In the summer of 2017 we hosted Playback, a nationally touring exhibition that brought together over 150 short films made by young artist filmmakers.
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.
The exhibition was made up of individual touchscreens – visitors could choose what to watch from drama, comedy, dance, and spoken word to discover the filmmakers of tomorrow. Playback travelled across the length and breadth of the country to England’s major galleries, cinemas and arts venues during 2017 and 2018, before culminating in a festival at the ICA. Find out more about the tour here.
The exhibition is funded by Arts Council England and is a joint initiative with Channel 4 and Random Acts.
FAG, a Random Acts film featured in the exhibition by Leicester filmmaker and former Phoenix team member Danni Spooner can be viewed below, alongside photographs of the exhibition.