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Interactive exhibition in association with Channel 4s Random Acts comes to UCA

Playback – a touring exhibition in association with Channel 4’s Random Acts – will travel to UCA Farnham this month.

The interactive exhibition, which will be held in the James Hockey Gallery between 26 September and 13 October, will showcase more than 200 short films, spanning a range of art forms and genres, made by young filmmakers and artists from across England.

The award-winning productions capture and reflect on today’s world and include drama, comedy, dance and spoken word. Visitors to the interactive exhibition are able to choose the films they view on individual touchscreens.

Sarah Jeans, Head of the School of Film, Media & Performing Arts at UCA, said: “Playback provides an important platform to showcase a diverse and innovative range of work created by young filmmakers.

“From a thought-provoking animation which explores Europe’s migrant crisis, to the dark dreamscape of a zombie apocalypse, this exhibition promises to be a vibrant and exciting showcase of work created by emerging creative talent, and includes a number of films made and produced by UCA Farnham students.”

The exhibition, which is a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4's Random Acts, aims to develop young talent for the arts and creative industries, and will also play host to a number of talks, workshops and masterclasses.

An official welcome reception for the event will take place on Thursday 28 September, from 5-8pm. Playback will also include a briefing on how to submit proposals for film ideas, held on 27 September; a talk by filmmaker Roz Mortimer on 3 October; and a virtual reality (VR) workshop which will take place on 6 and 7 October. The exhibition will be open for school visits on 10 and 12 October.

For more information about Playback, please view the event page

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