FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION, the ICA’s annual film festival, has now been postponed due to the ICA’s precautions around Covid-19. The festival will hopefully open in summer 2020; new dates will be shared as soon as they can be confirmed.
Nico Marzano, Head of ICA Cinema, said: “In these difficult times, we want to express how tremendously grateful we are to everyone who has supported us in putting this year’s ambitious programme together. This year’s festival features the premieres of over 20 films, with directors attending from across the globe.
“The festival would not be the same without the presence of the filmmakers and the full engagement of our audience and community. Every year we work hard to ensure directors of every film featured can stay with us and contribute to the collective spirit of our festival.
“Given the current circumstances, we are rescheduling this year’s FoR to summer 2020, so that everyone can be here with us at the ICA. We look forward to welcoming the artists, our guests and our audiences to engage in the most pressing issues of our times.”
The announcement came hot on the heels of the Director of The Institute of Contemporary Arts Stefan Kalmár confirming the venue would be closed due to Covid-19.
He said: “Today I decided, together with the senior management-team and Wolfgang Tillmans, Chair of the ICA, that it is in the best interests of our staff and the ICA community to temporarily close.”