Friday, November 30
Doors at 7;30 PM
Movies at 8 PM
Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening
Film. Music. Art. People. This is Future Shorts.
Future Shorts is the largest short film network in the world. Since 2003 we’ve built a new audience for film across the globe, developed a platform for filmmakers that allows millions of people worldwide to engage with their work. Working across exhibition, distribution and experiential events, Future Shorts is the product of 9 years of audience development, experimentation and of reacting to the demand for another way of experiencing film. Operating online, in live events and through commercial distribution, we believe strongly in the social experience of film; in cinema as a communicator and community that should not be restricted by geography, status, wealth or politics. Sister company Future Cinema has become world renowned for re-imagining the cinema-going experience and championing ‘Live Cinema’, with events such as Secret Cinema receiving international acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up film festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. Anyone, anywhere can set up a screening and be part of a massive screening network and a powerful global community. We are looking for explorers, adventurers, dreamers and those looking to be part of something that is changing the way we look at the world. We want to create a worldwide exchange of the most incredible stories and audiences. Future Shorts breaks boundaries, borders and conventions to connect a global audience to the world’s best short films. The creators of the acclaimed Secret Cinema, Future Shorts have redefined the way we experience film. The festival is a true celebration of cinema as a communicator and community. Join us!
Cafe Regular, Cairo
Dir: Ritesh Batra – Egypt – 2012
A young couple find themselves speaking about things they have never spoken about before. In a city where the old and new meet, with the potential for anything to happen, they try to find their own place in a changing and uncertain world. Winner of Special Jury Mention at Tribeca Film Festival.
A Brief History of John Baldessari
Dir: Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost – United States – 2012
From the directors of CATFISH and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, A Brief History of John Baldessari tells us everything we do and don’t need to know about this American conceptual artist. Many know Baldessari as “the guy who puts dots on people’s faces.” But did you know that he is 6’7? and that his wifi password is 123456789B? An epic career is crammed into 5 and a half frenzied minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.
Dir: Michael Pearce – United Kingdom – 2010
Mike visits his estranged son on his birthday, wanting to take him out and rebuild a damaged relationship. But drink and the simmering violence from match day in London taints the occasion, resulting in a strained afternoon for both father and son. Pearce has been named one of the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ by Screen International, and Rite was nominated for Best Short Film at BAFTA Scotland.
The Black Balloon
Dir: Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie – United States – 2012
Winner of Sundance’s Short Filmmaking Award, the Safdie brothers bring a film intended for children, morphed into a sci-fi urban fable. Black Balloon explores New York and the complicated lives of individuals and their daily experiences from the heights of a stray balloon.
On the Line
Dir: Reto Caffi – Germany – 2007
A story about love, voyeurism and guilt. A department store security guard watches a clerk in the store’s bookshop on CCTV and falls for her. After he witnesses, and ignores, a supposed love rival being attacked on a train, guilt begins to destroy his once ordered life. On the Line has won over 50 International awards.