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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

Coming from Pidmont's Experimental Center of Cinematography, Milena Tipaldo and Dalila Rovazzani, the two animators of Psiconautas, introduce the audience with their film's secrets.

On Sunday, the 8th of May, 6 pm at Cinema Lumière. Free entry!

NEWS del 10/05/2016 - 12:36

The last day of the festival closes with the official FFF2016 award ceremony!

The last day of the festival closes with the official FFF2016 award ceremony!

The official award ceremony was held today at 20.00,  May 8th ,  with the following prizes : The Franco La Polla Award to the best essay  on American cinema – offered by the Cineforum magazine and MYmovies.it – the Prize for the 12 Hours Animated Writing Marathon promoted by Bottega Finzioni, the Jury Future Film Short Prize, the Audience Future Film Short Prize, the Online Audience Future Film Short Prize and the Platinum Grand Prize.

The exeptional 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.

 

Platinum Grand Prize 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.

 

Future Film Shorts Jury:

Alessandro Dall'Olio

Journalist, poet and writer. In 2009 he published his first poetic collection, and has since written many other collections, such as “Il senso di questo stare”. He created and produced the “Portici Poetici” Festival and the DialogArti Festival, and co-founded Gruppo 77.

Anna Ciammitti

Animator and cartoonist, she loves to experiment with many different visual novel techniques. She animated stop motion and 2D TV series and created the graphic novel “La strage di Bologna”, and many other. She works as a freelance in Milan.

Andreco

Andreco is a visual artist from Rome. From 2000 he explores the relationship between urban space and rural landscapes, and between man and nature. He adopted many different representation techniques: installations, performances, videos and graffiti.  www.andreco.org

 

NEWS del 09/05/2016 - 12:07

French Cinema triumphs at the 18th edition of the Future Film Festival!

French Cinema triumphs at the 18th edition of the Future Film Festival! The Jury, composed of the screenwriter Mario Bellina, the writer Gianluca Morozzi and the critic Mario Serenellini conferred the Platinum Grand Prize to Phantom Boy by Jean-Lou Felicioli and Alain Gagnol (France-Belgium, 2015): “for its fairy-tale allure, captivating for every age, which gives visual and narrative unity to a skillful craft of cynematographic genres, from noir to superheroes comics”.

A special mention was also given to Extraordinary Tales by Raul Garcia(Luxembourg-Spain-Belgium-USA, 2015): “for its temerarious, determined production which brought back to life – with many different animation techiniques -  five E. A. Poe’s short stories, enhanced by famous voices from Cinema history, and for its incisive congruence to the writer’s spirit”.

French cinema was also awarded in the short film competition: the Future Film Short Jury Prize has been conferred - by a jury composed of the journalist Alessandro Dall’Olio, the animator Anna Ciammitti and the visual artist Andreco -  to Le bruit du gris by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar (France, 2016) “for the director's ability to combine a poetic narration and a vivid animation with an excellent irony”. A special mention has been given to Tanzonk by Sasha Svirsky (Russia, 2015) “for its graphic balance between rithm and composition, and for its combination of abstract art and narration, with intresting iconographic references to russian avantgarde”.

 

Other rizes:

Franco La Polla Prize (fifth edition)

The jury, composed of teacher Silvia Albertazzi, Giacomo Manzoli, Michele Fadda, Leonardo Gandini, Roy Menarini, Massimiliano Spanu, Enrico Terrone decided to award Tommaso Ari Moscati for his essay “Io-giocatore, io-avatar: meccanismi metamorfici di autoriflessione nel videogioco”(Player-self and Avatar-self, metamorphic mechanism in playing videogames” which “represents an exquisite attempt to read and explain the audiovisual text of the Prototype videogame. The author proves his confidence with the cinematographic media and his creativity in expanding the methodology of film analysis  to a bordering context, such as the videogames realm”.

 

12 Hours Animated Writing Marathon Prize

The award goes to MADDIE MADDOX” by Cristina Brignante: “The main character, with her bizarre problems, looks empathic from the very start. The story clearly outlines an horizontal and vertical potential for a series that we hope to develope with Bottega Finzioni”.

A special mention goes to “BLUE PLANET VACANCY”by Mariasole Brusa: “The narration is well constructed and it clearly outlines characters and conflicts, offering to a reader, and to a potential producer, various suggestions to create a series.”

 

Future Film Short – Audience Prize

WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS by Kostantin Bronzit (Russia, 2015).

 

Future Film Short – Online Audience Prize

ORIPEAUX (Francia, 2014) by Sonia Gerbeaud and Mathias de Panafieu, with a vote percentage of 79,4%. 

 

 

 

NEWS del 09/05/2016 - 11:57

Since today, until the 6th of May, you can browse and rate for some of the Future Film shorts!

Since today, until the 6th of May, you can browse and rate for some of the Future Film shorts!

36 shorts are already online while other 66 movies will be available within the next days.

See the shorts at this page.

NEWS del 18/04/2016 - 10:40

We're nice to introduce you a new title that is going to enhance the 2016 Future Film Festival's agenda: "The Boy", by the US director William Brent Bell.

 The Boy

by William Brent Bell, USA, 2016

Greta, a young woman from Montana, escapes an abusive relationship by getting a temporary job as a nanny for the British Heelshire family. Upon arrival to the United Kingdom and the Heelshire residence, Greta introduces herself to Mr. and Mrs. Heelshire before meeting the elderly couple's young son, Brahms.

To Greta's surprise and amusement, Brahms is a porcelain doll, treated like a living child by his "parents."

 

NEWS del 13/04/2016 - 12:08

On April 11, Future Film Festival 2016 great presentation at Accademia di Belle Arti (Aula Magna).

On April 11, Future Film Festival 2016 great presentation at Accademia di Belle Arti (Aula Magna).

We meet at Via delle Belle Arti, 54, from 12am to 1pm.

NEWS del 11/04/2016 - 10:56



Aliens is going to be at #FFF2016!



Aliens is going to be at #FFF2016!

And we are going to celebrate them with five sciente fiction cult movies. 

 

 

The Thing

by John Carpenter, USA, 1982

It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.

  

 

Mars Attacks

by Tim Burton, USA, 1996

Based on the cult trading cardseries of the same name minus the punctuation, the film features an ensemble cast consisting of Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny De Vito, Rod Steiger, Sarah Jessica Parker and others. The film is a parody of science fiction B movies with elements of black comedy and political satire.

 

 

I Married a Monster From Outer Space

by Gene Fowler JR., USA, 1958

In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley. He is abducted by an alien that takes his shape and marries Marge on the next day. Marge feels something strange with Bill and one year later she realizes that he is a totally different man. One day, Marge follows Bill and he goes to the woods; she finds that he is an alien and sees his spacecraft. She tries to tell to Washington and to the FBI, but the aliens have dominated key people in town that do not allow any sort of communication with the exterior world. What is the intention of the alien invasion?

 


Invasion of the Saucer Men

by Edward L. Cahn, USA, 1957

A flying saucer lands in the woods. A teenage couple, while driving to their local lover's lane without the headlights on, accidentally run down one of the saucer's large-headed occupants. They call the police but when they come back they find the man’s dead body instead of the alien. The two guys are arrested while their friends try to find out the truth. And the war begins!

   


Brother From Another Planet

by John Sayles, USA, 1984 

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

 

 

 

 

NEWS del 11/04/2016 - 10:50

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