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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL AT Darb 1718, Wed August 15, 2012

Darb 1718 is delighted to be hosting the Future Shorts Film Festival on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM. 
Currently, the festival takes place in over 144 cities and 55 countries, showcasing a single program of the best short films often alongside live music, DJs and art. From London to Moscow, Perth to Jakarta, and Cairo! The screenings take place across a huge variety of spaces including, music halls, cinemas, theatres, galleries, clubs, and warehouses.

Includes BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee “A Morning Stroll” Clermont-Ferrand winner “The Guest” SXSW winner “Notes on Biology,” and the amazing Brazilian short film “Street Vendor Cinema”.

Ticket price: 50 LETickets will be sold at the door. Places are limited, so be sure to make it on time. We'd hate for you to miss it!


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.


We Will Become Oil

Dir: Mihai Grecu
Romania - 2011

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.


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.



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.


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: 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.



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.


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