Playback Festival: in association with Random Acts (2017) at the ICA. Photo: George Torode

Playback in association with Random Acts

“The Hollywood of tomorrow” Dino Bonacic, because
“One of those projects that we personally think there should be a lot more of”
Finn Blythe, 10 magazine
“Any budding directors, actors or screenwriters should be in attendance”
babyface, i-D

Playback brings together over 200 short films made by young artist filmmakers in one exhibition, which tours the country until March 2018, and a festival at the ICA where 95 new films have been added to the exhibition. Discover more about Playback Festival 2018.  

These award-winning short films made by emerging talent capture today's world: from underground zine cultures to urban communities and digital lives.

Watch the films See a selection of the shorts that feature in Playback
The touring exhibition Find out if Playback is coming to a venue near you
The festival Be in the know about the Playback Festival's return to the ICA
Resident Advisor/Playback Commissioning a short film about electronic music
Find out more Discover the filmmaking opportunities available across the country

PLAYBACK TOURING EXHIBITION /// in association with Random Acts



Playback is funded by Arts Council England and is a joint initiative with Channel 4 Random Acts.

The Random Acts Network Centres include the following organisations