Awards for Space Commissions

The Space is fortunate to work with a range of fantastic organisations and our commissions have a great reputation. Many of them have not only gained significant audience engagement, they’ve won lots of awards too. Take a look at what they’ve achieved….and well done to the artists, makers, writers, directors, producers and organisations that have made it all happen.

The Encounter, Complicite

Winner – The Stage New Innovation Award
Shotlisted – Content Innovation Awards, Millenials Award (2016)

Adrift, Cath Le Couter and Nick Ryan

Winner – New Media Film Festival, LA (2017), Best STEAM Award
Global Film Competition – Award of Excellence(2017), Documentary Short
Winner – Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award (2017), Best Foreign Short

All the Delicate Duplicates, Mez Breeze & Andy Campbell

Game City Festival, Open Arcade (2016), Best Overall Game Award
2nd Prize – Robert Coover Prize for Electronic Literature (2017)
Winner – Game Design Awards (2017), Best Experimental Game

My Name is Peter Stillman, 59 Productions

Winner – British Animation Awards (2018), Best Expanded Animation
Nominated – UK Theatre Awards (2018), Best Theatre Designs
Selected – 74th Venice Film Festival (2018)
Selected – Geneva International Film Festival (2018), New Digital Talents

100 Masters, Creative Black Country

Winner – European Youth Awards (2018), Best Digital Creativity

Shortlisted – N.I.C.E award (2019), European Centre for Creative Economy

Unspoken Spoken, Candoco

Winner – One Dance UK Awards (2018) – Dance on Screen Impact Award

A Mile in My Shoes, Empathy Museum

Silver Winner – International Content Marketing Awards (2018), B2B Campaign
Finalist – Future of Storytelling Prize (2018)

Robot and Scarecrow, Kibwe Tavares

Nominated – London Film Festival (2018), Best Short Film

The Granby Winter Garden 360 Film

Selected – Toronto New Wave Festival (2019)
Selected – Rome Prisma Awards (2019)
Selected – Global Film Awards, LA (2019)
Selected – SATIS Festival, Paris (2019)

Artificial Things, Stopgap Dance

Winner – IMZ Dancescreen Awards (2019), Screen Choreography over 15 minutes

Atomos, Studio Wayne McGregor

Shortlisted – Dance Screen Awards (2019)

Antarctica, Corey Baker Dance

Shortlisted – Dance Screen Awards (2019)

Kes Reimagined, Jonathan Watkins & Kestrel Dance Productions

Selected – Leeds Film Festival (2019)

Giselle, Akram Khan

Selected – Festival International du Film sur l’Art Canada (2020)

good dog, Tiata Fahodzi

Highest Commendation – UK Seasonal Short Film Festival (2020)
Selected – Festival International du Film sur l’Art Canada (2020)
Selected – Leeds Film Festival (2020)
Selected – British Urban Film Festival (2020)

The Boy In the Book

Shortlisted for New Media Writing Prize (2020)

Nominated for a Webby – Best Game by an independent creator (2021)

Nominated at IndieCade (2021) Narrative Game category

Institute – Gecko

Selected – Festival International du Film sur l’Art Canada (2021) (FIFA)

Winner – One Fance UK – Dance on Film Award

Frankenstein: Making of a Monster

Shortlisted for a Banff Rockie Award

Sign Night – Cathy Mager

(part of BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine initiative)

Best International Experimental Short at Venice Shorts Film Festival
Jurors Choice Award at Superfest Disability Film Festival

Louder is Not Always Clearer – Jonny Cotsen

Winner – OHRZU Deaf Film Festival

Nominated for British Short Film Awards

Swan Lake Bath Ballet – Corey Baker

(part of BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine initiative)

Winner – Prix Italia – Best Web Fiction (2021)

Winner – Best Experimental – Smart Film Festival (2021)

Nominated – Japan Prize – Lifelong Learning Division (2021)

Atom and Luna

Nominated for a Prix Europa – Digital Media category (2021)

User Not Found – Dante or Die

Nominated for a Prix Europa – Digital Media category (2021)


(part of BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine)

Gold Award – Audio Production Awards – Life in Covid-19 category (2021)

A Little Space – Mind the Gap Theatre Company

Winner – Award of Excellence, Experimental Film – The IndieFEST Film Awards

The Growing Project, Grand Union

Nominated for Best Documentary – Birmingham Film Festival

Working in the UK’s cultural sector, The Space is its leading digital agency. Originally founded by the BBC and Arts Council England, we now work with arts and cultural funders and artists around the UK Nations, in Canada, New Zealand, China, Japan and beyond, supporting arts organisations to make great art and reach new audiences using digital media, content and platforms.

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