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Future Shorts Festival In Russia
November 27, 2012 13:08


Future Shorts is the only festival held in Russia that introduces to the viewers the best world achievements in the short films industry. Future Shorts celebrates the best and most innovative short films, connecting global stories with global audiences.

The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up film festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. The first show of the festival in Russia took place in the summer of 2005 in Moscow, and by the end of 2010 Future Shorts network has expanded to 30 cities. St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Togliatti, Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Tyumen, Ufa, Vladivostok - these are the places, where Future Shorts screenings have become significant cultural events.

Since November 2011, festival screenings have taken place in over 285 cities and 90 countries with an audience of more than 40,000 people. Future Shorts administers special programs of the short films for festivals around the world: Glastonbury, London, Berlin as well as Cannes Film Festival and other international cultural events. Future Shorts films have been shown for 2 years on 2x2 TV channel, and are high in the ratings.

In Russia Future Shorts made up special programs for festivals of Japanese and Thai cultures, NokiaLab festival, the "Picnic" of "Afisha” Magazine and many other activities. In 2011 Future Shorts presented a special program at the Kinotavr festival. From November the 8th to December the 2nd, 2012 Future Shorts covers several Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Chelyabinsk and Yaroslavl.

Highlights of the current program include "A Brief History of John Baldessari" from the directors of CATFISH and narrated by Tom Waits, alongside "Rite" nominated for Best Short Film at BAFTA Scotland, Winner of Sundance's Short Filmmaking Award, "The Black Balloon", Winner of Special Jury Mention at Tribeca Film Festival "Cafe Regular", and winner of over 50 International awards "Auf Der Strecke" (On the Line). 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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