In its XIX edition the Future Film Festival will bring again on its screens the best animated and sp
Bologna, Italy, May 2018
In its XIX edition the Future Film Festival will bring again on its screens the best animated and sp
In its XIX edition the Future Film Festival will bring again on its screens the best animated and sp fx shorts from all around the world.
Soon we will announce the time and date of the six programs, but you can already see the list of the selected shorts:
Future Film Short Program 1
Les Animaux Domestiques di J. Lecointre, Francia, 2017; Among the black waves di A. Budanova, Russia, 2016; Down by love di J. Corral, Spagna, 2016; The absence of Eddy Table di R. Spaars, Norvegia, 2016; Time Rodent di A. Svedlana, Repubblica Ceca, 2016; Deus di A. Battault e R. Essler, Francia, 2016; The sled di O. Shhchukina, Russia, 2016; Disco di B. Seewald, Germania, 2016; Summer’s puke is winter’s delight di K. Sawako, Giappone, 2016; Envor di L. Courtillon, Francia, 2016; Slowville di A. Meunier, Canada, 2017; Here winter di L. Kyutae, Sud Corea, 2017; Once upon 3 times di J. Rembauville e N. Bianco-Lévrin, Francia, 2016; Different di D. Rustav e H. Belousova, Uzbekistan, 2016; Overload di K. Suhyun, Sud Corea, 2015; Framed di M. Jemalo, Italia, 2016; La Cour di E. Costedoat, A. Engels, J. Fradin, F. Gourdin, F. Merien e O. Rovier, Francia, 2016; Second to none di V. Gallagher, Irlanda, 2016; Indice 50 di J. Guené, A. Belmudes, D. Clef, S. Amblard, M. Fumel e M. Peters-Houg, Francia, 2016.
Future Film Short Program 2
Love is a sting di V. Gallagher, Ireland, 2015; (Otto) di M. Blaauw, J. Oprins e J. Roggereen, Holland, 2015; Two trams di S. Andrianova, Russia, 2016; Locus di V. Antoniv, Poland, 2016; 24 days of torture di Vik&Nes, UK, 2016; Wild Animals di Y. Taube, Israel, 2016; Blue Unnatural di M. Bolognesi, Italy, 2017; About Coati di A. Slepchuck, Russia, 2016; The lingerie show di L. Harrison, USA, 2015; Camino de agua para un pez di M. Marro, Spain, 2016; Sirocco di A. hug, L. Madec, K. Tarpinia e T. Lopez, France, 2016; Before&After di K. Minji, South Corea, 2016; Preston di G. Amar, L. Doucerain, J. Heu, W. Marcere, T. Tieu e M. Vaast, France, 2016; Darrell di M. Briones e A. Carabantes, Spain, 2016; The person with the broadest shoulders in the world di K. Misu, South Corea, 2016; Asteria di A. Arpentinier, M. Blanchys, L. Granl, T. Lamarca, T. Lamaille e J. Lusseau, France, 2016; Swiff di A. Agliata, T. Cambier, T. Bonora, A. Bellour, J. Berckmans e R. Lavoine, France, 2016; Everything Changes di P. Luciani, Italy, 2017; Kukuschka di D. Velikovskaya, Spain, 2016; En vol di B. Le fevre, France, 2016; Merletti e Borotalco di R. di Mario, L. Miceli, A. Peronetto e S. Tarquini, Italy, 2016; Corp. di P. Polledri, Spain, 2016.
Future Film Short Program 3
A town called panic: back to school di S. Aubier e V. Patar, Belgium, 2016; L’oiseau pleureur di C. Ledru, France, 2016; Lupus di C. Gomez Salamanca, France, 2016; Oh, Matko! Di P. Ziolkowska, Poland, 2017; 9 ways to draw a person di S. Svirsky, Russia, 2016; Johnno’s dead di C. Shepard, France, 2016; La grande histoire d’un petit trait di A. Robert, France, 2016; Selfie Cat di G. Assie, E. Bernard e E. Divet, France, 2016; Age of obscure di M. Mizue, Japan, 2016; Hadarim di S. Yosef, Israel, 2016; U scriusciu du mari di F. Collet, F. De Carvalho, A. Douzal, J. Nardelli, L. Rossi e Z. Towey, France, 2016; Arzena Velenifera di L. Ottaviani, A. Sireci e M. Testa, Italy, 2016; Bug di F. Marinelli e D. Trovato, Italy, 2016; Wendell’s advantageous adventure di L. Findlay, Uk, 2016; Cop Dog di B. Plympton, USA, 2017; Oh my di T. Martin, Holland, 2016; The passenger di O. Brouillet, C. d’Intorni, A. Mariez, L. Martinetto, R. Mehleb e E. Seyoux, France, 2016; Close the shutters di Y. Lan, Israel, 2016; Peter’s forest di M. Mestrovic, Croatia, 2016; Lutra di D. Merello, Italy, 2016.
Future Film Short Program 4
The advisors of King Hydrops di N. Brozynska, Poland, 2016; Catherine di B. Raes, Holland, 2016; Drifting Away di C. Clement-Delmas, Germany, 2016; Iahmes et la grande devorouse di C. Sichez e M. Rivoal, France, 2016; Fim da linha di A. Pinto e P. d’Alva, Portugal, 2016; Knight to meet you di A. Fromager, L. Bogdel, L. Resplandy, L. Godineau, M. Astruc e N. Canot, France, 2016; Jubilee di C. Soudet, C. Piogé, M. Duvert, M. El Kadiri e A. Marnion, France, 2016; Hot Trahison di Q. Barutart, France, 2016; Loneliest Stopnight di B. Plympton, USA, 2016; Johanne di A. Volozh, UK, 2017; We wash di T. Knipf e A. Kronberk, Germany, 2016; Go to city Ele di W. Li, South Corea, 2015; Pigments di C. Leroux, Z. Risser, P. Schapp e S. Youssef, Franea, 2016; Invasion Day di V. De Bellis, M. Erastotene, T. Guilpin, L. Lefebre, R. Leylavergne, A. Loiseau, M. Oumand e D. Trouvé, France, 2016; Pyjama suicide di R. Cicero e A. Chabrier, France, 2016; Flip di A. Hirsch, V. Patout, F. Puchois, L. Renard e F. Sauvage, France, 2016; Nez en moin disait Cleopatra di C. Chitou, C. Lebreton, L. Loiseau, M. Meah, M. Monier, M. Razafindralambo, A. Rondol, J. Salvi e A. Trefleze, France, 2016; La parfumerie de Monsieur Pompone di A. de Lafforest, C. Ferrari, F. Ratte, Y. Demettre e T. Weyland, France, 2016.
Future Film Short Program 5
Beast! Di P. Coudyzer, Belgium, 2016; I want Pluto to be a planet again di M. Amachoukeli e V. Mavounia Kouka, France, 2016; Made in Spain di C. Riobòo, Spain, 2016; Ships passing in the night di E. Zwimpfer, Germany, 2016; Travelling country di I. Bogdanov e V. Dantcheva, Croatia, 2016; Farewell di C. Yong Hsu, A. Jacquot, P. Jourdain, A. Sorio e E. Trahey, France, 2016; Gusla or the spirits di A. Nowak, France, 2016; Kebab romance di H. Guilleum, C. Huard e E. Musa, France, 2016; The goats di Y. Filippova, Russia, 2016; Spiderweb di N. Chernysheva, Russia, 2016; No offense di K. Borghs, Belgium, 2016; Gokurosama di C. Frére, A. Gal, Y. Meignnien, A. Mertz, R. Migliorelli e R. Salvini, France, 2016; Isabella d’Este virtual studiolo di G. Bellavia, Italy, 2016; Meli-metro di A. Blain, L. Germain, C. Gigot, J. Guillot, A. Muller e S. Puculek, France, 2016; My deer friend di S. Ko, South Corea, 2016; The laughing spider di K. Tanaami, Japan, 2016; Pokey Pokey di J. Zhang, Switzerland, 2015; Poilus di G. Auberval, L. Dozul, S. Gomez, T. hek, H. Lagrange, A. Laroye e D. Lashcari, France, 2016; Sendas di R. Felgueiras, Portugal, 2016.
Future Film Short Program 6
The wizard of U.S. di B. Bruszewska, Poland, 2016; Decorado di A. Vazquez, Spain, 2016; Even Horyzon di M. Orzechowski, Poland, 2017; Old Bear di C. Chen, France, 2016; Revelation – the city of haze di M. Quinchao, China, 2016; Garden Party di T. Dufresne, F. Babikien, G. Grapperon, L. Navarro, V. Bayouz e V. Claire, France, 2016; Moonlight Gravity di Y. Song, South Corea, 2015; The cats di A. Rios, Mexico, 2016; Merlot di M. Gennari e G. Martinelli, Italy, 2016; Nonsens di M. Strand Mourier e D. Skold, UK, 2016; Le promeneur di T. Challet, France, 2016; Malgrin Debotté di C. Brodelle, C. Kinedjian, M. Marinos e C. Valex, France, 2016; Les courgettes de la resistence di M. Idri,B. Leciltel, I. Ngamou e C. Balguerie, France, 2016; Hypertrain di E. Kampis e F. Bellotto, Switzerland, 2017; Kastaars di J. Elsen, Belgium, 2016; Night Shadows di I. Viaranchyk e B. Rivlin, USA, 2016; Phone di H. Holman-Penney, UK, 2016; Resistence di A. Chauvet, A. LeDanois, Q. Foulon, F. Glasse, J. Jean e J. Narrat, France, 2016; Napier Daltic di L. Hau Ying e M. Ngai Wan, Hong Kong, 2017.
Blood! Violence! Pulp!
Blood! Violence! Pulp!
After the great success of movies like Dead Sushi and Zombie Ass Midnight Madness is back with Bloody Chainsaw Girl by Hiroki Yamaguchi!
Young bully Giko Nokomura weilds the chainsaw like no one else, a talent inherited by his deceased father. At school Giko has a rival named Nero Aoi that is turning all her classmates in cyborg zombies at her command. Giko find herself targeted by envious Nero and the dangerous transgender Hanzo frm the school's Ninja Club.
From the splatter manga by Rei Mikamoto, a delirious film with zombies, cyborgs, mutants and obviusly sharp chainsaws!
It’s time to announce a new guest of the XIX edition of the Future Film Festival: Victor Perez, spec
It’s time to announce a new guest of the XIX edition of the Future Film Festival: Victor Perez, special effects supervisor and spfx artist with over 20 years of production experience in computer graphics and visual effects and many Oscars collaborations.
Among the films in which he collaborated we can list The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan, Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by David Yates and the more recent Rogue One: a Star Wars story. In Italy he is the visual director of the movie Il ragazzo invisibile 2 by Gabriele Salvatores, currently under work.
Victor Perez will hold a masterclass on the creation of visual effects for the cinema.
The italian preview of A Monster Calls, the new movie by J.A.
The italian preview of A Monster Calls, the new movie by J.A. Bayona - author of The Orphanage and The Impossible - with Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall and Liam Neeson, is going to open the XIXth edition of the Future Film Festival the 2 of May.
Premiering in italian cinemas next 18 May, A monster Calls is a movie of a great emotional impact, based on the famous and awarded novel by Patrick Ness (also screenwriter of the film), published in 2011 and translated in over 40 languages after receiving a worldwide success.
A monster Calls tells the moving story of the encounter between twelve years old Conor, bullied and forced to live with his cold and detached grandmother due to his mother's illness, and the fantastic creature that the boy evoques in his dreams to escape the solitude of his real world. And the creature manifests itself every night 7 minutes after midnight, to tell Conor stories, fragents of an emotional journey in seek of the thruth.
Two brand new entries for all the family in the lineup of the 2017 Future Film Festival, Richard the stor
Two brand new entries for all the family in the lineup of the 2017 Future Film Festival, Richard the stork by Toby Genkel and Reza Memari and Chieri and Cherry by Makoto Nakamura.
Richard Missione Africa tells the story of a sparrow adopted by a family of storks and his incredible adventure across Europe accompanied by an eccentric owl and a parakeet full of himself.
Chieri and Cherry is the stop-motion path of a young girl facing the difficulties in her life building her future.
Richard the stork
by Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
Richard has been adopted by a family of storks, but is a sparrow. This condition causes him many problems whe his family, as winter comes, sets off for the usual migration to Africa. Richard would like to g with them but his small wings can't sustain him for a journey this long. To reach his family and shw them he's a real stork, Richard will begin a journey that will make him cross Europe with the help of an eccentric owl and a narcisistic parakeet. It's the beginning of a great adventure.
Chieri and Cherry
by Nakamura Makoto
54’, O.V. w\ italian subtitles
Sixth grader Chiery lost her father when she was little and now lives only with her mother. With her mother busy at work, there is no one to keep Chiery company. The only friend to Chieri is Cherry, a stuffed toy found in a storeroom at the time of her father's funeral: it talks and plays with Chieri, and helps her go through her life in place of her late father. When she visits the grandmother’s place for the father’s memorial, they find a stray dog giving birth to puppies, but a mean crow and strange monster come trying to get the baby dogs. Can Chieri and Cherry save their lives?
Bill Plympton, one of the FFF favourite authors and autarchic animator, already homaged with a retrospective
Bill Plympton, one of the FFF favourite authors and autarchic animator, already homaged with a retrospective in 2004 and winner of the Platinum Grand Prize in 2014 with his masterwork Cheatin. This year he overcome himself gifting us with a movie, Revengeance, and two shorts, The Loneliest Stopnight and Cop Dog, last chapter of the puppy awarded saga started in 2004 with Guard Dog.
Revengeance, co-directed with another master of the underground animation, Jim Lujan, is an irreverent and wild noir western, that gives a caustic and grotesque view of America, magnificently up to the times of the Trump government.
Stay tuned, the countdown just started: everyday you'll get news on the #FFF2017 program! #characterwow
A new and important announcement is going to enrich next Future Film Festival's lineup: following last year's success
A new and important announcement is going to enrich next Future Film Festival's lineup: following last year's success of Alienween by Federico Sfascia, this year we decided to explore the rich universe of italian indepedent cinema with a focus on 6 movies and 8 short films, unknown yet of undoubtable quality.
Black cats, cowboys seeking for justice in deep space, cardboard spaceships, dreamy feasts, Lovecraft&Poe, endless nights, ancestral legends and post-apocaliptic scenaries; in the last twenty years italian cinema created imaginary, fantastic and weird worlds, rich in inventive and poor in budget. An hidden world that could make "the system" tremble.
Get ready, Bologna. It's time for vengeance.
Program curated by Raffaele Meale, from an idea and with the collaboration of Carlo Tagliazucca
Future Film Festival 2017 is getting closer and closer and we are launching the new subscribers campaign that will al
Future Film Festival 2017 is getting closer and closer and we are launching the new subscribers campaign that will allow you to follow the festival in its entirety, movies, workshops, masterclasses.
If you want to get exclusive advantages and gadgets, reserve the brand new FFFan card that will also give you a priority access to all the screenings during the six days of the Festival.
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Brazilian artist Beto Shibata, former guest in the 2012 edition of FFF which was focused on Brazilia
Brazilian artist Beto Shibata, former guest in the 2012 edition of FFF which was focused on Brazilian Motion Graphics, signs the 2017 Future Film Festival poster. This year's theme is the character and he created for us an ad hoc character that we are pleased to show you here for the first time.
Next and nineteenth (!) Future Film festival will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May 2017 in Bologna, it's time to
Next and nineteenth (!) Future Film festival will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May 2017 in Bologna, it's time to reveal the main theme of this year's event: CHARACTER WOW, the animated character.
How do you create a character? How can you make it move into space giving it life and personality? How does the animation technique influence it?
These and other questions will be answered through movies, conventions, workshops and many other innovations that we will announce you in the next months.
You can see this year's poster from the brazilian artist Beto Shibata, here.
After the announcement of the first guest fo FFF2017, Barry Purves, we are glad to announce the next big name of the
After the announcement of the first guest fo FFF2017, Barry Purves, we are glad to announce the next big name of the new edition: William Gabriele, Character Rigger from Framestore, the British company responsible for the special effects of Fantastic beasts and where to find them, will come to Bologna exposing in an exclusive Masterclass the secrets behind the creation of the digital characters in the movie.
What is a Character Rigger? A Character Rigger is a person responsible for the tridimensional manipulation of a character in its space, fundamental in order to give weight and volume to a virtual character in a real life setting.
Framestore grew through the years, getting noticed for their visual effects in various sci-fi movies like Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost in the Shell, Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, King Arthur.
Save the date: Future Film Festival 2017 will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May, with a special focus on characte
Save the date: Future Film Festival 2017 will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May, with a special focus on characters.
Here is the first foretaste to add on your agenda: Berry Purves, author of many shorts and animated series inhabited by wonderfully handmade puppets, is going to be one of the Festival's guests.
Among his most famous works, winners of numerous awards worldwide, Next, which put on screen Shakespeare's creative universe in a unique long take, Achilles, plastic and inventive reprocessing of Troy's War with an aestetic that looks up to Classical sculpture.
A masterclass, two workshops and a special screening with the stop-motion master await you in Bologna. #characterwow
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