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Future Shorts: Summer Season 2012

The pop-up short film festival Future Shorts presents seven excellent films at the Ilosaarirock Festival.

Clarissa Knoll: Street Vendor Cinema
(Brazil, 2011)
15 min

A Short film producer sells filmmaking on demand in the busiest shopping street of Brazil. The outcome is an extraordinary mix of genres, from a samurai epic to a family melodrama, all born out of popular fantasy shaped amid the market's chaos.

Mihai Grecu: We'll Become Oil
(Romania, 2011)
6 min

A winner at Tampere film festival, this experimental documentary inspired by the gulf of mexico oil spill describes the effect of conflict in geographical spaces.

Will Madden: Notes on Biology
(USA, 2011)

A stop motion animation, notes on biology was the winner of best short at SXSW. This very clever short film brought to us by Ornana Films follows a student's imagination during a biology class.

Ga Eun-Yoon: Guest
(South Korea, 2011)
20 min

A teenager angry at her father's affair barges in to his mistress' house to find her two little kids. Winner of the 2012 international grand prix at Clermont-Ferrand, Guest is a beautifully acted coming-f-age portrayal of emotions from Korean national university of arts' film program.

Grant Orchad: A Morning Stroll
(UK, 2012)
7 min

Created by Studio Aka, the multi-bafta winning company behind Future Shorts favourite Jojo in the stars, Grant orchard's a morning stroll is the story of an encounter between a new yorker and a chicken. Told over three acts spanning over 100 years, this incredibly successful animated short has already won a Bafta, a jury award at Sundace and was nominated for an Oscar.

John Barrington: Tumult
(UK, 2011)
13 min

A tribe of norse warriors traipses across a barren land after battle. Their dying chief is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.

Victor Hugo Duran: Fireworks
(USA, 2011)
11 min

Growing up in Los Angeles, the fourth of July was always about fireworks. Against the holiday backdrop in south L.A., Fireworks is a comin-of-age story of two adolescent boys on a quest to impress a group of girls.

Ilosaari Lounge Ilosaarirock Festival Lounge is where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the festival for a while and recharge your batteries. The Lounge is hosted by the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Eastern Finland.

The music-free zone offers an opportunity to have a cup of coffee and watch the finest documentaries and short films from Finland and abroad, listen to artists' interviews and see the bands at the Sue Stage on the silver screen. The Lounge also features a free WLAN and a number of surprises by the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Eastern Finland.

The films in the Lounge are by courtesy of Doc Lounge, Future Shorts and Rokumentti Rock Film Festival.

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