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Future Shorts Film Festival comes to SA 7/10


The global Future Shorts Festival is the latest addition to the San Antonio film fest circuit. The self-proclaimed "world's biggest pop-up film festival" has been seen in over 144 cities of 55 countries. Now, thanks to Slab Cinema Outdoor Movies and Alamo Street Eat Bar, it comes to San Antonio on July 10. Judging by past schedules, the best thing about the festival is that you will not see a single bad film.

This year's selections are appealing, but there is at least one short you absolutely can't miss.

The only reason why A Morning Stroll (which involves a same scene with a man and a chicken in three different eras separated by 100 years) didn't win the 2012 Oscar for Best Short Feature was because one of the nominees was The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. No one had a chance against this marvel. But A Morning Stroll, which I've seen many times, holds its own and I'm looking forward to see it again. And again.

The first SA edition of the global Future Shorts Film Festival is at 8:45 p.m Tuesday, July 10, at 609 S Alamo Street. Admittance is free, and these are the films that will be screened:

A Morning Stroll (UK) (7 mins)

Dir. Grant Orchard

(2012 Oscar nominee for Best Short Feature)

Street Vendor Cinema (Brazil) (15 mins)

Dir. Clarissa Knoll

Guest (South Korea) (20 mins)

Dir. Ga Eun-Yoon

(Notes on) Biology (USA) (6 mins)

Dir. Will Madden

(Winner of Best Short at South by Southwest)

We'll Become Oil (Romania) (6 mins)

Dir. Mihai Grecu

Fireworks (USA) (11 mins)

Dir. Víctor Hugo Durán

Tumult (UK) (13 mins)

Dir. John Barrington

Also: Rivard Report presents San Antonio In Motion and Erik Bosse's short The Cucuy Club.

Lawn chairs are allowed, but no outside food or drinks (there will be gourmet food trucks on site). More info at and

— Enrique Lopetegui

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