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FRAMES of REPRESENTATION (FoR) is a laboratory conceived in 2015 to engage with new visions of cinema through supporting exhibition, production and distribution of innovative and politically aware cinematic languages.

Nico Marzano (Founder/Artistic Director) curates the film programme and runs the film distribution arm at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (ICA) bringing a unique programme of independent and socially relevant films to UK audience. As well as hosting industry debates, masterclasses and Q&As with contemporary international artists and filmmakers, Nico regularly serves on international film festival juries including Venice Film Festival, Sundance, BFI London Film Festival, Cinema Du Reel, and as a tutor for pitching forums and film workshops including Cannes Film Festival and CPH:DOX among others. Nico has been a guest lecturer at Birkbeck University of London, Falmouth University, Kingston University. Nico contributes to various academic film journals with film reviews and film theory essays.

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Each year the festival is supported by guest speakers, Q&A hosts, filmmakers and marketing and production assistants. We believe in paying for work - and thus do not offer any voluntary positions.