2014 Overview

Birds Eye View Film Festival 2014
Festival 8-13 April
International Women’s Day Gala, 8th March


Birds Eye View is back! We’re thrilled to announce that our 10th Festival edition will run from 8th-13th April 2014 at venues including BFI Southbank, Barbican, ICA, Curzon Soho and Electric Cinema.

We officially launched the programme on 8th March for International Women’s Day with our annual IWD Gala at BFI Southbank – this year featuring a special screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES, celebrating the fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

For our Opening and Closing Nights we’ve the hotly anticipated UK premieres of Nana Ekvtimishvili’s and Simon Groß’s award-winning IN BLOOM, a coming-of-age tale set in post-Soviet Georgia that’s been taking Europe by Storm, and Lola Bessis and Ruben Amar’s French-American dramedy SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM, a hit at SXSW and already hailed as the French ‘Tiny Furniture.’

We are showcasing 19 features including 10 UK premieres, from edge-of-your-seat thrillers to heart-in-your-mouth personal stories – read the full FEATURE PROGRAMME HERE.

Cutting-edge documentaries feature heavily in this year’s programme, showcasing some of the most interesting filmmakers today whose bold new approaches push the boundaries of the documentary form. Read the full DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME HERE.

Special screenings include Gurinder Chadha’s BHAJI ON THE BEACH, as previously announced, to celebrate its 20th anniversary which includes a Q&A with Gurinder and Special Guests, plus Claudia Weill’s iconic film GIRLFRIENDS, recently ‘re-discovered’ by Lena Dunham.  

The Festival will also feature countless more UK premieres and special events featuring some of the world’s leading female filmmakers and rising new talents. A special celebration day of new ‘British Bright Lights’ on Saturday 12th April, new ‘Sound & Silents’ live music, and industry training opportunities supported by the British Council and Creative Skillset.

Supported by the BFI Film Festival Fund.

Download 2014 programme

BEV 2014 brochure