What a refreshing piece of news for the film industry. The stunning Sanderson and St Martins Lane Hotels, here in London, have announced an exclusive collaboration with Future Cinema to screen the Future Shorts Festival Summer Programme.
The ever expanding festival now features in 60 countries and 160 cities worldwide, with over 350 screenings and more than 35,000 audience attendees across six continents. Iran, Mexico, Tanzania, Canada and Portugal join the ever expanding list of territories screening the Future Shorts programme, with expansion throughout Spring in Japan, the UK and the US.
The festival now plays in an incredible array of locations throughout the world including a palace in Bucharest, Riverside Studios in London, Cinema Jenin in Palestine, Ozen Bar in Tel Aviv, Art Lounge in Beirut, Voodoo hop trackers Towers in Sao Paulo, Nafazi Art Space in Tanzania Traffic Gallery in Dubai and a local youth centre in Bosnia.
The line up includes Grant Orchard’s Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning 'A Morning Stroll' (UK, 2012); recent Clermont winner 'Guest' from South Korea as well as SXSW favourite and award winner 'Notes on Biology' from the US.
It is so exciting to hear that historic landmark locations like these are choosing not only to support film-making, and the film industry, but also in particular the short film category, which is so often overlooked, and yet is a hub of huge creative talent. Sanderson and St Martins Lane are renowned for their unique cultural offerings and this partnership is the perfect way to offer the hotel guests an exclusive film experience.
The Sanderson Hotel Lobby
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Come back soon for a review of the film offerings from this year's festival.
Words: Holly Rubenstein