16-22 November 2015

The Art of Flying

Jan van IJken

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Format: Digital
Length: 7 min
Image: BW
Language: No dialogue

Production company: Jan van IJken Photography & Film
Producer: Jan van IJken
Photography: Jan van IJken

Contact: info@janvanijken.com


A visual study of the mysterious phenomenon of murmurations. How do thousands of starlings manage to fly in such dense, swirling swarms without ever colliding?


Jan van IJken (Amersfoort, 1965) is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. His films include Facing Animals (2012) and Nevermore (2013).



  1. Split International Film Festival
  2. Message 2 Man
  3. Nederlands Film Festival