Sanderson and St Martins Lane are pleased to announce an exclusive collaboration with Future Cinema to screen the Future Shorts Festival Summer Programme. The hotels will be the only venue where guests will be able to watch the carefully selected short films from around the world on demand.
The ever expanding festival now features in 60 countries and 160 cities worldwide, with over 350 screenings and more than 35,000 audience attendees across six continents. Iran, Mexico, Tanzania, Canada and Portugal join the ever expanding list of territories screening the Future Shorts programme, with expansion throughout Spring in Japan, the UK and the US.
The festival now plays in an incredible array of locations throughout the world including a palace in Bucharest, Riverside Studios in London, Cinema Jenin in Palestine, Ozen Bar in Tel Aviv, Art Lounge in Beirut, Voodoo hop- trackers Towers in Sao Paulo, Nafazi Art Space in TanzaniaTraffic Gallery in Dubai and a local youth centre in Bosnia.
The line up includes Grant Orchard’s Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning “A Morning Stroll” (UK, 2012); recent Clermont winner “Guest” from South Korea and SXSW favourite and award winner “Notes on Biology” from the US.
Sanderson and St Martins Lane are renowned for their unique cultural offerings and this partnership is the perfect way to offer the hotel guests an exclusive film experience.
To find out more, go to www.futureshorts.com/festival
The Future Shorts Festival Summer Programme will screen worldwide during the Summer, from 1st June 2012 to 31st August 2012.
A Morning Stroll (2012) - Grant Orchard
UK, 7 min
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.
Guest (2011) - Ga Eun-Yoon
South Korea, 20 mins
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.
Notes on Biology (2011) - Will Madden
USA, 6 mins
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.
We’ll Become Oil (2011) - Mihai Grecu
Romania, 6 mins
A winner at Tampere Film Festival, this experimental documentary inspired by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill describes the effect of conflict in geographical spaces.
Street Vendor Cinema (2011) - Clarissa Knoll
Brazil, 15 mins
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.
Je T’Aime John Wayne (2000) - Toby MacDonald
UK, 10 mins
This classic short is a love letter to London. A hit at film festivals around the world, Je t'aime John Wayne was BAFTA nominated and won the European Film Award for Best Short Film. Shot in 35mm in black and white, it stars Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Four Feathers) and Camilla Rutherford (Gosford Park, The Darjeeling Limited).
ABOUT FUTURE SHORTS
Future Shorts is the largest short film network in the world. Future Shorts is the world’s most prolific and innovative film organisation, connecting audiences to a global network of film and culture. Working across exhibition, distribution and experiential events, Future Shorts is committed to redefining the ways audiences experience film.
Future Shorts is the product of 8 years of audience development, experimentation and of reacting to the demand for another way of experiencing film. Since 2003 we built a new audience for film across the globe and developed a platform for filmmakers that allows millions of people worldwide to engage with their work.
ABOUT FUTURE CINEMA
FUTURE CINEMA, the creators of SECRET CINEMA, THE OTHER CINEMA AND FUTURE SHORTS, create large-scale cinematic experiences, fusing feature film with music, theatre and live performance. Conceived in 2003, Future Cinema has become one of the world’s most prolific and innovative film organizations. Through exhibition, distribution and live events, our objective is to redefine the way audiences experience film, presenting them in innovative ways on and offline. We aim to connect audiences, brands and filmmakers all over the world and create a global community around challenging, entertaining and stimulating film.
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