Whether you have dabbled in short films yourself or are simply a movie fan, Future Shorts the first ever global pop up festival is bound to be of interest. The festival showcases some of the most exciting short films from all around the world. The real excitement though lies in the fact that anyone can get involved. Screenings can be held anywhere - from a back garden to a public park.
Every 3 months, the Future Shorts team in London put together a programme of a range of classic, cult and award winning short films from around the world. The programme is then made available for anyone to become a screening partner and host their own local screening event. Whether you are a film enthusiast, a promoter, whatever, you simply pay a fixed fee for access to the programme, promote your screening, charge for tickets and then keep any profits.
Since it began in late 2011, screenings have now been held in 55 countries worldwide and in an amazing range of places - from a palace in Bucharest to a local youth centre in Bosnia. Closer to home though screenings are being held at various places including the British Library’s St Pancras building, the Guildhall in Gloucester.
If you can’t get along to one of this summer’s screenings, then maybe you ought to consider becoming a partner yourself and hosting your own screening. For more details on how to get involved, check out the Future Shorts website itself.