I received a Press Release earlier today that I thought that I’d share with you all – may be of interest to those of you who, like me, are into your social media, and/or short films:
FUTURE SHORTS LAUNCH ‘ONE’
THE NEXT GENERATION FILM FESTIVAL
FROM THE CREATORS OF SECRET CINEMA
GLOBAL LAUNCH: NOVEMBER 6th 2010
FUTURE SHORTS ONE breaks boundaries, borders and convention. Future Shorts will provide an alternative to the traditional film festival model, believing that all people regardless of geography, status or wealth should be able to see the most important and exciting new work from the world’s boldest filmmakers. From New York to Perth; from Hanoi to Berlin; from Edinburgh to Copenhagen; this is the next generation of film festivals.
Launching simultaneously in 12 countries on Saturday 6th of November, the events will take place all over the world with a cutting edge fusion of film, music, performance and interactive design. Happening in a massive network of music venues, cinemas, theatres, clubs, warehouses, schools, hospitals, prisons, and more, Future Shorts aim to ignite a multi-cultural dialogue around film, culture and ideas.
This is not just an event. This is not just a film festival. This is a global cultural movement connecting creativity with people all over the world.
Audiences will be encouraged to connect with other festival-goers on the other side of the world through live link ups on Facebook and Twitter, sharing in the same experience and voting on their favorite films from their different locations.
Fabien Riggall, Founder and Director of Future Shorts, says ’Future Shorts is looking to bring together people everywhere to experience a film festival in a different way. We believe in a global communal film experience fusing a showcase of the world’s most exciting filmmakers with the best in live music and art. With Future Shorts ONE, we are launching the biggest independent film community in the world.’
Future Shorts ONE’s November Edition will feature the best in world short film, including ‘The Answer’ by Brit band Unkle, directed by John Hillcoat (‘The Road’), the story of a lost plastic bag narrated by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (‘Bad Lieutenant’, ‘My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done’) and a depiction of life turned upside-down in 1977 Berlin from leading Swedish filmmaker Jonas Odell in ‘Tussilago’.
Future Shorts is bringing creativity to the world. Be part of it.
Taking Place In:
Info & Tickets: www.futureshorts.com
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
TEMPER TRAP-LOVE LOST
Dir. Dougal Wilson/2010/UK
Cross-country running has never seemed more fun.
LOVE & THEFT
Dir. Andreas Hykade/2010/Germany
An animated film that brings us a practical example and lesson on design and logos, typography and the power of minimalism…
THE LUCKY ONES
Dir. Tomasz Wolski/2009/Poland
A recorded procession of life and death with warmth and humour in the Civil Registry Office of Krakow, Poland.
A calculated study of everyday life sequences.
Dir. Jonas Odell/2010/Sweden
The story of West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher’s former girlfriend ‘A’ and the 1977 planned kidnapping of Swedish politician Anna-Great Leijon.
Dir. Daniel Wirtberg & Jonas Rudström/2009/Sweden
A look into the lives of people, specifically focusing on the things that fill them with awe and reverence…
Dir. Ramin Bahrani/2009/USA
In a not too distant future, a Plastic Bag goes on an epic journey in search of its lost Maker, wondering if there is any point to life without her.
Dir. John Hillcoat/2010/UK
Ray Winstone sharing his experience of divine intervention in his youth after being struck by lightning.
ABOUT FUTURE SHORTS
Future Shorts is one of the world’s most prolific and innovative film organisations, connecting audiences and filmmakers alike to a massive global community of film and culture.
Creators of the acclaimed Secret Cinema, Future Shorts’ live events are famed for taking audiences on a multi-sensory ride where film meets theatre, performance, design and music.
Through exhibition, distribution and live events, the company aims to create a unified, multi-national debate around challenging, entertaining and stimulating short films, and redefine the way we experience them.