The art of flying selected for Split International Film Festival, Croatia (World Premiere)

The art of flying will have its World Premiere at Split International Film Festival, Croatia, 12-19 September 2015
The film wil take part in the short film competition


Short film about “murmurations”: the mysterious flights of the Common Starling. It is still unknown how the thousands of birds are able to fly in such dense swarms without colliding. Every night the starlings gather at dusk to perform their stunning air show.

Because of the relatively warm winter of 2014/2015, the starlings stayed in the Netherlands instead of migrating southwards. This gave filmmaker Jan van IJken the opportunity to film one of the most spectacular and amazing natural phenomena on earth.

HD video / Black & White / Running time 6:52

Schermafbeelding 2015-09-19 om 09.23.15