Showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world, Future Shorts Festival takes place in over 160 cities and 60 countries. This Summer Season we present you 8 short films from Croatia, Finland, Greece, Iran, France, USA, Netherlands, and Lithuania. Also we have Live streamed performance by Paris' Lecoq trained theatre makers "Trunk & Egg" before the screening, and you can enjoy the films while drinking cocktails (300yen) in a relaxed atmosphere. The films are subtitled both English and Japanese.
The program features: Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival's award winning comedy De Smet (Belgium&Netherlands); the film based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic Emergency Calls (Finland); A girl in Sarajevo, 1993 gets a live chicken for her 6th birtday The Checken (Croatia), and Espionage, romantic tension, and mysterious events' Animation film Storm Hits Jacket(France) etc.
28 August (Fri) 2015 19:00-22.00 29 August (Sat) 2015 18.00-21.00 @3331 Arts Chiyoda, B104
Ticket 800 yen * Available on the door. For the advanced reservation please email firstname.lastname@example.org Drink 300yen / Films are subtitled both in English and Japanese. 18 years and older only.
De Smet Dir: Thomas Baerten, WimGeudens | Belgium&Netherlands 2014 | 15min | Comedy The brothers 'De Smet' created a system to live their lives as singles in the most comfortable way. When a new woman moves into their street, their synergy turns out to be a house of cards. みんな独身のデシュメット兄弟は、３人の快適な生活のシステムを作っていたが、ある日、通りの向いに引っ越してきた女性をきっかけに、彼らの協力体制が危うくなる。（ドラマ/コメディー）
Stray Dogs Dir: Minka Farthing-Kohl | USA 2014 | 8min | Drama / Comedy The sun beats down. Frank waits for the bus. His ice cream melts. A stranger asks to borrow his phone. Stray dogs roam the streets. 太陽が照り付ける。フランクはバスを待つ。アイスクリームがとける。見知らぬ人に携帯を貸してくれと頼まれる。野良犬たちが道をうろついている。（ドラマ/コメディー）
The Chicken Dir: UnaGunjak | Croatia 2014 | 15min | Drama It's Sarajevo, 1993. As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. サラエボ、1993年。6歳の誕生日を迎えたセルマに届いたのは生きた”チキン”。それが家族の食事になる為に殺されると気づいた時、セルマは逃がそうとする。その行動のせいで大変なことが起こるなんて思いもせずに。（ドラマ）
The Tree Dir: SareShafipour | Iran 2014 | 5min | Animation Notes from Sare: The story is about a woman and a tree, both of them belong to a land. They want to be there even during the war, because they rooted in their land. So they are the only companion for each other during the war. 監督のノートより：女性と木、どちらも大地に属している。戦争が起こっても彼らはそこに居る、なぜなら彼らは大地に根付いているから。それで、かれらはお互い唯一の一緒にいる仲間となる。（アニメーション）
The Noisemaker Dir: KarolisKaupinis | Lithuania 2014 | 15min | Drama / Dark Humour Having shrunk throughout the years, the school lacks two pupils to satisfy the governmental quota established for any school in the country to exist. Anticipating the arrival of the delegation, the principal makes his best to mask the lack of pupils. 生徒不足の地方の学校に、政府からの"代表団"が来るという。生徒数が足りないのが知れれば閉鎖はな逃れられない。リトアニアの現状を背景に、校長の偽装工作とは。（ドラマ/ダークユーモア）
Emergency Calls Dir: HannesVartiainen&PekkaVeikkolainen | Finland 2013 | 15min | Documentary Being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life and the universe around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness all we can do is to rely on and find solace in one another. The film is based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic.人間であることは、命と取り巻くこの世界を経験する、壊れやすく儚い機会である。圧倒される暗闇に直面した時に、私たちにできることはお互いに頼り、慰めあうことだけである。本物のエマージェンシーコールと無線交信を元にした作品。(ドキュメンタリー)
Schoolyard (Proavlio) Dir: Irene Dragasaki | Greece 2014 | 10min | Experimental On July in Athens. Using experimental means, the filmmaker generates an unsettling frenzy of images which poses quite a few questions to her audience. Absolute silence in the deserted classrooms. Still in their uniforms, they playfully spray each other with water. But in this game, you play till you drop. ギリシャの７月。誰もいない教室、ペンが静かに落ちる、バスケットボールが外れる・・。まだ制服を着たままの生徒たちは水風船を投げ合って遊んでいるが、このゲームは倒れるまで続く。実験的な手法の動揺し錯乱したイメージで、作者はたくさんの質問を観客に投げかける。（実験的）
Storm Hits Jacket Dir: Paul Cabon | France 2014 | 13min | Animation / Comedy A storm reaches the shores of Brittany. Nature goes crazy, and two young scientists get caught up in the chaos. Espionage, romantic tension, and mysterious events clash with enthusiasm and randomness. 嵐がブルターニュの海沿いにやってきた。自然は狂い、２人の若い科学者は混乱に巻き込まれている。スパイ行為、ロマンチックな緊張、不思議な出来事が、熱狂的にでもデタラメにぶつかり合う。(アニメーション/コメディー)
We are Trunk & Egg, an international ensemble of Lecoq trained theatre makers dedicated in bringing to life Ikea STORM lampshades. We use a highly physical, visual based style, heavily influenced by our studies on maskwork and object manipulation, due to our theatrical training and as a natural response to the different nationalities within the group. Through the animation of a simple everyday object our goal is to affect a whole range of emotions; making theatre which can be understood no matter what language you speak or how old you are. We search for the joy in creation and attempt to share that joy with the audience.
Member Trunk & Egg is made up of four members; Bendik Nordgaard and Chriss Therese Gjerde Granberg (both Norwegian), Eric Zimmerman (a French American) and Jock Maitland (a Scot). We met whilst playing around during our two year training at the Jacques Lecoq school of Theatre in Paris and it was here that Trunk & Egg was first conceived. It was a simple meeting between two other-worldly creatures (a Trunk and an Egg) for an exercise in creating the mysterious on stage. We discovered that if the Ikea STORM lampshade was worn over the head and arms, it produced a creature with legs at one end, and a snout like sensory organ at the other. The lamp’s form creates an object with such strong directionality that the audience comprehend with clarity the Trunk’s intentions. This ‘snout’ gives an animalistic curiosity which as humans we immediately relate to, whilst the simplicity of the form bestows it with an innocence and sensitivity, endearing it to the viewer.
Description of Piece The performance is based around the concept of communication. How do we communicate, with whom, and why? The theme will be explored using Trunk & Egg’s signature creatures, the Trunks. There will however be no Egg.
The trunks rely on a heavily visual language of movement, gesture and physical expression. They are on the one hand incomprehensible, bizarre and alien creatures whilst at the same time deeply rooted in the animal world. We begin to recognise the most basic of animal instincts and movements, and as humans we begin to relate and to understand them. We begin to see characters and their desires, success and failure. We begin to see life itself and in turn, we see ourselves.
Video Work 'Truncated Debate' - A playful look at the Scottish Independence debate, explored through music, physicality and Ikea furniture. Performed for National Theatre of Scotland's Five Minute Theatre 2014 in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.