Frames of Representation (FoR) is a film festival which showcases new forms of documentary cinema and invites discussion around the issues represented on screen.
For its inaugural edition, the festival focuses on the theme of the ‘New Periphery’ and cinema’s role in bringing the excluded and marginalised to the centre of conversation. Uniquely interdisciplinary in nature, the festival recognises the ongoing evolution of documentary as an art form, highlighting new cinematic hybrids of fiction and documentary that open up multiple frames of reality.
Director Q&As, workshops and essays provide additional engaging context for the screenings. Each film in the programme takes the audience on a unique aesthetic and ethical journey to the edges of the contemporary Anthropocene, from the political disenchantment of America’s Deep South to the industrial underbelly of Mongolia, from palatial ruins in Italy to a submerged village in rural Mexico.
This year’s festival includes six UK premieres profiling an international selection of filmmakers from China, Italy, Mexico, Poland, USA and UK. Highlights of the programme include a rare masterclass on film editing in documentary cinema from Oscar-winning editor and sound designer Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now; The Godfather: Part II and Part III) and award-winning films Lost and Beautiful (Bergman Award) and Kings of Nowhere (SXSW Award).