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FUTURE SHORTS Summer Show
Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Summer, Sun and Best Shorts
FUTURE SHORTS San Francisco invites you…
…to Summer Shorts Show at FIREHOUSE 8
Find a spare moment in your busy summer weekend calendar for the best short films from around the globe screened in “Firehouse 8” located at 1648 Pacific Avenue in San Francisco, between Van Ness and Polk Street.
Future Shorts Festival is currently the largest global pop-up film festival with 2 million viewers and quarterly screenings in over 145 cities in 55 countries. 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 a different way of experiencing film.
This season continues the competition for the Future Shorts Audience Award giving the power of vote in hands of the audience.
Firehouse 8 Formerly an active fire station, “Firehouse 8” is transforming into a mixed retail and event space. This San Francisco landmark no.188 on Pacific Avenue in the Russian Hill district was built in 1917 by design of John Reid Jr. After being left empty by the city for over 30 years the firehouse is finally open to the community for various artistic, educational, commercial and philanthropic venues.
Come and enjoy the Future Shorts hot summer programme here and don’t forget to wear your best shorts.
Visit www.futureshorts.com for more information on the festival and Firehouse 8 Facebook page or website http://firehouse-8.com/ to find out more about the venue.
NB Note that there will be no refunds available.
Watch the trailer here
Short by a local filmmaker:
Dir. Karla Gomez
Production Country: ARGENTINA
Two women are taking care of a household full of children. There is no time to answer all their questions, and that only feeds child’s curiosity.
A MORNING STROLL
Dir: Grant Orchard
United Kingdom - 2012
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.
Dir: Ga Eun-Yoon
South Korea - 2011
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
Dir: Will Madden
United States - 2011
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
Dir: Mihai Grecu
Romania - 2011
A winner at Tampere Film Festival, this experimental documentary inspired by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill describes the effect of conflict in geographical spaces.
STREET VENDOR CINEMA
Dir: Clarissa Knoll
Brazil - 2011
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.
Dir: John Barrington
United Kingdom - 2011
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.
Dir: Victor Hugo Duran
United States - 2011
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.
When & Where
Teresa Nittolo, Gavin Jefferies, Marta Mannenbach
Festival is organized by volunteers without any other commercial interest than to support talented short film directors around the world.