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INTERNATIONAL SCREENINGS THIS WEEK
This week Future Shorts festival is visiting 6 countries and being screened across Europe.
Denmark | Germany | Latvia | Finland | Ireland | Lithuania
Last night, the curtain was raised in the Little Bavarian Town of Passau, as well as in Copenhagen, where Danish autonomous group Candy Factory (Bolsjefabrikken) orchestrated a truly entertaining evening. Films were hosted in one of the collective’s premises, an endangered cultural space that remains alive thanks to their passionate endeavours to keep it running.
It is already 1st of December and that means that the time has come for Ireland to take the lead. The month auspiciously begins with our first interactive event at Dublin's Filmbase. Directors David O'Reilly (The External World) and Michael Please (The Eagleman Stag) will be doing a set for a live stream conversation after the screening. On the same night, the Danes are striking back with a second round of Future Shorts, this time in Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.
At around the same time, a press screening will be talking place in Latvia. More than 20 journalists are attending this special evening in Riga, where they will be introduced to the global festival, having its official opening on the 9th of December 2011. The selected local short that will accompany the programme will also be announced.
On Friday 2nd all eyes will be on Vilnius, where Lithuanian hosts are anticipating the arrival of Festival Producer Gintare Karalyte, who will introduce and launch the first ever Future Shorts screening in the country. Lithuania has shown ample enthusiasm for the festival and made artfully produced trailer. Press has also been kind to them, as the screening featured in Lietuvos Rytas, one of the most acclaimed newspapers in Lithuania.
Finally, the weekend is ending with a Saturday matinee at the World's Design Capital for 2012 – Helsinki. Our warmest regards to the Finnish with hopes that they will have an inspiring afternoon full of short film delights.
Coming up next week: Rwanda, Spain, UK, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and more. Also, next week you will get a chance to find out more about the local hosts, as well as read an exclusive interview with one of the directors. Watch this space for global adventurers…
Future Shorts Festival Team
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