Jules Wright Prize set up to recognise female creative technicians making significant contributions to artist films. As announced last July, other nominees included Beatrice Dillon and Zhe Wu. Shewring worked with Steve McQueen on Hunger in 2008, Frances Scott on CANWEYE { }, Phil Coy, Siobhan Davies, Ben Rivers and others. She is also a visiting sound tutor at University College of London and the National Film and Television School.

Meanwhile, the 2017 Film London Jarman Award of £10,000 was won by Oreet Ashery, who grew up in Jerusalem but now lives in London. Ashery combines moving image, live performance and music. Her projects include her web series Revisiting Genesis, which examines attitudes towards death, and the touring performance Passing Through Metal, which combines knitting and death metal.