Turn it up to 11: Future Shorts 2014 Summer Season coming! 八月底迎來你第十一場的未來短片節!

It is the height of the summer here in Taipei, and while we are sweating out the hot tropical days, we are preparing our 11th Future Shorts season. Talk about exciting!

This time we have 8 new short films on the programme. The films are selected by the Future Shorts HQ in London, and they surprise us every season! This time there seem to be quite a few music themed films on the menu, and maybe going for more weird, more impactful shorts. This I guess from the summaries, I can hardly wait to see the films with you as well! :)

The screening is on 2014 August 30, Saturday evening 18:00 at our usual 睡不著 Insomnia Cafe basement screening room. We’ve listed the event on Facebook and Google+. The ticket is 250NT, but we want you to have a good time with friends so we have a Buy 3 tickets, Get 1 free promotion. We also accept Bitcoin and give 10% discount for that.

The screening time and date is to-be-confirmed. The screening will likely be on a weekend near the end of August (we have some subtitles to prepare). Please stay in touch, and tell your friends about us! To stay in the loop you can sign up to our newsletter, or come back soon to visit this page :)

In the meantime, here are the films for this season.

嗨嗨親愛的大家,在這黏膩的夏日裡,我們一邊爆汗一邊為你們準備好了第十一場的未來短片節唷!時間是2014 8/30 星期六晚上六點 在我們的老地方 睡不著 Insomnia Cafe  的地下放映室唷!我們也將我們的活動資訊放在 Facebook  Google+歡迎大家去看! 票價是250台幣一張,這次很特別的是我們有好朋友套票— 買三張就送一張 (所以四位好朋友就可以一起看囉!) 如果您使用的是比特幣,另有九折優惠唷!

這次有八部嶄新的影片。如果你以前來過我們的活動,你會發現有時候我們的選片是有主題的。而這次,我相信他的主題是 [生活],這個我們每一點滴回憶的載體,我們存在的現在,有時候是我們被捆鎖的地方,有時候又是我們唯一的棲身之所。八月底,就跟我們一起只花短短的一個晚上,帶回更多想法,然後再次去面對你的下一秒的,生活。

如果你還沒有訂閱我們的電子報,可以按這裡,我們只有在有活動的時候會傳Email給大家,請您不需要擔心,我們不傳垃圾郵件唷!

The films

No Joke – Boxed In (中譯:沒在開玩笑的!)

Film still from No Joke - Boxed In

No Joke – Boxed In

Dir / 導演 : Maxim Kelly
United Kingdom / 英國 – 2013
The music video shows the ultimate cure, in the form of old people dancing. Pop music and humor come together in photographer Maxim Kelly’s short film of the KolKata Laughing Society.

這部MV用老年人跳著舞蹈的方式展現了終極的治療。流行音樂和幽默有趣在Maxim Kelly 這部記錄加爾各達大笑社區的影片中完美結合。

 

 

Butter Lamp (中譯:酥油燈)

Film still from Butter Lamp

Butter Lamp

Dir / 導演 : Hu Wei 胡偉
France / 法國 – 2013
A young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their picture. Against diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds, families appear to the photographer. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers.

Hong Kong IFF – Firebird Award (Short Film Competition), Grand Prix (National Competition) – Clermont-Ferrand IFF, AFI Fest – Grand Jury Award (Live Action Short)

一位年輕的攝影師和他的助手向西藏的居民要求幫他們拍一些家族記錄照/團體記錄照。帶著迥異的文化背景和各種不同異國情調的呈現,一個一個家庭在攝影師面前出現。隨著一張張的相片,看攝影師如何將這群人的關係細細織成一張多樣化村莊的網。

香港國際電影節 – 金火鳥大獎 (短片類)  /  第50屆金馬獎最佳創作短片 /  克萊蒙費朗國際影片節 – 評審大獎 (國際影片類)  / 美國電影學院電影展 – 評審大獎 (最佳動畫短片類)

 

I am Tom Moody

Film still from I am Tom Moody

I am Tom Moody

Dir / 導演 : Ainslie Henderson
United Kingdom / 英國 – 2013
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

Norwich Film Festival 2013 – Best Animated Film, Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2013 – Special Jury Award, Glasgow Film Festival 2013 – Scottish Audience Award, BAFTA Film Award 2014 – Nominated for Best British Short Animation

一位壓抑的音樂人他對歌唱這件事情走到了歧路,走到了一個通過潛意識的超現實之旅。

 

Bonobo: Cirrus

Film still from Cirrus

Cirrus

Dir / 導演 : Cyriak
United Kingdom / 英國 – 2013
The music video for Bonobo’s song, “Cirrus,” is a beautifully surreal video collage created by British animator Cyriak. It is certainly weird, using old footage of ordinary life to create complex machines and giant robots.

英國著名電音DJ Bonobo的MV “Cirrus” (捲雲),由英國動畫師製作, 拼貼出一個美麗而不真實的影片。它的確看起來很奇怪,用了大量復古風格日常生活的片段,堆疊成一些很複雜的機械和巨大的機器人。

 

Life is a Bitch

( 中譯:生命就是一場煎熬 // 直譯:人生不如意事十有八九 )

Film still from Life is a Bitch

Life is a Bitch

Dir / 導演 : François Jaros
Canada / 加拿大 – 2013
Love. Grief. Shock. Denial. Sleeplessness. Bubble bath. Mucus. Masturbation. Pop tart. Pigeons. Toothpaste. Hospital. F__k. Bye. Hair. Sports. Chicken. Bootie. Kids. Rejection. Squirrels. Cries. Awkward—95 scenes, five minutes: life’s a bitch.

Participated in Sundance 2014

悲痛。震撼。拒絕。失眠。泡泡浴。粘液。手淫。pop tart(類似孔雀香酥脆)。鴿子。牙膏。醫院。 e04。再見。頭髮。體育。雞。短靴。孩子。否決。松鼠。哭聲。尷尬怪異的-95個場景,五分鐘:生命是一個X子。(可做: 生命就是一場煎熬)

2014日舞影展參展作品。

 

Misterio (中譯:謎)

Film still from Misterio

Misterio

Dir / 導演 : Chema García Ibarra
Spain / 西班牙 – 2013
They say that if you put your ear to the back of his neck, you can hear the Virgin speak. Mother, father and son. The trio is heading for a crisis in which understanding is only one way of not listening to each other.

Berlinale Film Festival 2013 – EFA Short Film Nomination Award, Barcelona Visual Sound – Best Fiction Short, Festival Cinepropio 2013 – Best Short Film, Mas Sorrer 2013 – Audience Award, Festival de L’Alfas Pi 2013 – Best Short Film, Best Director and Best Director.

他們說,當你把耳朵放在他的脖子後面,你會聽到聖母瑪利亞在說話。聖母聖父及聖子。這三人組合將往滅亡之路—-當沒有人願意聽其他人講話的時候,這也會是唯一的一條路。

 

Metube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”

Film still from Metube

Metube

Dir / 導演 : Daniel Moshel
Austria / 奧地利 – 2013
“MeTube”, an homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizet’s Habanera from „Carmen” has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram.

Participated in Sundance 2014

 

“MeTube”,對數以千計雄心勃勃的YouTube用戶和影音部落客的致敬,
很有才華的,以及沒那麼厲害的那些網路上的自我推銷者,吸引了整個網際網路的注意。
就如他們一樣, George Bizet 的”卡門”中最有名的一段 Habanera 舞曲在重新增強電子音樂的元素以後在MeTube上被重新詮釋。

背景音樂混合的是導演Daniel Moshel,歌劇,以及神劇男高音August Schram。

2014日舞影展參展作品。

 

Just Before Losing Everything

Film still from Just Before Losing Everything

Just Before Losing Everything

Dir / 導演 : Xavier Legrand
France / 法國 – 2013
A young boy pretends to go to school and hides under a small bridge. A teenager in tears waits at a bus stop. A woman picks them up and drives them to the parking lot of a supermarket.

Participated in Sydney Flickerfest Short Film Festival 2014, French Film Industry Awards 2014 – Best Short Film, Leeds International Festival 2013 – Louis Le Prince Prize for Best International Short Film

一個假裝去學校其實只是躲在小橋底下的男孩,一個滿是淚水的青少年在公車站等待著。一個女人開車接他們,接到以後送他們到一個超級市場的停車場。

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:

UPDATE:
Now we have the screening event set up, see it on Facebook, or:
2014 May 31, Saturday, 18:00 – 20:00
睡不著咖啡館 Insomnia Cafe
No. 8, Lane 60, Taishun St, Taipei
台北市大安區泰順街60巷8號
(02) 2364-0002

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.

導演: Frederic Casella
英國 – 2011
Peter 一直深愛著 但卻娶了反- 並且認為自己能與狗溝通的Alison, 所以當Tooty 在她的婚禮前一天勾引Peter時,Peter打定主意要跟她在一起。 未來影展官方精選,2012日舞國際影展評審提名,2012百慕達國際影展最佳喜劇,Friars comedy club 影片節評審團最佳短片獎。


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.

導演: Anna Frances Ewert
英國 – 2011
本片捕捉了在童年時期孩子用想像力和遊戲對於真實世界可愛的摸索。
2011 舊金山國際影展Golden Gate 大獎最佳記錄短片獎。2010 愛丁堡藝術大學 Helen A. 紀念獎。


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.

導演: Nash Edgerton
澳洲 – 2013
參與 Flickerfest 國際短片節, 日舞影展, 佛羅里達影展 Sarasota 影片節, Melbourne 國際影展, Calgary 地下影片節。


 

Svamp

Svamp

Fungus

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.

導演: Charlotta Miller
瑞典 – 2011
在一位老太太的先生因浩劫而過世的時候,Katrin 剛被男友拋棄、悲慘的坐在她的破公寓裡,受到老太太的情緒影響,Katrin 決定要面對她從前的男朋友。參加2012 日舞影展。


 

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.

導演: Musa Syeed
葉門 – 2013
當一個葉門的男孩溜進一間破公寓,他讓自己的想像力奔馳在這間大房子裡。參加2014日舞影展,洛杉磯電影節,西雅圖電影節,杜拜電影節。


 

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.

導演: Conor Finnegan
愛爾蘭 – 2013
Dougal 是一隻害怕飛翔的小鳥。夜裡他總是做惡夢,夢到他墜落到地上,白天他寧願走路也不要面對他自己的恐懼。當一個嚴峻的冬日來臨, Dougal 需要到南方過冬,但是不會飛的他,該怎麼去呢⋯?

2012 洛杉磯短片節–最佳動畫獎, 2012 Cristal電影節–青年導演論壇獎。 2013 英國Glasgrow 短片節-觀眾最愛獎, 2013 Animade – -觀眾最愛獎, Provincetown 國際影片節- 最佳動畫獎。


 

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.

導演: Kibwe Tavares
英國 – 2012
桑給巴爾的海灘男孩Mbwana, 對未來充滿渴望,創造了一個謠言足以讓他的小鎮變身熱門觀光景點,但當他發現現實與他的夢想離的太遠,他決定摧毀一切-包括他自己

參加2013 日舞影展, 2013英國獨立影片獎(BIFAS) 「最佳短片」提名, 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!

Click the image for the sign-up sheet!

Click the image for the sign-up sheet!

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.

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.

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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…

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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。

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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…

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2013 Spring Season / 春季 未來短片節終於來囉!

It’s been a while since our last screening, and the Future Shorts headquarters in England prepared the new season for all of us to enjoy. Welcome to our Spring Season – the 5th quarterly collection of short films in Taipei from around the world.

The next screening is on July 27, Saturday evening, can RSVP at the Facebook event page or on the Google+ event page.

感覺這個冬天特別長, 我很想念跟大家一起看短片的夜晚。 在這樣熱辣辣的夏天裡,希望7/27晚上也看到你 :)

歡迎你和你的朋友   一起來看電影

The films:

The Whistle screenshot

The Whistle

The Whistle

Director: Grzegorz Zariczny
Poland – 2012
Marcin, a lowest-leagues football referee who lives in a small town near Krakow, dreams of better times. At his mother’s urging, he decides to change his life and find himself a girlfriend and more satisfying job. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize Sundance 2013.

導演: Grzegorz Zariczny 
波蘭 – 2012
Marcin, 一個最低等級的聯賽足球裁判,住在Krakow附近的一個小鎮, 夢想更好的生活. 在他母親的催促下,他決定改變他的生活,為自己找個女友和一個更好的工作。
{ 2013日舞影展 金評審團大獎 }

38 – 39°C screenshot

38 – 39°C

38 – 39°C

Director: Kangmin Kim
South Korea – 2011
A man enters an old bathhouse where, induced by the intense heat and steam, he relives a memory of his father, and their past relationship ignites. Selected film at ANNECY International Animated Film Festival 2012 and Florida Film Festival 2012.

導演: Kangmin Kim 
南韓 – 2011
男人進入一個老舊澡堂,蒸氣和熱氣讓他想起他和他父親之間的回憶以及他們過去的關係。入圍 {2012 安錫國際動畫影展 } { 2012佛羅里達電影節 }

The Chair screenshot

The Chair

The Chair

Director: Grainger David
United States – 2012
The Chair is the story of a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold in a small town and one boy’s attempt to understand his mother’s death, his grandmother’s obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange, and inexplicable plague. Jury Award Winner Best Narrative Short at SXSW 2012.

導演: Grainger David 
美國 – 2012
The Chair 講述毒霉在一個小鎮神秘性的爆發,一個小男孩試圖理解他母親的死、他祖母對於一張被他們遺棄的躺椅的著迷,以及這個有著短命、詭譎而令人費解的大災難。{ 2012 SXSW 評審團最佳故事短片 }

Micky Bader screenshot

Micky Bader (Bathing Micky)

Micky Bader

Director: Frida Kempff
Sweden – 2009
100 year old Micky has been a member of the local bathing club for almost half a decade. Every day, every season, she swims with her friends. From her story we gain a perspective on ourselves and our existence. Winner of the Jury Prize Cannes 2010.

導演: Frida Kempff 
瑞典 – 2009
100歲的米奇成為地方洗澡俱樂部的一員已經快超過半個世紀了。每一天,每一個季節,她都與她的朋友們游泳。從她的故事中,我們能感受到我們自己和我們的存在。{ 2010戛納電影節評委會大獎 }

Dogs Are Said to See Things screenshot

Dogs Are Said to See Things

Dogs Are Said To See Things

Director: Guto Parente
Brazil – 2012
An omen, a shred of time only. Suddenly the huge-bellied man jumps into the pool holding a glass of whiskey. Based on the short story by Moreira Campos. Jury Honorable Mention at AFI Fest 2012.

導演: Guto Parente 
巴西 – 2012
一個預兆,僅存於一瞬間。一個有著超大肚子的男子突然跳進游泳池,還拿著一杯威士忌。根據Moreira Campos的短篇小說改編。{ 2012 美國電影學會AFI電影節  評審嘉勉 }

Whiplash screenshot

Whiplash

Whiplash

Director: Damien Chazelle
United States – 2012
An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra. Winner of the US Fiction Award Sundance 2013.

導演: Damien Chazelle 
美國 – 2012
一個有抱負的鼓手進入一個菁英聚集的頂級爵士樂團。{ 2013 日舞 美國小說獎 }