#FIRSTLOOK: 2021 FUTURE OF FILM SHOWCASE FESTIVAL (FOFS) PREVIEW
The 8th annual Future of Film Showcase Festival takes place July 9-22, 2021. FOFS is a short film festival featuring 12 works from Canada’s most promising new voices aged 40 and younger. Once again this year, the Festival will remain fully virtual and available to stream for free on CBC Gem.
Directed by Elian Mikkola
A single window frame; a portal. As the circular nature of time begins to reveal itself, a new decade begins.
Directed by Aziz Zoromba
Language: French, English and Arabic w/ French and English subtitles
After being estranged from his family for his homosexuality, we observe a young Arab man over four seasons and from far away as he navigates his solitude – all the while attempting to reconnect with his mother.
Faraway (Lointain) | Trailer | h264 from H264 DISTRIBUTION on Vimeo.
Flower Boy (2019)
Directed by Anya Chirkova
As August creeps in, Nav forms an intimate bond with an audacious painter and a middle-aged laser tag owner. Just as he begins to find himself, summer inescapably comes to an end.
Directed by Ella Morton
Inuk elder Naulaq LeDrew reflects on her home in Nunavut, Canada.
Kajanaqtuq Trailer from Ella Morton on Vimeo.
My Head Aches When I Look Too Long (2020)
Directed by Callahan Bracken
Through a patchwork of digital and traditional animation techniques, My Head Aches When I Look Too Long follows a teenage boy as he confronts the implications of modern technology on his queerness.
Parlour Palm (2020)
Directed by Rebeccah Love
An overworked lawyer attempts to care for his partner while she descends into a climate-change-anxiety fuelled manic episode.
Sophie and Jacob (2021)
Directed by Max Shoham
Inspired by the true story of family, and finding home, no matter the circumstance. Sometimes home cannot be a place, and becomes simply a memory, a mindset.
Sunken Cave and a Migrating Bird (2020)
Directed by by Qiuli Wu
Language: Chinese with English subtitles
Between a dilapidated building and a zoo, humans and animals are trapped. Out of boredom, two siblings decide to steal a fish from the artificial lake. Wandering about, they gradually realize their surroundings seem to echo mysteriously with the past of the land……
This is a Period Piece (2020)
Directed by Bruna Arbex
The short film tells the story of Riley, a 13 year old tomboy that confronts her fears of becoming a woman at the night she gets her period for the first time.
tulips are my father’s favourite flower (2019)
Directed by Nisha Platzer
This prosaic title serves as a jumping off point for the viewer to reflect on personal associations that arise from the abstract aesthetic of the work. Tulips… is shot on 16mm, hand processed, contact printed, tinted, and toned. Soundtrack by Apollo.
Wash Day (2020)
Directed by Kourtney Jackson
As they get ready for the day, three young Black women discuss the public perception of their Blackness in relation to their cultivation of a strong sense of self. Wash Day is an intimate exploration into how private, domestic acts such as washing your hair or putting on makeup
become a significant re-acquaintance with the body, before and after navigating the politics of one’s outwardly appearance.
Wash Day (2020) Trailer from Kourtney Jackson on Vimeo.
Learn more about FOFS here.
(Photo/video credit: FOFS)