By Laman Ismayilova
Baku will enjoy the winter season of the world's famous Future Shorts film festival on December 15-16.
YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites everyone to the screening that will be organized as a part of YARAT FreeStyle Program, an open platform for everyone who looks to engage creatively with a broad and diverse audience.
YARAT FreeStyle Program aims to set up a scene for creative groups and individuals and is open to actors, dancers, performance artists, musicians and other cultural practitioners. Anyone with a project or an idea can reach out to us.
This festival covers 40 countries, 100 cities, 6 continents and offers 1,400 showings per year throughout the world. The festival has gained the attention of movie fans over a huge territory from Finland to Mexico. The festival gives an opportunity for professionals and newcomers all over the world to become a part of an international cinematographic community.
The Winter Season of Future Shorts includes eight films.
You Could Sunbathe In This Storm dir. Alice Dunseath
UK / Animation / 2014 / 6 min
How is the world around us shaped? Juxtaposing the natural and the unnatural, we explore ideas of patterns, form and sounds.
Parking dir. Ivaylo Minov
Bulgaria / Drama / 2014 / 19 min
Irina is torn between the man she loves and the man she cares for in this emotional drama.
Coach dir. Ben Adler
UK / Drama / 2015 / 14 mins
A father and son drive to France together to watch a football match, but the journey is not as they expected when their car breaks down and they have to hitch a lift.
Ten Meter Tower dir. Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck
Sweden / Documentary / 2016 / 16 mins
A ten-meter diving tower. A choice of jumping or climbing down. How does the instinctive fear of taking a leap weigh up against the humiliation of backing out?
OY – Space Diaspora dir. Moritz Reichartz
Germany / Music Video / 2016 / 3 mins
A story depicting mankind’s prosperous future on a planet called Space Diaspora, on which humans finally develop the ability to learn from their mistakes.
Bike Life dir. Dan Emmerson
UK / Documentary / 2016 / 3 mins
In a small town in Wales, Daniel Commander and his crew of cyclists find a purpose that keeps them from turning to crime and hard drugs, but the locals aren’t too happy.
Hold On dir. Charlotte Scott Wilson
The Netherlands / Drama / 2016 / 20 mins
A young cellist has to overcome her fears in order to keep her place in an orchestra.
Mr Madila dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley
UK / Animation / 2015 / 8 mins
A string of conversations with a gifted spiritual healer. Exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself.
The films will be shown in original languages with Russian subtitles. The venue is YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Multifunctional Room. The entrance is free.