advancing artists’ moving image


Georgina Starr at Glasgow International

Georgina Starr's 2020 film Quarantaine will premiere at Tramway as part of Glasgow International between 11 - 27 June 2021 before touring to Leeds Art Gallery later in June.


Sutapa Biswas, Lumen (2021)

Bookended by a birth and a journey across uncharted waters, Lumen glimpses one woman's life through episodic monologue and haunting flashes of memory.  


Cal Mac, Agony to Ecstasy, (2020)

You can now watch Cal Mac’s Agony to Ecstasy, which explores poignant questions of addiction, intimacy and belonging through club nostalgia.

To watch the film on FVU Watch, click here. To watch the film with audio description, click here.


Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Wuhan Punk, 2020

This film combines archive material with digital animation to ponder the current whereabouts of Mai Dian, the charismatic frontman of Wuhan punk group Si Dou Le. 


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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