Award-winning documentary capturing spirit of London hits international film festival circuit
Written and directed by Bulgarian-British filmmaker Jana Angelova, ‘London Through My Eyes’ is the latest in the creator’s series of short travel movies – scooping an award and some glowing reviews
An arthouse travel movie capturing the “spirit of London” has hit the international film festival circuit after winning an award for “Best Documentary Short” in 2022.
The movie received a rave review for its sense of “wonder” at a previous showing at the Utah Film Festival, whilst the panel at Crown Wood Film Festival in Kolkata described the production as “creatively outstanding work”.
A photographic project, the documentary short is inspired by BBC and National Geographic travel productions and functions as a love letter to London – marvelling at the region’s architecture, history and atmosphere.
Jana shot ‘London Through My Eyes’ over the past year, learning many filming techniques on the job.
An artist and model, Jana had always wanted to tell the story of the city she adored – and this 15-minute documentary is the result.
“The whole experience has been very hard work, but it’s been very rewarding,” Jana stated.
“Obviously there have been so many negatives these past two years, but I wanted to use this movie to focus on all the positive things London has to offer.
“It is an amazing place and I wanted to show that. Using photography I have tried to capture the essence of the city and show what it is all about – from the history and the look of the buildings through to hidden parts people may not know about.”
‘London Through My Eyes’ is currently playing across the film festival circuit worldwide and will be available to view online later this year.