The Best of International Short Films in this season!
Future Shorts Winter Season is here along with the unusually cold weather for the Bay Area. Join our film-loving audience on February 8 and you will be warm and entertained for some good 2 hours full of exciting, ground-breaking short audiovisual creations from filmmakers in US and beyond.
For local selection this time we have Steven Hight's latest short creation UNDONE. These EIGHT amazing shorts you will have the pleasure to watch in one screening will give you a proper insight in the hot news of petite cinema!
You will experience great movies along with scrumptious snacks provided by the MISSING LINK caterers, popcorn, drinks and great company.
So, make sure you have that Friday eve open for the filmic adventure of this winter season!
The official festival programme speaks for itself! Read the programme synopsis and watch the trailer below.
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Future Shorts SF Selection: UNDONE by Steven Hight (in picture below), 5 min, produced in San Francico
Sybopsis: A music-based story of Harold, an urban dweller who struggles blending into his surrounding culture and who daydreams of a happier existence. Created using a combination of 3D animated backgrounds, stop-motion animation live-action actors.
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.
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.
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.