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Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017

Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017

21 Apr 201729 Apr 2017

Frames of Representation (FoR) is a film festival which showcases new forms of documentary cinema and invites discussion around the issues represented on screen, and it returns to the ICA this year for its second iteration. The festival includes UK and international premieres, profiling filmmakers from Argentina, Denmark, Venezuela, Poland and India, and films from Brazil, France, Germany and Portugal. The festival this year reflects on the contemporary experience of 'working'. Through this theme, it aims to question the significance of work today and its social, political and cultural functions.

The films selected traverse varied visual and cultural terrains: the rough and the smooth, the known and the unknown. They engage with issues of labour and exploitation, power, access to knowledge and technology as a vehicle for change. Interrogating the boundaries between genres and visual languages, the festival aims to expand the parameters of art and activism, offering a space for critical engagement and social commentary.

The eight-day programme profiles eleven feature-length documentaries and eight supporting events. These events respond to the films in order to provoke reflection on the ethical and political implications of distinctive cinematic languages and voices. The festival aims to support and generate dialogue around emerging practices in documentary cinema. In particular, we champion films that explore the tension between authenticity and artifice, reflecting on both the material realities of working and the fictional frames of filmmaking.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FoR17

Frames of Representation 2017 Film Festival Trailer /// ICA

We are offering a special multibuy offer for FoR 2017:

  • If you purchase tickets for 3-7 screenings: £9 (full price) / £7 (concessions) / £6 (ICA Members) per ticket
  • If you purchase tickets for 8-10 screenings:  £8 (full price) / £6 (concessions) / £5 (ICA Members) per ticket
  • Festival Pass for all 11  films: £90 (Full Price) / £65 (Concessions) / £55 (ICA Members)

Please note that the above multi-buy deals and festival passes are only valid for film screenings, not talks or special events.

Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)


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