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14 January 2013

Future Shorts 2013 winter season

As part of our Spring Festival, we’ll be showing the latest set of films from Future Shorts (full programme below). You can book your ticket for our event on our site.

There will also be a screening of the winning film from our wildlife sounds competition with IdeasTap. We set filmmakers the challenge to create a short film or animation in response to our weird and wonderful wildlife sounds, from a haddock under water that sounds like a snare drum to bats that sound like human beatboxers.

Fishing without Nets
Director: Cutter Hodierne
Kenya – 2010, 17 min
A story of pirates in Somalia told from the perspective of the Somalis. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at 2012 Sundance Film Festival.


Marcel, King of Tervuren
Director: Tom Schroeder
USA – 2012, 6 min
The rooster Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren. Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters. Marcel, King of Tervuren is in competition at Sundance 2013.

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We‘re Leaving
Director: Zachary Treitz
USA – 2011, 12 min
Rusty and Veronica have to move out their home and try to find a new place to live with their teenage alligator, Chopper. We’re Leaving is a tender glimpse at one couple’s quest for small triumphs in an uncaring world. Jury prize winner at Woodstock Film Festival and receiver of an Honorable Mention
at Philadelphia Film Festival.

The S from Hell
Director: Rodney Ascher
USA – 2010, 9 min
Short documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history -The 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka ‘The S From Hell.’ Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from their childhood exposure to the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage and dramatic reenactments.


Candy Girl
Director: Lucy Luscombe
UK – 2012, 3 min
A surreal coming-of-age short in which a young gymnast in competition begins to see the world differently. Candy Girl explores the transition we make from idealistic childhood through the somewhat more murky world of the adolescent. Underwire Festival Winner of the Outstanding work by female practitioner aged 15 – 25, supported by BFI Future Film.

Director: Brian Lye
Czech Republic – 2010, 7 min
Love Birds is a short film that sees humans acting as birds. A male and a female bird meet and fall in love. An egg is produced and all is happy in the nest until their love is tested and fate comes knocking. A humorous love story that reflects the similarities between avian and human life. Best Film at Primavera Film Festival, Leichhardt (Sydney) Australia.

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Slitage (Seeds of the Fall)
Director: Patrik Eklund
Sweden – 2009, 18 min
Middle-aged couple Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship. They wear and tear at each other and Eva begins to feel sexually frustrated. One night she tries to seduce Rolf. He dismisses her but then something happens that will change their relationship forever. Special Jury Mention and the Audience Award at the 2010 Prague Short Film Festival from the Oscar nominated director Patrik Eklund.



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