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。

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The films

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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



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

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*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


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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







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…




Introducing the Summer Programme

Now that the summer has arrived, here’s the lineup for the latest movies at Future Shorts. 7 award winning short films from 5 different countries, many different styles and visuals. This time all family-safe, though it looks like they will again rock your world.

A Morning Stroll

A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard

United Kingdom – 2012 – 7mins

Created by Studio AKA, the multi-BAFTA winning company behind Future Shorts favourite Jojo in the Stars, Grant Orchard’s A Morning Stroll is the story of an encounter between a New Yorker and a chicken. Told over three acts spanning over 100 years, this incredibly successful animated short has already won a BAFTA and a Jury Award at Sundance and was nominated for a Short Animated Film Oscar. Click here to see the trailer.


Guest by Ga Eun-Yoon

South Korea – 2011 – 20mins

A teenager angry at her father’s affair barges into his mistress’ house to find her two little kids. Winner of the 2012 International Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand, Guest is a beautifully acted coming-of-age portrayal of emotions from Korean National University of Arts’ film program.

Notes on Biology

Notes on Biology by Will Madden

United States – 2011 – 6mins

A stop motion animation, Notes on Biology was the winner of Best Short at SXSW. This very clever short film brought to us by Ornana Films follows a student’s imagination during a Biology class.

We’ll Become Oil

We’ll Become Oil by Mihai Grecu

Romania – 2011 – 6mins

A winner at Tampere Film Festival, this experimental documentary inspired by the Golf of Mexico oil spill describes the effect of conflict in geographical spaces. Click here to watch the trailer.

Street Vendor Cinema

Street Vendor Cinema by Clarissa Knoll

Brazil – 2011 – 15mins

A short film producer sells filmmaking on demand in the busiest shopping street of Brazil. The outcome is an extraordinary mix of genres, from a samurai epic to a family melodrama, all born out of popular fantasy shaped amid the market’s chaos.


Tumult by John Barrington

United Kingdom – 2011 – 13 min

A tribe of norse warriors traipses across a barren land after battle. Their dying chief is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them. Click here to watch the trailer.


Fireworks by Victor Hugo Duran

United States – 2011 – 11mins

Growing up in Los Angeles, the fourth of July was always about fireworks. Against the holiday backdrop in South L.A., Fireworks is a coming-of-age story of two adolescent boys on a quest to impress a group of girls. Click here to watch the trailer.

We are just setting up the screenings in and around Taipei for these films, and we’ll let you know as soon as they are arranged. Should be very soon, can’t wait to see these!

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