FINDING OUR FUTURE
28 February 2016, 11am – 4pm
The future is a universally exciting concept, yet film industries often fail to acknowledge or represent the cultural and ethnic diversity of its audience on screen. Through a day of film and discussion we explore what effect this has, and what filmmakers are, or should be, doing to make the fictions of tomorrow more reflective of the diversity surrounding us today. Presented by Nottingham Alternative Film Network.
This event is part of Future Perfect? Film Festival, which explores the sci-fi genre, looking beyond distant galaxies and instead turning a critical eye much closer to home, exploring our future as a society.
11am: Screening of a selection of short films
A selected programme of short films that open up the future for everyone through the visions of diverse storytellers.
1pm: Whose Future Is It Anyway?
A panel discussion considering the effect of the history white and male centric depictions of films set in the future - can it make people feel alienated and invisible? It is possible for some films to represent the potential of genuine equality. But is this only being done because the seeds of this potential exist in our present? How can we present diversity in a culture which values it, but doesn't commit to it?
2.30pm: Feature Film Screening – Crumbs (2015)
An Ethiopian post-apocalyptic surreal sci-fi feature length film, written and directed by Miguel Llansó,
Age range: 16 yrs +
This film festival is sponsored by the Nottingham MBA, Jigsaw24 and Confetti