The leading makers of artists’ moving-image


Hetain Patel, Don't Look at the Finger

A wedding ceremony turns into a physical exchange using sign language, kung fu, and an epic orchestral soundtrack. Now showing at Manchester Art Gallery and QUAD, Derby.


Geomancer at Firstsite

Lawrence Lek's Jerwood/FVU Awards film Geomancer shows in exhibition in Colchester until 30 November


Moving Image Fund for Museums

FVU will be working with Art Fund's Moving Image Fund on new commissions between 2018 and 2022. Apply via Art Fund to build your collection.

Deadline 30 October


Changing Places

FVU's national touring exhibition continues:

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
15 September - 29 October

Quarry Bank, Cheshire
23 September - 19 November

Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley
21 October - 19 November


Our Exhibitions

This map details the venues that we have worked with over our three decade history, with each pin listing the specific exhibitions shown at each venue.


Film and Video Umbrella makes moving-image works by artists. For three decades FVU has led the way in championing new creative talent and promoting innovative ideas. During that time we have commissioned many of the foremost figures in the field, working in close collaboration with a diverse range of venues, nationally and internationally. Browse our project page to find out more and view clips of the works.  


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A K Dolven and Andrea Schlieker in conversation

FVU alumna A K Dolven and curator Andrea Schlieker discuss Dolven's practice on the crosshairs of art and science, which often addresses important questions in aesthetics, ethics, politics and society. More about A K Dolven's 2001 FVU work here.

PEER, London, 25 October, 7pm. Free, no booking required.

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John Akomfrah | Purple

The Curve is filled with an ambitious six-channel video installation by artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, combining newly shot film and archival footage to build a picture of humankind's impact on the planet. While you're there, don't miss Gayle Chong Kwan's sculptural installation in the foyer, with contextual text by Steven Bode.

Barbican, London, 6 October 2017 - 7 January 2018

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Kurt Schwitters | Collage & Assemblage

Schwitters’ classic 'Merz' collages are on display at Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery. Find out more about the FVU group project inspired by the work of Schwitters here, or click below for more on the exhibition.

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 7 October 2017 - 11 May 2018

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