Future Shorts Winter Festival at Firehouse 8
After a short holiday break, Future Shorts San Francisco is back on the beat with the tastiest bits of the mini film world. Our best partner Firehouse 8 opens its doors to another fascinating film watching and socializing event for everyone willing to embrace the latest and greatest in the short film market.
This Future Shorts Film Night is a rare chance to extend the season and experience Future Shorts Winter program, which offers an abundance of short marvels. You'll be presented with 9 foreign and 1 local short. Director and action hero Eric Jacobus returns victoriously with his Groundhog-Day-meets-The-Way-of-the-Dragon saga "Rope-A-Dope 2", closing the thrilling story started in the prequel screened at our festival in 2013. Eric and his gang will honor us with their presence once more to tell about the even more breath-taking making-of.
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The door opens at 7:30PM and the screening will start at 8PM. Please arrive earlier to grab a drink at the Firehouse 8 beer&wine bar. Dinner snacks will be served by Jicama California Street Food. Check out the menu - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jicama-California-Street-Food/477521729008229
The venue is located in downtown, so public transportation is highly recommended. Tickets at the door will cost $12. Sorry, no refunds.
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Local Selection: ROPE-A-DOPE 2 | Dir. Eric Jacobus | Oakland 2015 | 18 min | Martial Arts Comedy
The Dope wakes up after his victory, but now the leader of The Martial Art Mafia is out for revenge... and he's got a new trick up his sleeve!
1. STAFF RIDING
Dir: Marco Casino | South Africa 2013 | 5min | Documentary
Staff riding, the local slang for train surfing, is a widespread phenomenon in South Africa. Katlehong is one of the largest townships in South Africa and has played a key role in the history of the struggle against apartheid. In a context where violence, rampant poverty, abuse of alcohol/drugs and infant birth/AIDS are the masters, the train surfing is configured as the search for a social redemption that will never come for the characters of this story.
2. IN AUGUST
Dir: Jenna Hasse | Switzerland 2014 | 9min. | Drama
Margaux, six years old, wakes up early in this August morning. She sees her father storing boxes in the car while her mother is still asleep. This morning is special to the girl who is about to experience a significant moment in her life.
Participated in Cannes International Film Festival 2014, London Film Festival 2014, New York Film Festival 2014.
3. RAINFALL MY PANDA SHALL FLY
Dir: Yoshihide Sodeoka | USA/Japan 2013 | 4min. | Music Video / Animation
Rainfall - the collaboration between Japanese-born, New York-based visual and sound artist Yoshihide Sodeoka and My Panda Shall Fly aka Suren Seneviratne, which turned into a colourful, psychedelic and playful music video.
4. THE LAST DAYS OF PETER BERGMANN
Dir: Ciaran Cassidy | Ireland 2013 | 19min. | Documentary
In the summer of 2009, a man calling himself Peter Bergmann arrived in Sligo Town. Over his final three days, he would go to great lengths to ensure no one would ever discover who he was or where he came from.
Irish Film and Television award; participated in Cork International Film Festival 2013, Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2014, Sundance Film Festival 2014.
5. TIMBER TIMBRE BEAT THE DRUM SLOWLY
Dir: Chad Vangaalen | Canada 2014 | 4min. | Music Video / Animation
Timber Timbre - music video, animated by Chad Vangallen
6. SUBCONSCIOUS PASSWORD
Dir: Chris Landreth | Canada 2013 | 11min. | Animation
Chris Landreth uses a common social gaffe - forgetting somebody's name - as the starting point for a romp through the unconscious. Stealing generously the classic TV game show Password, the film features a wealth of animated celebrity guests, who desperately try to prompt Charles to remember his friend's name.
Participated in Chicago International Film Festival 2013, San Francisco International Film Festival 2014, Sundance Film Festival 2014.
7. I THINK THIS IS THE CLOSEST TO HOW THE FOOTAGE LOOKED
Dir: Yuval Hamieri | Israel 2013 | 10min | Documentary
A man recreates, with poor means, a lost memory - memory of the last day with his Mom. Objects come to life, in a desperate struggle, to produce one moment that was gone.
Short Film Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, IBAFF Award at Ibn Arabi Film Festival, participated in San Sebastian Film Festival.
8. LIGHT MOTIF
Dir: Frédéric Bonpapa | UK 2014 | 5min. | Animation / Fantasy / Music
Light Motif is an experimental computer graphics short film. It is conceived as a synaesthetic experience based on a visual transposition of music for 18 musicians section II, by the American composer Steve Reich. The ambition of the film is to cinematically capture the extraordinary life force that animates this essential work of contemporary music by offering a truly hypnotic experience where music can be "seen".
Participated in Encounters Short Film Festival, Giffoni International Film Festival.
9. INSTEAD OF ABRACADABRA
Dir: Patrik Eklund | Sweden 2008 | 22min. | Comedy
A young man with big dreams begins a very curious and unique path to stardom, in Instead of Abracadabra, Swedish director Patrick Eklund's Oscar nominated comedy short. Tomas prides himself on his act as an amateur stage magician with unsuccessful tricks which include sawing a woman in half.
Nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards.
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