Starts: Jan 26, 2010 - Ends: Jan 31, 2010
Submission Deadline: Dec 31, 2009
Future Film Festival presents the news about the programme of the 12th edition that will take place, as usual, in Bologna, Italy, from 26th to 31st January 2010 at Teatro Duse (Via Cartoleria 42) and Palazzo Re Enzo (Piazza del Nettuno) that will host the Future Village (press conferences, accreditation office, workshops, kids area, cocktails and relax area) and for the first time will be a screenings venue too.
Since eleven years, the Bolognese event dedicated to animation and special effects is the most important date in Italy to notice the changes of digital imaginary, and to analyse the evolution of cinema and animation. The Future Film Festival has made known also in Italy important names of the International cinema, now well known by the audience and valued by International festivals as Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter, Osamu Tezuka, Satoshi Kon, Bill Plympton, Tsui Hark, Phil Mulloy, Nobuo Nakagawa and Paul Driessen or animation companies at the top of box offices as Pixar Animation Studios, Aardman Animations, Blue Sky. Moreover, in its history the FFF has explored cinematographies not well known like the Iranian and the South American cinema, and the new generations of artists from all over the world.
The Future Film Festival 2010 programme, directed by Giulietta Fara and Oscar Cosulich will present the news of cinema but not only. The focuses on stop-motion and on Motion Graphics will take stock of the contemporary uses of these techniques. The 3dDAY, after the success of the last January, will reveal the secrets of stereoscopic technique with key figures (distributors, theaters owners, producers) and the works for the cinema, tv and videogame. A special thanks to the City of Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna Region and Emilia-Romagna Film Commission which support the event.
Since its first edition, Future Film Festival for its image has created a strong link with visual arts: every year the Festival asks an artist of the last generation to create an original work that will become the image-icon of FFF, looking for links and synergies between cinema, visual arts, photography and street-art. The FFF2010 has entrusted its image to the young writer UFO 5 who will realize a wallpainting that will be the symbol of the new edition. Amongs symbols and signs of his imaginary, UFO 5 will interpret the Future Film Festival changeable identity.
FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2010 FOCUSES
Saul Bass & Motion Graphics
Future Film Festival 2010, following its constant analysis of animated image, will dedicate a focus to the Motion Graphics, one of the most contemprary techniques used by young artists, in which the graphic applications give the illusion of movement.
The Future Film Festival will focus on some key figures of contemporary motion graphics as Mischa Rozema, cofounder of Post Panic, the production company based in Holland, and author of commercials and videos for well known brands as Nike and MTV, and the English artist Rob Chiu, (alias The Ronin) author of a lot of works for Nokia, BBC, EMI, Greenpeace and many others. The FFF will focus on also their source of inspiration: the work by Saul Bass, great opening titles’ author and pioneer of motion graphics.
Saul Bass (1920-1996) is one of the key figure on graphic headlines for cinema. Thanks to Saul Bass, this work became an art. When he was young, he became his carreer as assistant in the art department of Warner Bros. based in New York and he gained experience in the field of Costructivism and Bauhaus. After some experiences as graphic designer, in 1954 Bass collaborated with Otto Preminger for the Carmen Jones poster and opening titles. After that, he realized The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Big Knife (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) title sequences. In 1959 he realized the Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder poster and opening animated sequence with the original jazz score by Duke Ellington.