Moving Image Awards

Moving Image Awards

4 robots ZEITGEIST 500 with logo

The Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award is an annual competition presented by Alpha-ville. The Award is dedicated to acknowledging the best talent pushing the boundaries of moving image as a tool for creative expression, innovation and forward thinking.

Alpha-ville presents three awards on competition: two Jury Awards and an Audience Award. For the Jury Awards a panel of industry professionals are invited to select the winners. The Audience Award is given to the work with the highest rating by public vote.



Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo
Nicolas Schmerkin, Founder of Autour de Minuit
Ingrid Kopp, Director, Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute
Philip Ilson, Director of London Short Film Festival
Chiara Marañón, Content Manager at MUBI

Winner & Audience Award

‘The Pub’ by Joseph Pierce, UK

Second Prize

‘Sight’ by Daniel Lazo, IL

Future of Moving Image Award and Programme was screened Hackney Picturehouse on Saturday 6th October 2012. Read More >> 



Theme: Zeitgeist, from digital to post-digital.

Christine Schopf, co-director of Ars Electronica in Linz Austria
Mary Burke, development producer at Warp Films
Adam Woodward, website editor at Little White Lies
Steven McInerney, director at Hackney Film Festival


1st PRIZE & Audience Award
Robots of Brixton
by Kibwe Tavares

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

See related article in BBC


The Golden Age (Simulation)
by Paul Nicholls



The Battersea Experiment

by Dan Tassell


Old Black — Egyptrixx feat. Ohbijou
by A.N.F



Theme: Visionary Cities

Rebecca Page, Curator – Music and Live Words at Whitechapel Gallery
Tom Vaughan, Programming & Acquisitions at Future Shorts
Ruth Torjussen, Founder of Filmdirecting4women
Olivia Bellas, Independent Film & Arts Producer


1st PRIZE & Audience Award

Augmented 3D City
by Keiichi Matsuda

The architecture of the contemporary city is no longer simply about the physical space of buildings and landscape, more and more it is about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organise; an immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as the buildings around us.

Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging technology defined by its ability to overlay physical space with information. It is part of a paradigm shift that succeeds Virtual Reality; instead of disembodied occupation of virtual worlds, the physical and virtual are seen together as a contiguous, layered and dynamic whole. It may lead to a world where media is indistinguishable from ‘reality’. The spatial organisation of data has important implications for architecture, as we re-evaluate the city as an immersive human-computer interface.


by Hypnololly


Leonardo at the Museum
by Greg Tran



Transcendent City
by Richard Hardy


The Pentecostal Ministry of Fire
by Jonathan Gales

The 2010 and 2011 Alpha-ville Moving Image Awards were supported by Vimeo, Shooting People and Animate Projects.
If you would like to sponsor the Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award 2012 please contact [email protected]

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