Anyone, anywhere can set up a screening
Future Shorts Festival

Launching in November, the Future Shorts Festival will become the first ever global pop-up festival, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. Anyone, anywhere can set up a screening and be part of a massive screening network and a powerful global community.

The festival currently takes place in over 50 cities and 17 countries and comprises a worldwide audience of a half-million people, on and offline. Since 2003, Future Shorts’ defining format showcases a single programme of the best short films from around the world often alongside live music, DJs and art. From London to Moscow, Melbourne to Jakarta, the screenings take place across a huge network of music halls, cinemas, theatres, galleries, clubs and warehouses, providing an alternative to the traditional film festival model.

Future Shorts breaks boundaries, borders and conventions to connect a global audience to the world’s best short films. Run by the creators of the acclaimed Secret Cinema, Future Shorts has redefined the way we experience film. The festival is a true celebration of cinema as a communicator and community. Even more, it's about filmmakers creating a real dialogue with people all over the world moving away from the traditional film festival showcase model.

The next festival programme will screen worldwide from November 1st 2011 to January 31st 2012 as part of the quarterly format. Programme highlights include the Oscar-winner “God of Love”, BAFTA-winning “The Eagleman Stag” and Sundance-winner “Deeper Than Yesterday.”

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