The return of Future Shorts: 2014 Spring Season

New season, new films. Future Shorts is back with the 2014 Spring season, and we are very happy to bring it to Taipei, to it’s 9th season! This time there are more films, altogether 7 shorts from 5 different countries.

We are setting up the time for the screening, will update the information here, when we have a time, or sign up to our mailing list, to get the announcement right into your mailbox! In the meantime, here is our 2014 Spring Season programme:

The Films

Tooty's Wedding

Tooty’s Wedding

Tooty’s Wedding

Dir: Frederic Casella
United Kingdom – 2011
Peter has always been in love with the beautiful siren Tooty but he is married to the anti-siren Alison who thinks she can talk to dogs. So when Tooty flirts with Peter the night before her wedding, a desperate Peter decides they’re destined to be together.

Official Selection, 2012 Sundance International Film Festival Special Jury Mention, Bermuda International Film Festival 2012 Grand Prize – Best Comedy, Jury Prize – Best Short, Friars Comedy Club Film Festival 2011.

Into the Middle of Nowhere

Into the Middle of Nowhere

Into the Middle of Nowhere

Dir: Anna Frances Ewert
United Kingdom – 2011
This film lovingly captures the wonder of childhood as kids explore and test the boundaries of reality through play and imagination.

Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary – San Francisco International Film Festival 2011, Helen A. Bequest Award – Edinburgh College of Art 2010.

The Captain

The Captain

The Captain

Dir: Nash Edgerton
Australia – 2013
An aeroplane pilot wakes up in the wreckage of a crash with a massive hangover and is confronted with the consequences of his actions.

Participated in Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival.

Svamp

Svamp

Svamp

Dir: Charlotta Miller
Sweden – 2011
Katrin sits apathetically in her dumpy apartment after being left by her boyfriend as an old lady whose husband just died is wreaking havoc outside. Touched by the old lady’s strong emotions, Katrin decides to face her old boyfriend.

Participated in 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

The Big House

The Big House

The Big House

Dir: Musa Syeed
Yemen – 2013
When a Yemeni boy finds a way into the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself and his imagination run wild in the big house.

Participated in 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival.

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Dir: Conor Finnegan
Ireland – 2013
Dougal is a small bird with a fear of flying. At night his dreams are plagued with a recurring nightmare of falling towards earth and by day he walks wherever he needs to go rather than face this fear. When a harsh winter rolls around, Dougal must head South, but how?

Best Animation Award- LA Shorts Festival 2012, Young Directors Forum Award- Cristal Festival 2012, Audience Award – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013, Audience Award – Animade 2013, Best Animation – Provincetown International Film Fest

Jonah

Jonah

Jonah

Dir: Kibwe Tavares
United Kingdom – 2012
Zanzibarian beach boy Mbwana, hungry for the future, creates a myth that transforms his small town into a tourist hot spot, but when the reality is far from his dreams he sets out to destroy the town – or himself.

Participated in 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “Best Short Film” nominee for The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAS) in 2013. Made in partnership with Film4, BFI, Channel4, Shine Films.

We have a newsletter: don’t ever miss an event

The biggest problem we have found during the last 8 events we hosted is how to reliably let people know that we have a screening. Most of our communication was done through our Facebook Page, but over time that became more and more unreliable. Fewer people can see our posts, many never even get a notice that we have an event going on, and generally cannot get the same exposure as we used to. This is a general change in Facebook’s behaviour and troubles every other organizer as well.

On the other hand, not that many people come to our blog, and those who come would need to remember to check the page regularly to see if we have announced any new events?

Much better if we can go to our fans directly – if someone tells us that “yeah, I want to hear when you have the next screening!”, then we should be able to get in touch with them. For this, a newsletter is probably the best (even if not perfect) way.

So now we have a newsletter. Here’s the sign-up form below. We’ll send out emails only to keep people informed, and see whether it enables the creation a more satisfied community. :)

Let’s keep in touch!

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2013/14 冬季 未來影片節來囉!

我們的粉絲一定有發現我們並沒有舉行去年底的秋季影展(是的,9/10/11 稱之為秋季)這幾天這麼冷,也是我們醞釀出冬季影展的時刻囉 :) 2013/14 的冬季場非常令人期待,2/22,在這麼濕冷的天,就跟好友們窩在一起看電影吧 。

這次的場地還是老地方, Insomnia Cafe (師大 睡不著 咖啡廳), 一個非常有文藝氣息,放鬆的好地方。最多可以容納40-45個人(我們的上一場就幾乎坐滿)這次我們提早了許多時間準備,就是希望給大家一個更好的體驗,更順的流程,設備也更乖更聽話(哈哈)

活動頁面請看我們的 Facebook  我們將在這個頁面通知大家確切的時間,也有地點資訊可以參考。
(一直有Follow我們的好朋友們或許會發現,這是我第一次嘗試翻譯中文片名。其實是因為我覺得以往雖然直接用英文名字保持原汁原味,卻讓不太懂片名的朋友們無法體會片名跟短片之間強烈的關係,還望大家滿意囉)

影片介紹—–

That I'm Falling?
That I’m Falling?

That I’m Falling

往下墜落,不斷

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導演 Eduardo Williams

法國 -2013

一個年輕人尋找著一顆種子、他在地底下和朋友消磨的時間、在朋友的陪伴和對話中交織出一段旅程。

***參加–2013年法國坎城影展「導演雙週」單元(Quinzaine des realisateurs), 2013 Transcinema,2013 巴西國際短片電影節,2013 里加(拉脫維亞)國際獨立短片電影節,2013 法國里爾國際短片藝術節。

Participated in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2013, Transcinema 2013, Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival 2013, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS 2013, Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille 2013.

Out of Reach
Out of Reach

Out of Reach

伸手之外

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導演:Jakub Stozek

波蘭 – 2011

年輕,任性,Karolina和Natalia這對姐妹對他們的家庭生活卻很實際。他們那位控制欲極強的父親是不懂怎麼照顧他們,但再怎麼樣都糟糕不過他們那位神祕而長年缺席的母親。

在這部得獎的影片中,導演Jakub Stozek跟隨著女孩直到他們真的找到了母親,和一切開始充滿驚人的發現。

***本片獲日舞電影節榮譽提名

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking Sundance Film Festival.

Blind Spot
Blind Spot

Blind Spot

盲點

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導演:Johanna Bessière, Nicolas Chauvelot, Olivier Clert, Cécile Dubois-Herry, Yvon Jardel, Simon Rouby

法國 – 2007

一個強盜進入一家小雜貨店行搶。一位視力不好的老奶奶正在購物。突然,可怕的錯誤發生了。

***官方評選電影基金獎 – 戛納電影節2008年最佳學生製作獎 – 2008 SIGGRAPH學生競賽,  2008 ANIMAFEST  札格瑞布(克羅埃西亞首都),2008 加拿大首都渥太華  。

Official Selection Cinefondation – Cannes Festival 2008, Best Student Piece Award – SIGGRAPH 2008, Student Competition – ANIMAFEST Zagreb 2008, Official Selection Ottawa 2008.

Rabbitland
Rabbitland

Rabbitland

兔子大地

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導演:Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak

塞爾維亞 – 2012

沒有大腦的兔子們生活在兔子大地(Rabbitland) – “完美”的民主之地。兔子花上數不盡的時日進行民主的投票選舉,每天選舉一次,因為兔子大地是一個井然有序的民主社會。

***柏林國際影展水晶熊獎。 塞拉耶佛電影節評審特別獎。

Crystal Bear – Berlin International Film Festival, Special Jury Mention Sarajevo Film Festival.

The Date
The Date

The Date

約會

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導演:Jenni Toivoniemi

芬蘭 – 2012

Tino 在幫家裡的種貓Diable 安排一次在兩個女人面前的貓咪配對時, 他的男子氣概受到了考驗。

***短片評委會獎:國際劇情片類 – 日舞電影節,柏林2013年。

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction – Sundance, Berlin 2013.

Buzkashi Boys
Buzkashi Boys

Buzkashi Boys

玩馬背刁羊的男孩們

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導演:Sam French

阿富汗 – 2011

這部短片講述了兩個摯友,一個充滿魅力的街頭頑童和一個愛挑釁的鐵匠的兒子、一個引人注目的組合帶來的故事。他們誰能爭鬥,變成自己真正夢想成為的一個大男人—在這個地球上最飽受戰爭蹂躪的國家裡。

(有看 白日冒險王嗎? Buzkashi 在裡面就有出現,這是一種阿富汗的運動,有點像是曲棍球但是[球]是一塊沒有頭的羊的軀幹)

***戲劇類:戲劇類優選 – 洛杉磯短片節,最佳國際短片電影 – 雨舞影展,最佳攝影獎 – 英國電影節。

Drama: Best-of Category – LA Shorts Fest, Best International Short Film – Raindance Film Festival, Best Cinematography – UK Film Festival.

2013/14 Winter Screening (English info)

Since we have missed the Autumn season, it’s time to catch up with the regular screenings. We are preparing in Taipei for the 2013/14 Winter. It’s been a cold & wet winter here so far, will be looking forward to some cozy movie night with friends.

We are holding the event at the same place we’ve always been, Insomnia Cafe, it’s a small but very friendly location. Can seat about 40-45 people if we really try (and in the last few seasons we did have full house). Hope to have better subtitling, want to prepare the computer better, and hope to try a few different things to make the organization smoother.

The event is on February 22, Saturday, afternoon. The time is to-be-announced. Can see the event page on Facebook.

The Films

That I'm Falling?

That I’m Falling?

That I’m Falling

Dir: Eduardo Williams
France – 2013
A young man in search of a seed emerges from the underground where he spends time with his friends. In their company he begins a long digestive journey.

Participated in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2013, Transcinema 2013, Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival 2013, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS 2013, Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille 2013.

Out of Reach

Out of Reach

Out of Reach

Dir: Jakub Stozek
Poland – 2011
Young and headstrong, sisters Karolina and Natalia are realistic about their home life. Their domineering father may not take care of them but they know any life with their mysteriously absent mother would surely be worse.
In this award winning film, director Jakub Stozek follows the girls as they finally seek out their mother and come to terms with surprising discoveries.

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking Sundance Film Festival.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot

Blind Spot

Dir: Johanna Bessière, Nicolas Chauvelot, Olivier Clert, Cécile Dubois-Herry, Yvon Jardel, Simon Rouby
France – 2007
A robber enters a small convenience shop to perform a hold-up. An old grandmother with bad eyesight is doing her shopping. Suddenly, things go horribly wrong.

Official Selection Cinefondation – Cannes Festival 2008, Best Student Piece Award – SIGGRAPH 2008, Student Competition – ANIMAFEST Zagreb 2008, Official Selection Ottawa 2008.

Rabbitland

Rabbitland

Rabbitland

Dir: Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak
Serbia – 2012
The Brainless Rabbits live in Rabbitland – the “perfect” democracy. The Rabbits spend days voting on democratic elections, which take place in Rabbitland once a day, because Rabbitland is an ordered democracy.

Crystal Bear – Berlin International Film Festival, Special Jury Mention Sarajevo Film Festival.

The Date

The Date

The Date

Dir: Jenni Toivoniemi
Finland – 2012
Tino’s manhood is put to the test in front of two women when he has to host a date for Diablo, the family’s stud cat.

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction – Sundance, Berlin 2013.

Buzkashi Boys

Buzkashi Boys

Buzkashi Boys

Dir: Sam French
Afghanistan – 2011
Buzkashi Boys tells the compelling coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith’s son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth.

Drama: Best-of Category – LA Shorts Fest, Best International Short Film – Raindance Film Festival, Best Cinematography – UK Film Festival.

2013 台北夏季場 粉絲觀後感-{ The Pirate of Love }

有在Follow我們的部落格會發現,未來短片 x 台北 不定時會邀請喜歡我們的粉絲寫一些觀後感

這次邀請 紅球,主要是她非常融入活動,找了很多資料和大家分享,

看到觀眾們能夠一起討論,分享心得,是讓我們很開心的事情 :)

 

2013 未來短片影展 / 台北夏季場 粉絲觀後感– (紅球){ The Pirate of Love }

圖片

來說說這次我最喜歡的一部短片:The Pirate of Love。在說這部片之前先聲明The Runaway的確真的很棒,因為太棒了所以我就不多說它有多好多好,讓別人去評論他吧,我來介紹The Pirate of Love這部對於台灣觀眾看似有點莫名其妙的動畫紀錄片。

 初次觀賞時被那如幻覺般流動的螢光色手繪動畫吸引,但當下沒有很確切抓住本片想表達的思想,回到家上網調查後,發現The Pirate of Love原來只是單純描述幾位歌迷對於冰島流浪歌手Daniel C.的歌的一些臆測,因為沒有人知道這位歌聲有些滄桑的真實身分為何,他們猜測他可能古怪而孤寂還愛上名叫Sherry的十三歲黑人女孩,獨自開著卡車在公路上奔馳,還作了這張The Pirate of Love的專輯來歌詠愛情等等,所以影像隨著歌詞呈現許多神秘而空靈的風格,導致不知這位歌手故事的觀眾不好理解內容實屬可惜,但在知道故事背景的情況下,卻是可以再三回味的好短片。

 

 而在影片完成且在影展撥出後,影片製作人也被Daniel C.本人連繫上了,據說歌手已經跟Sherry修成正果結婚,且很開心自己的歌曲能給世人許多想像,而他本人已不再像那首Lonely Life裡高歌”Anybody hear my cry~?”啦。多麼美好的人生呢!

 

   影片的魔力就是用影像與聲音將平凡的現實氛圍瞬間變化成有點魔幻的氣味,而且可以多人共享。這次是我第二次參加FutureShorts,與很多認識的與陌生的朋友擠在地下室共同品嘗這股脫離現實的美好,真好。

 

洪昱喬

被朋友叫「紅球」的生物,目前往動畫影視的修羅路邁進中,

喜歡插畫寫生,重度影癡。

FB:紅昱喬

Summer screening coming right up

After almost 3 months of preparation, the next screening of Future Shorts Taipei is now ready for you! We have finished preparing the English and Chinese subtitles for all 6 films, and setting everything up for this week!

Future Shorts 2013 Summer Season / 夏季 未來短片節就要來囉: 2013 October 18, Friday, 8:00-9:30PM (doors open at 7:30PM), at 睡不著 Insomnia Cafe, 台北市大安區泰順街60巷8號.

You can also RSVP on the Facebook event page. Entry is 200TWD, and films start at 8PM sharp, so come earlier to have a seat! There’s space for about 40 people.

Volume

Volume

I prefer to be surprised by the films just like you do, and films shorts pack a lot of punch indeed in their few minutes. I still had to watch everything beforehand to make sure it’s all in good working order for you to see and boy am I excited about them! I’m blown away by the quality of the selection in every season since our first one almost 2 years ago. It’s brilliant, exciting, inspiring, unsettling, thought provoking. Usually not for the faint of heart, and that just adds to the experience.

Now that everything is prepared, see you in a few days for an awesome screening. Bring your friends too, movies are better in company! :)

2013 Summer Season / 夏季 未來短片節就要來囉!

After the very successful Spring screening, we are super-excited to announce the Future Shorts Summer Season already! We hope to make it the best season ever! We have 6 new shorts films from 6 different countries around the world. Prepare to be blown away – I personally cannot wait to see them!

We are preparing the screening, and we don’t have a set time yet. Check back to this page to see later, we will announce it here, soon! In the meantime, check out the trailer and the films that are coming to Taipei, to a cinema near you.

Trailer / 夏季預告: http://youtu.be/ODD1hl6cGrk

夏季的未來短片節, 對台灣來說夏天進入尾聲了, 沒關係;那就讓我們抓住夏天的尾巴吧!

六部強烈而風格迥異的影片,來自美國/西班牙/冰島/愛爾蘭以及英國, 在漸帶涼意的夜晚,給你的心臟不一樣的溫度。

<我們正在努力進行翻譯工作,時間地點都會在這篇文章通知唷> 只因為想給你們 最好的 :)

 

 

 

The films

Boneshaker movie image

Boneshaker

Boneshaker

Director: Frances Bodomo
United States – 2012
An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child. Stars 9-year old Oscar nominated Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Official selection Sundance Festival 2013, originally funded from Kickstarter.

導演: Frances Bodomo

美國-2012

一個非洲家庭,迷失在美國;為了想找方法治療他們的問題兒童而前往路易斯安那州的教會。

9歲童星 Quvenzhané Wallis  曾榮獲奧斯卡提名(提名作品Beasts of the Southern Wild).

< 2013 日舞影展參展電影>

*本片經費從 Kickstarter 網站募得款項

 

La Huida – The Runaway

The Runaway

The Runaway

Director: Victor Carrey
Spain – 2011
Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light… Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot..

Winner at Chicago Film Festival and Hugo Gold Award winner. Winner of 77 awards and more than 200 selections.

導演: Victor Carrey

西班牙 – 2011

口香糖。一條狗鍊。牆上一個澳洲形狀的污漬。一個向下彎的紅綠燈……每一樣東西都有自己的故事,而所有的東西聚在一起則能產生一個新的情節…

<芝加哥國際電影節最佳影片> <雨果金獎得主>

榮獲77個獎項,參展超過200場影展。

 

The Pirate of Love

The Pirate of Love

The Pirate of Love

Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
Iceland – 2013
The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C. Official selection AFI Film Fest & New Directors/New Films 2013.

導演: Sara Gunnarsdóttir

冰島 – 2013

The Pirate of Love 是一部動畫紀錄片,關於一個流浪音樂家- Daniel C.

<2013AFI電影節參展電影 並贏得- 新導演 / 新電影獎>

The Hidden Smile

The Hidden Smile

The Hidden Smile

Director: Ventura Durall
Spain – 2011
Following a 10-year-old kid who arrives at the Ethiopian capital after escaping from his home and his misfortunes to integrate into a street children group, The Hidden Smile constructs a realistic tale on the values that flourish in a society formed by children. Winner of Best Documentary at Abu Dhabi Film Festival and official Sundance selection 2012.

See the trailer on Youtube.

導演:Ventura Durall

西班牙 – 2011

跟著一個10歲的孩子,從他的家和他的不幸逃離至埃塞俄比亞首都,試著融入其他街頭流浪兒童所成的,近乎幫派一般的組織。The Hidden Smile 建構了一個很現實的故事,關於在一個由兒童所構成的社會裡,一種新價值觀的興起…

<阿布達比電影節 最佳紀錄片> <2012年日舞影展參展電影>

預告在這裡

 

Irish Folk Furniture

Irish Folk Furniture

Irish Folk Furniture

Director: Tony Donoghue
Ireland – 2012
In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty, and with a time many would rather forget. In this animated documentary, 16 pieces of traditional folk furniture are repaired and returned home. Sundance 2013 winner for Best Animation short film.

導演:Tony Donoghue

愛爾蘭 – 2012

在愛爾蘭,舊的手繪家具往往讓人想到生活艱難與貧困的時代,那些你寧願忘記的日子。在這部動畫的紀錄片,16件民間傳統家具被修復好,回到了家。

<2013日舞影展最佳動畫短片得主>

 

Volume

Volume

Volume

Director: Mahalia Belo
United Kingdom – 2012
Sam lives in a place where everything is polished and secrets are cleaned up and kept. So when Georgina goes missing, everyone acts like nothing happened. But Sam can’t stop thinking about her, the enigma who lived next door, swimming daily in her pool. As Sam drifts back into his memories of Georgina, he comes to realise he may know more than he wants to remember. Winner of the British Independent Film Award for Best Short.

See the trailer on Youtube.

導演: Mahalia Belo

英國 – 2012

Sam住在一個,一切都被修飾過而秘密都被整理好並隱藏的地方。因此,當Georgina 失踪時,每個人卻裝做什麼事都沒發生。但Sam無法停止想她,那個住在隔壁,每天在她的游泳池游泳,謎一般的女孩。Sam試著在腦海裡回想那些關於Georgina的記憶,卻逐漸意識到他記得的比他想知道的更多…

<英國獨立電影獎最佳短片得主>

預告在這裡