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. These remarkable and award-winning short films made by emerging talent span a range of art forms and topics – from an animated take on the refugee crisis, to the dark dreamscape of a zombie apocalypse.

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
Playback events Check out workshops, panel discussions and more near you
Cinema distribution Learn about how you can exhibit these short films in your area
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