advancing artists’ moving image


Watch MU/T/T/ER

Tracing the minutiae of her familiar domestic space, Heller's MU/T/T/ER (2021) considers the intimacies and intricacies of inherited language in a poetic meditation on selfhood and belonging.


Georgina Starr's Quarantaine on tour

Georgina Starr's 2020 film Quarantaine premieres at Tramway as part of Glasgow International between 11 - 27 June 2021 before touring to Leeds Art Gallery 24 June - 4 September 2021.


Sutapa Biswas, Lumen on tour

Sutapa Biswas' Lumen premieres in a major survey exhibition of her work at BALTIC, Gateshead, 26 June 2021 - 20 March 2022, touring to: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Autograph, London; and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.


Patrick Goddard, Animal Antics on tour

Patrick Goddard’s Animal Antics premieres at Aberdeen Art Gallery as part of British Art Show 9 between 10 July - 10 October 2021, before touring to Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.


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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Drawing upon ancient histories, myth, storytelling and craft, ‘Bring Me To Heal’ follows a nomadic character who we see wandering the museum after hours. Coming across an ornate knotted garment made from human hair, he witnesses the birth of an elemental deity-like figure.

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TRANSMISSIONS: episode 4 by not/nowhere

The Fourth episode of TRANSMISSIONS will be by not/nowhere broadcasting on Wednesday 16th June.  TRANSMISSIONS is an online platform established in 2020 that commissions artists to share their work within a classic DIY TV show format.

Broadcasting 16th June 9PM BST on

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IWOW: I Walk on Water, Khalik Allah

The new diary film from New York-based director and photographer Khalik Allah returns to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem, the same intersection at which Allah has based much of his work in recent years.

In virtual cinemas and on demand from 26 February 2021

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