Future Shorts Film Festival
Friday, March 22
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!
FISHING WITHOUT NETS
Dir: Cutter Hodierne – Kenya – 2010
A story of pirates in Somalia told from the perspective of the Somalis. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
MARCEL, KING OF TERVUREN
Dir: Tom Schroeder – United States – 2012
The rooster Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren. Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters. Marcel, King of Tervuren is in competition at Sundance 2013.
Dir: Zachary Treitz – United States – 2011
Rusty and Veronica have to move out their home and try to find a new place to live with their teenage alligator, Chopper. We’re Leaving is a tender glimpse at one couple’s quest for small triumphs in an uncaring world. Jury prize winner at Woodstock Film Festival and receiver of an Honorable Mention at Philadelphia Film Festival.
THE S FROM HELL
Dir: Rodney Ascher – United States – 2010
Short documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history – The 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka ‘The S From Hell.’ Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from their childhood exposure to the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage and dramatic reenactments.
Dir: Lucy Luscombe – United Kingdom – 2012
A surreal coming-of-age short in which a young gymnast in competition begins to see the world differently. Candy Girl explores the transition we make from idealistic childhood through the somewhat more murky world of the adolescent. Underwire Festival Winner of the Outstanding work by female practitioner aged 15 – 25, supported by BFI Future Film.
Dir: Brian Lye – Czech Republic – 2010
Love Birds is a short film that sees humans acting as birds. A male and a female bird meet and fall in love. An egg is produced and all is happy in the nest until their love is tested and fate comes knocking. A humorous love story that reflects the similarities between avian and human life. Best Film at Primavera Film Festival, Leichhardt (Sydney) Australia.
SEEDS OF THE FALL
Dir: Patrik Eklund – Sweden – 2009
Middle-aged couple Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship. They wear and tear at each other and Eva begins to feel sexually frustrated. One night she tries to seduce Rolf. He dismisses her but then something happens that will change their relationship forever. Special Jury Mention and the Audience Award at the 2010 Prague Short Film Festival from the Oscar nominated director Patrik Eklund.