AXA Real Estate / Vivid Digital

AXA Real Estate / Vivid Digital

The Vivid Digital art programme transcends national borders, attracting attention from aspiring and undiscovered filmmakers across the UK and beyond.

This prestigious competition has succeeded in gathering entries from diverse corners of the globe, including Australia, Thailand, and the United States, underscoring its broad reach and impact on nurturing emerging talents.

Lost & Found by Joey Bania – Winning Film

Vivid Digital is a competition, exhibition and commissioning programme devised and curated by Art Acumen, in close collaboration with AXA Real Estate. This exceptional project is generously sponsored and hosted by Bevis Marks Development, with support from the British Council Film and Arts Council. The Bevis Marks Development’s sponsorship brought not only substantial acclaim but also a generous cash prize for each competition category, along with technical consultation, PR and marketing support.

The submissions were judged on content (story, creativity, originality, coherence) and overall quality (overall impression, enjoyment, meaningfulness, replay value) by a judging panel made up of a number of reputable names across the creative sector.

Shortlisted films can be viewed here

Our Judges

Conrad Bodman, Guest Curator for Digital Art, Barbican

Gary Thomas, Programme Manager, British Council Film

Daniel Bonner, Global Creative Director, Razorfish

Lucy Sollit, Digital Art, Arts Council

Anna Winston, Editor, Dezeen

Catherine Thomas, Managing Director, Art Acumen

“Vivid Digital is a unique way of bringing together art and business. We are all excited to be working with such high quality partners to bring new talent forward and give a springboard for them to be seen.” Catherine Thomas


We had some fantastic coverage in the press…

“Funding films – never mind getting potential film investors to look at your work – can be a trial for aspiring directors and writers. Enter, then, Vivid Digital. Aside from putting prize money and a commission up for grabs, this new short film competition has the wider aim of showcasing work by up-and-coming film-makers in a location where they could conceivably attract investment for future projects namely, the heart of the city.” Celine Bijleveld, The Guardian



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