Frames of Representation (FoR) embraces the possibilities offered by the cinema of the real, showcasing films that approach complex material contexts through innovative forms of storytelling. Returning for its third edition, this year’s festival explores the multifaceted concept of ‘Landscape,’ following ‘Working’ in 2017 and ‘New Periphery’ in 2016. Calling for a new way of understanding the world and our place in it, ‘Landscape’ discusses paths to ecologically sustainable and socially equitable communities.
Through a series of screenings and related discussion forums #FoR18 aims to facilitate conversation around how filmmakers, thinkers and activists are currently addressing the interconnected frames of art, society and the environment. As in past years, the festival engages with the creative tension between fiction and non-fiction, reality and imagination, aiming to create a space where cinema and art become dynamic forces for change.
The films navigate places marked by political borders, trace rapidly changing environments and imagine new geographies of sound, affect and aesthetics. Investigating landscape from different angles, they imagine it as a matrix where various social issues, constructs and positionalities are illustrated, made tangible and experienced in – and through – the physical environment. Landscape emerges as a complex space that connects each individual to the other, where geographical borders can function as an entry point to a rich sense of inclusiveness, rather than structures of demarcation and exclusion.
The festival aims to support and generate dialogue around emerging practices in cinema. The nine-day programme profiles twelve full-length features, six shorts and nine supporting activities that take form as workshops, seminars, lectures, a symposium and a night with Radio Atlas. These activities respond to the films in order to provoke reflection on the ethical and political implications of representation through distinctive cinematic languages and emerging new voices.
– Nico Marzano, FoR18 Festival Curator
FoR 2018 Film Festival Team:
Film Festival Curator: Nico Marzano
Symposium Curator: Astrid Korporaal
Festival Coordinator: Nicolas Raffin
Print and Digital Editor: Maya Caspari
Production Assistant: Aga Baranowska
Video Editor & Technical Support: Kamil Dobrosielski
Website: Michal Białożej
FRAMES of REPRESENTATION film festival previous editions:
#FoR18 Festival curated by Nico Marzano
#FoR17 Festival curated by Nico Marzano
#FoR16 Festival co-curated by Nico Marzano and Luke W Moody