advancing artists’ moving image


Apply now: Michael O'Pray Prize 2024

The Michael O’Pray Prize 2024, an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image, is now open to all early-career writers based in the UK. The prize includes a £750 prize for the winner, with £350 each for two further awardees. All three awarded texts will be published by Art Monthly and FVU.

Click here for more information on how to apply. 

Application deadline: 12 noon, 31st May 2024.


New on FVU Watch: Aphonia by Sophie Hoyle

We’re delighted to launch FVU’s latest online commission by artist Sophie Hoyle, Aphonia (2024), on FVU Watch. The short film explores concepts of agency and presence in relation to aural/oral communication, addressing a need to widen understanding of diverse experiences and (dis)abilities — and how we can create spaces for a diversity of voices to be heard and felt.


Join our team: Production and Office Manager

Film and Video Umbrella is seeking a Production and Office Manager to co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of the organisation’s multifaceted production activity, working alongside the Director and the FVU team while managing key freelance personnel.

Applications close on Monday 29 April at 12pm. 

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Now open: A Pocket Full of Sand by Gayle Chong Kwan at John Hansard Gallery

In partnership with John Hansard Gallery, we are proud to present a major new commission by artist Gayle Chong Kwan. The exhibition comprises a multipart installation bringing together moving image, photography and sculpture. Exploring colonial histories, geology and ecological deep time, A Pocket Full of Sand unearths both historic and contemporary connections between Mauritius and the Isle of Wight. Until 11 May 2024.


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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In the Bookshop

Various Artists: Waterlog: Journeys Around an Exhibition

Produced alongside the group exhibition ‘Waterlog’, this publication provides an overview of this multifaceted project, which featured specially-commissioned works by Alexander and Susan Maris, Simon Pope, Marcus Coates, Tacita Dean, Guy Moreton and Alec Finlay.

Carey Young: Carey Young, Incorporated

The first publication devoted to the work of Carey Young, an artist whose work provocatively and playfully questions familiar notions of art as a mode of resistance and critique in a world of dissolving boundaries, in which the borders between politics, culture and business seem to have disappeared.

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