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Michael O'Pray Prize 2020

Apply now to the Michael O’Pray Prize – an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. Open to all early-career writers based in the UK and free to apply to. 


Simon Pope, Memory Marathon

The 2020 Olympics are on hold, but we're showing Simon Pope's film shot across the London boroughs that came to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 


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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Visions in the Nunnery

Hetain Patel will be showing new work alongside 26 international artists part of Bow Art's Visions in the Nunnery exhibition. Entry is free.

Bow Arts, 25 September – 13 December 2020

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival presents some of the most distinctive cinema and artists’ films being made today + conversations, new writing and podcasts direct from Berwick-upon-Tweed!

Online, 17 September – 11 October 2020

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Mariam Ghani: What We Left Unfinished & Dis-Eas

What We Left Unfinished (2019) explores the unfulfilled potential of left political futures in Afghanistan. The film is based on archival research assembling five unfinished Afghan feature films shot, but never edited, between 1978 and 1992. 

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