Future Shorts 2007
Date posted: 22.05.2007
Future Shorts has created a rapidly expanding network that allows film-makers the opportunity to have their work seen on the largest theatrical platform worldwide. Check out their May programme, running in London cinemas until 28 May.
Future Shorts is a worldwide monthly film festival as well as a distributor, sales agent, consultancy service, event company and DVD label. Each month Future Shorts curates a programme of world-class short films and showcases it in London, throughout the UK and across the world.
Screening highlights include I am not Van Gogh, a tale about a misfit artist who proposes a film production to a confused public arts festival panel. Using stop-motion to incredible effect, David Russo’s film secured a prestigious jury award at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival last year.
Libre Indirecto is the second instalment from Spanish film-maker Juanjo Gimenez, whose football themed farce Maxima Pena entertained Future Shorts audiences in January this year.
The work of another cherished Future Shorts discovery – San Franciscan animator Lev Yilmaz – makes a reappearance, in the form of a hilarious new Tale of Mere Existence.
The Agreement by Australian film-maker Russell Edwards takes sinister to a whole new level, while the German Quietsch by Baran bo Odar is an experimental cacophony of noises, visuals, beds and unruly kids.
Selected short films from the programme will be available to rent or download on LOVEFiLM.
For more information on what films are being screened, and to view trailers, please visit the Future Shorts website.