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BFI Future Film Festival

Celebrating ten years of the BFI Future Film Festival with a selection of award-winning films and audience favourites.

BFI hosts Future Film events every month for 16-25 year olds who love film. Our exciting events focus on a different area of film or the industry and help young filmmakers learn more about their craft.

The annual BFI Future Film Festival takes place over a weekend in February every year, with a packed line up of workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities, screenings and Q&As at BFI Southbank.

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BFI Future Film Festival
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Strings 2012

A German exchange student begins an impulsive and ultimately destructive relationship with a shy British boy, in her final weeks before returning to Munich and her warring family.

89 mins United Kingdom Director. Rob Savage

Rob Savage's stunning feature-length debut won a BIFA and screened at numerous international festivals.

- Future Film Festival 6 (2013)

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A Film about Poo 2009

This is a film about poo, and the things that you should and shouldn't do.

1 mins United Kingdom Director. Emily Howells, Anne Wilkins

Winner Best Animation (19-25 age category)

- Future Film Festival 3 (2010)

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Dreamlands 2012

Gothic-tinged animation, presenting the final day of a fox, who is being sentenced to death for murdering his rabbit lover.

4 mins United Kingdom Director. Ana Stefaniak

Winner Best Animation Short Film (19-25 age category)

- Future Film Festival 6 (2013)

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Isabella 2015

An experimental documentary, texturally portraying the experience of a 92-year-old woman as she struggles with short-term memory loss.

United Kingdom Director. Ross Hogg, Duncan Cowles

Winner Best Short Film (19-25 age category) and winner of BFI Raw prize (19-25 age category)

- Future Film Festival 9 (2016)

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The Locket 2014

Animation exploring post-traumatic stress disorder through the perspective of a WWII soldier.

6 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Copsey

Winner Best Documentary Short Film (19-25 age category)

- Future Film Festival 7 (2014)

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Hertz 2014

A docu-drama based on the symptoms of Musical Ear Syndrome & Phantom Sounds, developed as a result of rapid hearing loss.

4 mins United Kingdom Director. Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo

Winner Best Documentary Short Film (19-25 age category)

- Future Film Festival 7 (2014)

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