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Bill Plympton, one of the FFF favourite authors and autarchic animator, already homaged with a retrospective

Bill Plympton, one of the FFF favourite authors and autarchic animator, already homaged with a retrospective in 2004 and winner of the Platinum Grand Prize in 2014 with his masterwork Cheatin. This year he overcome himself gifting us with a movie, Revengeance, and two shorts, The Loneliest Stopnight and Cop Dog, last chapter of the puppy awarded saga started in 2004 with Guard Dog.

Revengeance, co-directed with another master of the underground animation, Jim Lujan, is an irreverent and wild noir western, that gives a caustic and grotesque view of America, magnificently up to the times of the Trump government.

Stay tuned, the countdown just started: everyday you'll get news on the #FFF2017 program! #characterwow

NEWS del 05/04/2017 - 10:57

A new and important announcement is going to enrich next Future Film Festival's lineup: following last year's success

A new and important announcement is going to enrich next Future Film Festival's lineup: following last year's success of Alienween by Federico Sfascia, this year we decided to explore the rich universe of italian indepedent cinema with a focus on 6 movies and 8 short films, unknown yet of undoubtable quality.

Black cats, cowboys seeking for justice in deep space, cardboard spaceships, dreamy feasts, Lovecraft&Poe, endless nights, ancestral legends and post-apocaliptic scenaries; in the last twenty years italian cinema created imaginary, fantastic and weird worlds, rich in inventive and poor in budget. An hidden world that could make "the system" tremble.

Get ready, Bologna. It's time for vengeance.

FILMS

  • Vigasio Sexploitation (Italia, 2010) di Sebastiano Montresor
  • Apollo 54 (Italia, 2007) di Giornao Giulivi
  • Dorme (Italia, 1994) di Eros Puglielli
  • I rec u (Italia, 2012) di Federico Sfascia
  • Custodes Bestiae (Italia, 2004) di Lorenzo Bianchini
  • Il mistero di Lovecraft – Road to L. (Italia, 2005) di  Federico Greco, Roberto Leggio

SHORTS

  • Ultracorpo (Italia, 2010) di Michele Pastrello
  • The Black Cat (Italia, 2012) di Paolo Gaudio
  • Bandits on Mars (Italia,2015) di John Snellinberg
  • Il pranzo onirico (Italia, 1996) di Eros Puglielli
  • Last Blood (Italia, 2003) di Guglielmo Favilla, Alessandro Izzo
  • Olivia (Italia, 2016) di Alessandro Izzo
  • I dinj de lune (Italia, 1999) di Lorenzo Bianchini
  • Versipellis (Italia, 2011) di Donatello Della Pepa

 Program curated by Raffaele Meale, from an idea and with the collaboration of Carlo Tagliazucca

NEWS del 29/03/2017 - 12:37

Future Film Festival 2017 is getting closer and closer and we are launching the new subscribers campaign that will al

Future Film Festival 2017 is getting closer and closer and we are launching the new subscribers campaign that will allow you to follow the festival in its entirety, movies, workshops, masterclasses.

If you want to get exclusive advantages and gadgets, reserve the brand new FFFan card that will also give you a priority access to all the screenings during the six days of the Festival.

What are you waiting for? Get your card and become part of the Future Film Festival Community!

#characterwow #FFF2017

NEWS del 03/03/2017 - 14:19

Brazilian artist Beto Shibata, former guest in the 2012 edition of FFF which was focused on Brazilia

Brazilian artist Beto Shibata, former guest in the 2012 edition of FFF which was focused on Brazilian Motion Graphics, signs the 2017 Future Film Festival poster. This year's theme is the character and he created for us an ad hoc character that we are pleased to show you here for the first time.

#characterwow #FFF2017

NEWS del 03/03/2017 - 10:53

Next and nineteenth (!) Future Film festival will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May 2017 in Bologna, it's time to

Next and nineteenth (!) Future Film festival will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May 2017 in Bologna, it's time to reveal the main theme of this year's event: CHARACTER WOW, the animated character.

How do you create a character? How can you make it move into space giving it life and personality? How does the animation technique influence it?

These and other questions will be answered through movies, conventions, workshops and many other innovations that we will announce you in the next months.

You can see this year's poster from the brazilian artist Beto Shibata, here.

#charcterwow #FFF2017

NEWS del 03/03/2017 - 10:42

After the announcement of the first guest fo FFF2017, Barry Purves, we are glad to announce the next big name of the

After the announcement of the first guest fo FFF2017, Barry Purves, we are glad to announce the next big name of the new edition: William Gabriele, Character Rigger from Framestore, the British company responsible for the special effects of Fantastic beasts and where to find them, will come to Bologna exposing in an exclusive Masterclass the secrets behind the creation of the digital characters in the movie.

What is a Character Rigger? A Character Rigger is a person responsible for the tridimensional manipulation of a character in its space, fundamental in order to give weight and volume to a virtual character in a real life setting. 

Framestore grew through the years, getting noticed for their visual effects in various sci-fi movies like Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost in the Shell, Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, King Arthur

#FFF2017 #Characterwow

NEWS del 01/03/2017 - 16:22

Save the date: Future Film Festival 2017 will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May, with a special focus on characte

Save the date: Future Film Festival 2017 will take place from the 2 to the 7 of May, with a special focus on characters.

Here is the first foretaste to add on your agenda: Berry Purves, author of many shorts and animated series inhabited by wonderfully handmade puppets, is going to be one of the Festival's guests.

Among his most famous works, winners of numerous awards worldwide, Next, which put on screen Shakespeare's creative universe in a unique long take, Achilles, plastic and inventive reprocessing of Troy's War with an aestetic that looks up to Classical sculpture.

A masterclass, two workshops and a special screening with the stop-motion master await you in Bologna. #characterwow

 

If you want to follow all the events and the screenings during the Festival, book your special FFFan card here for only 50€.

NEWS del 01/03/2017 - 15:21

Are you a fan of animation, special effects and new technologies?

Are you a fan of animation, special effects and new technologies? We need  you to set up a better Future Film Festival!

You can support us becoming a FFFantastic Supporter or a FFFabulous supporter.

 

Be FFFantastic!

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NEWS del 01/12/2016 - 16:28

We are proud to report that the beautiful Matilde Gioli, one of the most promising new italian actresses, was our gue

We are proud to report that the beautiful Matilde Gioli, one of the most promising new italian actresses, was our guest on the 4th of May to present the world premiere of Claustophonia, the last work by Roberto Zazzara.

Known to the public for her performances in many italian films such as Il capitale umano (Human Capital)  by Paolo Virzì or the comedy Belli di papà by Guido Chiesa, Matilde was chosen by Zazzara, one of the most brave and independent italian directors,  to be the main character of Claustrophonia: an experimental short film, the ending of which can be chosen by the audience between three endings: it is indeed a new generation film, designed and realized to be a forerunner of interactive films, the cinema of the future.

The audience’s choice will depend on the sensations and emotions that the film will arouse, and that’s the reason why the film was designed for an interactive fruition, not just for the web but for on-demand TV as well.

As for the screening in a common theatre, the audience will still be able to vote an ending by using a special controller, so that the most voted one will be immediately played on screen.

 

NEWS del 11/05/2016 - 18:52

We are proud to present at FFF 2016 Extraordinary Tales, an animation masterpiece by the talented director R

We are proud to present at FFF 2016 Extraordinary Tales, an animation masterpiece by the talented director Raul Garcia!

The film is an adaptation of 5 famous short tales by Edgar Allan Poe, such asThe Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum, each of which was realised with a different animation style and narrated by an illustrious voice: from Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi to Julian Sands and Roger Corman.

Garcia, long-time Disney's animator,  whose curriculum is enriched by milestones such as AladdinThe Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, presented the film at the italian  premiere the 4th of May, and the day after he met the public to discuss his career and to premiere the film of the making of Extraordinary Tales.

 

NEWS del 11/05/2016 - 18:50

To say goodbye in style, for the last day of the 18th edition of the Future Film Festival we decided to pr

To say goodbye in style, for the last day of the 18th edition of the Future Film Festival we decided to present a very special film: the italian premiere of The Boy, the eagerly-awaited  film by William Brent Bell!

Starring Lauren Graham (Maggie fromThe Walking Dead), The Boy is an evocative gothic-horror film, which atmosphere and plot twists will leave you breathless.

 

NEWS del 11/05/2016 - 18:48

The exceptional jury for the films in competition for the Platinum Grand Prize cathegory is composed

The exceptional jury for the films in competition for the Platinum Grand Prize cathegory is composed by the screenwriter Mario Bellina, the writer Gianluca Morozzi and the critic Mario Serenelini. Whereas the Jury Future Film Short Prize will be awarded  by Alessandro Dall’Olio, Anna Ciammitti and Andreco.

The Jury

Mario Bellina:

Author and TV/ radio host specialized in programs for kids, Mario Bellina is the author of “L’Albero Azzurro” (Rai 1), and screenwrote many animated series for kids. He published various humoristic books for children, and many essays on cinema and animation.

Gianluca Morozzi

Born in Bologna in 1971, he published 22 novels, from“Despero” (Fernandel, 2001) to “Lo specchio nero” (Guanda, 2015). His novel “Blackout” was made into a film by the director Rigoberto Castaneda.  

Mario Serenellini

Journalist, critic, he organizes exhibitions and reviews on the visual world, in Italy and around the world. He is a collaborator of Future Film Festival from 2002.

NEWS del 10/05/2016 - 12:48

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