YARAT Contemporary Art Space is proud to present the new spring season 2013 and the 10th anniversary of Future Shorts
90 Countries, 325 Cities, 6 Continents, 1,700 screenings - the world's largest Short Film Festival
In 10 years of showcasing electrifying short films and filmmakers from around the world in stunning venues, Future Shorts have built the world's largest community for short film fans - from Finland to Mexico, via Mongolia and Kazakhstan: Future Shorts are screened on 6 continents, in 325 cities, in front of 40,000 short film enthusiasts yearly. And plans for the future don't stop just there.
Future Shorts Founder and Director Fabien Riggall reflects on the past 10 years: 'From the idea to offer a platform for both short filmmakers and short film lovers, Future Shorts has evolved into an emergent phenomenon, surpassing itself with every new season. We are proud to work with an increasing network of international screening partners, who are the heart of Future Shorts Festival: this outstanding global movement is fuelled by love, passion, ambition and a groundbreaking creative force. We can't wait for the next 10 years'.
Future Shorts Festival connects - over 25,000 attended screenings during the Winter Season 2012/13, in spaces as diverse as submarines, snowboarding huts, art galleries, ice cream parlours, cafes, exhibition spaces and bars. During a screening in Kazakhstan, one bold audience member took to propose during the screening, with his own short feature: Future Shorts - Future Love.
From April to June 2013, the Spring Season will feature 6 shorts films exploring the grief; the joy, and the memory of living and breaking with the familiar.
Redefining conventional screenings, Future Shorts Festival will showcase Grainger David's SXSW Jury Award-winning The Chair (USA, 2012), an insight into small-town life with a short-lived but unstoppable enemy; Grzegorz Zariczny's The Whistle (Poland, 2012), on the dreams and hopes of a lowly football referee; Kangmin Kim's animation short on the relationship of father and son, 38-39°C (USA/South Korea, 2011); Frida Kempff's Micky Bader (Sweden/Denmark; 2009), Winner of the Cannes Festival Jury Prize for Short Films - the account of centenarian Micky's daily swimming sessions at the local bathhouse; Dogs are Said to See Things (Brazil; 2012) by director Guto Parente, as well and Damien Chazelle's Whiplash (USA, 2012), Winner of the US Fiction Award at Sundance 2013.
The screening in Baku (Azerbaijan) will take place:
On June 21st at 19:00 and 21:00 ( at Park Cinema)
On June 22nd at 19: 00 and 21:00 (at Metro Park)