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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

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

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