Launching in November 2011, the Future Shorts Festival became 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 133 cities and 54 countries and comprises a worldwide audience of a half-million people, on and offline. Since 2003, Future Shorts' defining format showcases a single program 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.
"The Future Shorts Film festival will unite filmmakers and audiences allowing anyone anywhere to host their own screening and share ideas, creativity and stories from around the world," says Fabien Riggall Founder and Director, Future Shorts.
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, Future Shorts Festival is about filmmakers creating a real dialogue with people all over the world moving away from the traditional film festival showcase model.
Kicking off in November, the process to become a part of the Future Shorts Festival will become more accessible for all, on a global-scale. Anyone, anywhere can set up a screening. To find out more, go to www.futureshorts.com/festival