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Playback Festival Launch

Playback: Festival Launch

21 Mar 2018

While the cinema portion of the evening is sold out, you can still come and enjoy the exhibition and drinks reception - no ticket required. You are also encouraged to try the returns queue at the ICA Box Office on the day of the event, as we release uncollected guest tickets for the cinema just after the start of the event

We celebrate the opening of the festival with a one-off selection of screenings and live performances, followed by drinks, DJs and the opportunity to meet Playback filmmakers in the ICA Bar. 


  • 6.30–9pm Join us in the ICA Studio for the first chance to watch 95 films premiering in the Playback Exhibition, which features over 300 short films made across the country by emerging artists. 
  • 7–7.45pm Head to Cinema 1 for our exclusive launch event featuring premiere screenings from artists from around the country as well as two spoken word performances. Note that this section of the launch is ticketed and sold out
  • 7.45–9pm Find us in the ICA Canteen for drinks and DJs, networking with industry professionals and meeting with the artist filmmakers featured in Playback.


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E.g., 29-07-2021