Project Overview

Single Shot was the first product of a major new collaboration between the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund and Arts Council England.

Launched in London in November 2006, and followed by a national tour of cinemas, galleries and other more unusual venues, Single Shot consisted of specially commissioned film and video pieces by well-known artists as well as new talent. While demonstrating a wide diversity of approaches, what the films share is a desire to create a work of power and complexity from the most basic of cinematic elements - the single, unedited shot. Whether humorous or poignant, seductive or disturbing - or indeed all of these things - what each work attempts is to catch the viewer’s eye and hold it, unblinkingly, until the end.

An archived version of the project website is now available online.