Future Film Fest Program Highlights
After the first date on stereoscopic cinema in Italy that Future Film Festival organized in January 2009, the Festival will present in 2010 a new panel and a lot of screenings dedicated to this new cinematographic avatar_webrevolution that today involves also TV and the videogame worlds. The FFF programme of January 30th and 31st will be dedicated to the stereoscopic 3D with a round table with technology producers, professionals in the field of 3D, cinema owners, distributors and contents producers to explore the present and the future of this technology. The 3dDAY will be the chance to think about the 3D evolution for TV and the new applications for videogames. The section will present also a lot of 3D screenings such as the Pixar Animation Studios masterpieces, Toy Story and Toy Story 2, distributed in Italy by Buena Vista.
Special guest of FFF2010 will be Joe Letteri, cofounder of Weta Digital, and visual effects supervisor of Avatar, the last movie by James Cameron, who will present to the audience, as big première, the making of the movie.
Meetings and workshops
As usual Future Film Festival will organize panels with professionals in the field of animation and special effects such as the awaited meeting with Joe Letteri, cofounder of Weta Digital and visual effects supervisor of Avatar.
Special event will be also the preview of the last short by the painter, illustrator, comic-strip artist and ricci_webanimator Stefano Ricci. The artist will attend the FFF and meet the audience to present the making of the short, Febbre suina, Gallina evasa, based on a text by Marco Baliani and produced by the production centre L’Arboreto Teatro dimora in Mondaino. On the occasion, an exhibition with the original paintings will be presented at Galleria Stamperia Squadro (Via Nazario Sauro 27/b, Bologna).
The special guests of FFF will hold workshops adressed to the professionals: Rob Chiu and Mischa Rozema will give a workshop dedicated to Motion Graphics. In collaboration with the UK Council, there will be panel discussions and labs on stop-motion. Digital Video will realize a special workshop on the new StoryPlanner software.
Platinum Grand Prize
The Platinum Grand Prize is the contest for feature lenght movies in animation or with special effects. In 2010 there will take place the third edition of Platinum Grand Prize and a special jury will give the prize to the best movie.
Future Film Short
Future Film Short is the section adressed to short from all over the world realized in traditional or digital animation or live with special effects. As the previous editions, the festival audience will award the best short and for the second time there will be a special jury thanks to the support of Province of Bologna. Groupama Assicurazioni is partner of the section.
The section dedicated to the new and innovative tv series from all over the world comes back. Previews of new productions which from tv will conquer the audience keen on animation and cartoon.
A lot of international festivals like Expotoons (Argentina) and Red Stick International Animation Festival (USA) will present during the FFF 2010 a special programme selection with the best of their last editions.