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The complete program of the Future Film Festival is online, discover titles and times of all the films in competition, out of competition, Midnight Follies, the retrospective on Isao Takahata and the two magnificent restored films, The Fabulous Baron of Munchausen by Karel Zeman and Legend of the Mountain by King Hu.

Here's the link to the PDF download (ITA)

NEWS del 11/06/2018 - 23:47

The Future Film Festival has ended. This twentieth edition has been a rich one.

The Future Film Festival has ended. This twentieth edition has been a rich one. Thirty-three feature films have been screened in the various categories, ten feature films in competition for the Platinum Grand Prize and ninety-five short films. In addition, the Virtual Reality Contest took place, with ten videos in competition, two out of competition and a special Virtual Cinema Heritage Showcase.

The Homage to Isao Takahata has been one of the main events of the Future Film Festival, which in 1999, during its first edition, brought the Studio Ghibli films and series to Italy for the first time. The Festival dedicated a large retrospective and a round table to the great Japanese Master.

Let's move on to the awards:


Franco La Polla Award. This year's was the seventh edition. The Jury, after careful reflection, decided not to award the prize to any of the participants in the competition. Both Silvia Albertazzi, member of the Jury, and Future Film Festival hope to award the prize next year.

FFFABULOUS & FFFANTASTIC Prize. The jury was composed of the Future Film Festival's supporters, which every year we sincerely thank for the trust they put in our events. The winner was the feature film The Breadwinner, by Nora Twomey (Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, 2017). This film deals with a harsh issue with deep realism creating an excellently balanced visual power, as opposed to narrative refinement and evocative scenarios. It manages to keep the viewer's interest alive with a screenplay that remains compelling to the end.

Future Film Short - Audience Award. The audience voted for the short films in competition during the Festival evenings, awarding Simbiosis Carnal by Rocìo Alvarez (Belgium, 2017).

Future Film Short - Jury Award. The jury, composed by Swan Bergman, Stefano Amadio and Andrea Baricordi assigns two special mentions to the short films: Xian by Roxane Campoy, Pauline Ledu, Myriam Belkheyar, Gwenaelle Bavoux (France, 2017), for showing the power of animation that becomes a medium of innovative narration, combining past and future, and Reruns by Rosto (Holland, France, Belgium, 2018). Reruns confirms the mastery of the integration of mixed techniques, using an original and unusual poetic.
The award for the best short film was assigned to Inanimate by Lucia Bulgheroni (England, 2018), for being able to use the techniques of animation, enlightening and combining them with the unsolvable existential doubt.

Platinum Grand Prize. The jury, composed of Giorgio Tonelli, Luca Genovese, and Filippo Porcelli has assigned a special mention to The Wolf House (La casa lobo) by Leòn and Cocina (Chile, 2018), for the expressive-narrative research and its strong visual impact.
The Platinum Grand Prize is awarded to Window Horses, The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming by Ann Marie Fleming (Canada, 2017), for its deeply emotional atmosphere expressed through sophisticated and concise graphics which take the audience to a journey of discovery and unexpected growth.

Virtual Reality Contest. The jurors Saverio Iacono and Antonella Guidazzoli award the prize to Rone VR by Lester Francois (Australia, 2018).

 

We would like to thank the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Municipality of Bologna, Bologna Estate, Bologna Fiere, Fondazione MAST, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Cineteca di Bologna, MAMbo and ECIPAR.
Thanks to the University of Bologna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, the Japan Consulate-General in Italy, Cineca, Acantho and all media, cultural and technical partners.

Thanks to all the guests and jurors of the Future Film Festival 2018, the audience, all the supporters, the staff and the volunteers.

 

The next meeting will be in Piazza Maggiore for "Sotto le stelle del cinema" (Under the Stars of the Cinema), where we will present a special tribute to Isao Takahata.

NEWS del 11/06/2018 - 23:29

Future Film Festival 2018 is one week off!

Future Film Festival 2018 is one week off!

Here are the films for the waited section Heartbreaking memories - The Cinema of Isao Takahata.

Every film has two projections, the first in the evening and its rerun. Save the date!

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NEWS del 23/05/2018 - 00:09

Future film Festival 2018 (Bologna, may 29th  - june 3rd), dedicates its deserved homage to the recently disappeared

Future film Festival 2018 (Bologna, may 29th  - june 3rd), dedicates its deserved homage to the recently disappeared Isao Takahata, showing his great works as a film director.

Takahata, master of animated cinema and co-founder of the Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki, was able to go from his debut pure adventure, The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun, to the typical japanese intimism of Only Yesterday (Omoide Poro Poro), passing through Grave of the Fireflies, a melting, realistic and tragic war movie, ending his career with his absolute masterpiece, characterized by an extremely delicate and emotional stroke, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, summary of an entire artistic life.

Here are all the movies we'll be projecting on the big screen:

The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)

Panda! Go, panda! (1972)

Gauche the Cellist (1982)

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Only Yesterday (1991)

Pom Poko (1994)

My Neighbours the Yamadas (1999)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

 

The movies will be complemented by a roundtable involving Takahata's work. We'll give you the details soon.

 

   

NEWS del 24/04/2018 - 13:08

it's a record! We already received 1000 shorts to select for our competition Future Film Short!

it's a record! We already received 1000 shorts to select for our competition Future Film Short!

The entry form will be available for another month, subscribe your Short!

 

 

NEWS del 15/02/2018 - 11:49

Future Film Festival 2018 is approaching, id you made a Feature film or a short movie, subscribe the em to our offici

Future Film Festival 2018 is approaching, id you made a Feature film or a short movie, subscribe the em to our officiali competitions.

 

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NEWS del 29/01/2018 - 16:38

The first important news of Future Film Festival 2018 (May 29 - June 3) is the birth of the Virtual Reality Contest,

The first important news of Future Film Festival 2018 (May 29 - June 3) is the birth of the Virtual Reality Contest, a new contest entirely dedicated to the Virtual Reality.

We encourage the diverse creative community of storytellers and technologists to submit inventive, independently produced works of fiction, documentary, and interactive projects for consideration.

Submit your work 

 

NEWS del 25/01/2018 - 14:10

Future Film Festival partecipated at the Venice Film Festival with the 19th edition of the Future Film Festival Digit

Future Film Festival partecipated at the Venice Film Festival with the 19th edition of the Future Film Festival Digital Award, confered by our Official jury to the best movie of the selection among the ones which utilized Animation, special effects and / or the new technologies.  

The winner of the 19th Digital Award is The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro.

A Special Mention of the Jury went to Gatta Cenerentola by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone.

 

The jury was composed by the following journalists:

Arianna Finos, La Repubblica; Titta Fiore, Il Mattino; Rocco Giurato, mondofilm.it; Giuseppina Manin, Il Corriere della Sera; Lee Marshall, Internazionale; Gabriele Niola, Wired; Cristiana Paternò, Cinecittà News; Francesca Pierleoni, ANSA; Roberto Silvestri, Hollywood Party; Boris Sollazzo, Rolling Stone.

The Digital Award will be consigned during the 20th Edition of Future Film Festival, Spring, 2018  

 

 

All the Winners of Future Film Festival Digital Award

2016    Arrival di Denis Villeneuve

2015    Anomalisa di Charlie Kaufman e Duke Johnson

2014    Birdman di Alejandro Inarritu

2013    Gravity di Alfonso Cuaron

2012    Bad 25 di Spike Lee

2011    Faust di Aleksandr Sokurov

2010    Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame di Tsui Hark

2009    Metropia di Tarik Saleh

2008    The Sky Crawlers di Mamoru Oshii

2007    Redacted di Brian De Palma

2006    Inland Empire di David Lynch

2005    La Sposa Cadavere di Tim Burton

2004    Collateral di Michael Mann

2003    Zatoichi di Takeshi Kitano

2002    Blood Work di Clint Eastwood

2001    A.I. Intelligenza Artificiale di Steven Spielberg

2000    Time and Tide di Tsui Hark

1999    Hakuchi: the Innocent di Makoto Tezka

 


 

NEWS del 11/09/2017 - 11:30

 Future Film Festival partecipates at the Venice Film Festival with the 19th edition of the Future Film Festival Digi

 Future Film Festival partecipates at the Venice Film Festival with the 19th edition of the Future Film Festival Digital Award, confered by our Official jury to the best movie of the selection among the ones which utilize Animation, special effects and / or the new technologies.  

The jury is composed by the following journalists:

Arianna Finos, La Repubblica; Titta Fiore, Il Mattino; Rocco Giurato, mondofilm.it; Giuseppina Manin, Il Corriere della Sera; Lee Marshall, Internazionale; Gabriele Niola, Wired; Cristiana Paternò, Cinecittà News; Francesca Pierleoni, ANSA; Roberto Silvestri, Hollywood Party; Boris Sollazzo, Giornalettismo.

The winner will be announced on September 8, 2017

 

All the Winners of Future Film Festival Digital Awards:

 

2016 Arrival by Denis Villeneuve

2015 Anomalisa by Charlie Kaufman e Duke Johnson

2014 Birdman  by Alejandro González Iñárritu

2013    Gravity  by Alfonso Cuaron

2012    Bad 25  by Spike Lee

2011    Faust  by Aleksandr Sokurov

2010    Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame  by Tsui Hark

2009    Metropia  by  Tarik Saleh

2008    The Sky Crawlers  by Mamoru Oshii

2007    Redacted  by Brian De Palma

2006    Inland Empire  by David Lynch

2005    La Corpse Bride  by Tim Burton

2004    Collateral  by Michael Mann

2003    Zatoichi  by Takeshi Kitano

2002    Blood Work  by Clint Eastwood

2001    A.I. Artificial Intelligence di Steven Spielberg

2000    Time and Tide  by Tsui Hark

1999    Hakuchi: the Innocent  by Makoto Tezka

 

 

NEWS del 01/09/2017 - 17:06

Did you see our Exclusive T-Shirts T-Shirt FFF 2017- Character Wow!, realized for us by the visual artist Beto Shibat

Did you see our Exclusive T-Shirts T-Shirt FFF 2017- Character Wow!, realized for us by the visual artist Beto Shibata?

We have only 50 T-Shirts in our stock, you can order yours filling this form

Special Cut Prize:  8 euros instead of 10 euros

NEWS del 26/05/2017 - 16:24

Last night was the final night of this 19th edition of the Future Film Festival.

Last night was the final night of this 19th edition of the Future Film Festival. It was an edition rich of hosts, workshops and masterclass, but above all, rich of amazing international films.

The Platinum Grand Prize jury was composed by Arianna Finos, Michele Vannucci and Filippo Vendemmiati.

The Future Film Short jury members were Barry Purves, Marco Milone and Gabriele Niola.

Here’s the winners for each category:

Platinum Grand Prize: A Monster Calls by J. A. Bayona

Special Jury Mention: La jeune fille sans mains by Sébastien Laudenbach

Future Film Short Prize: Garden Party by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro.

Future Film Short Special Mention: The Absence of Eddy Table by Rune Spaans.

Bottega Finzioni 12 hours writing marathon Award: Sharkgirl by Pier Francesco Cantelli.

Franco La Polla Award: Barbara Baingiu, Davide Bianchi , Benedetta Pallavidino.

FFFabolous and FFFantastic Supporters Award: Ethel & Ernest by Roger Mainwood.

Future Film Short - Audience Award: Merlot by Marta Gennari and Giulia Martinelli.

Future Film Short - Online Audience Award: Isabella d'Este Virtual Studiolo by Giovanni Bellavia

We wish to thank all FFF supporters, sponsors, partners, hosts, the audience and all volunteers for contributing to this edition. Keep following our events, while waiting for Future Film Festival 2018.

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NEWS del 08/05/2017 - 16:10

The artistic directors Giulietta Fara and Oscar Cosulich will lead the official pri

The artistic directors Giulietta Fara and Oscar Cosulich will lead the official prizegiving of the 2017 Future Film Festival that will be at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Lumiére.

During the night these prizes will be given: Platinum Grand Prize, FFFantastic & FFFabolous Prize, Future Film Short Jury Award, Future Film Short Audience Award, Future Film Short Online Award, Franco La Polla Award, Prize 12 ore di scrittura animata in collaboration with Bottega Finzioni.

After that remain with us to assist at the closing movie of FFF2017, Alien: Covenant by Ridley Scott at 8:30 p.m. at Cinema Odeon.

After that the FFF will go on at the Cinema Lumiére with the screening of the selection of shorts Naked Island and the Special Event Belladonna of Sadness by Eiichi Yamamoto.

NEWS del 07/05/2017 - 17:47

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