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Special events

Star Wars: the Clone Wars

FFF in collaboration with Cartoon Network and Lucasfilm Animation, is glad to present the Italian preview of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the tv series from Star Wars. The series will be introduced at the festival by Dave Filoni. Filoni is not only the series’ director, but also the director of the animated feature prequel.

(Friday, January 30th . Cinema Odeon - Sala Lancia, h. 19.00)


The Future Film Festival continues to direct its attention towards Italy, and we do so by inviting two companies and one professional working in the field of visual effects for feature films. These guests are Maga Animation Studios, Dadomani and Franco Valenziano, who will take part to the 2009 edition of the festival in order to review the state of the art of animation for TV series from Bruno Bozzetto’s latest work to visual effects and experimental animation for TV credits.

(Wednesday January, 28th Sala del Quadrante – Future Village, h. 17.00)

Max Fleisher a Lilliput

Gulliver’s Travel (1939) celebrates its 70 years. The film, released by the studio that gave us Betty Boop and Popeye, includes many mentions of its “rival” Snow White: the large crowd of Lilliputians, almost a proliferation of the Seven Dwarfs, the prince-princess couple, the giant’s clothing which echoes the twirling birds in Snow White and recalls of the sewing animals’ production line for the ball gown in Cinderella. The re-presentation of Fleischer’s film is a new stage in the discovery of rare titles started by Future Film Festival in 2007 with J. Searle Dawley’s Snow White, prelude in 1916 to Disney’s Snow White –  by Mario Serenellini.

(Wednesday, January 28th, Cinema Lumiere – Sala Mastroianni, h. 16.00)


Future Film Festival hosts, from January 23rd to February 2nd , the first exhibition in Bologna of the works by Daniele Sigalot and Fabio La Fauci, eclectic creators of the famous Blu&Joi. The two characters, which are one the happiest and one the saddest people in the world, have already appeared around, on comics magazines, posters, and on canvases showed in art galleries, or as protagonists of art installations, set along city streets all over Europe.

Meeting with the artists: Friday, January 30th h. 17.00, Future Village.


Disaster! by Roy T.Wood, USA 2005.

Irresistible and irreverent satire made entirely using stop-motion with animated puppets, the film makes fun of the classic themes of new catastrophic cinema. In the style of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America, the event has been organized in collaboration with MTV and Mediafilm.

(Friday January 30th, Sala Future Film Festival, h. 18.00).

Future Web Festival. Cinema 2.0

The art that owes its existence to the Lumière brothers meets the Web. Cinema is finally undergoing, even if with some delay, the same process known by news first and later by music. Antonio Rollo, one of the most relevant Italian representatives of 2.0 Cinema, offers to the audience of the festival an interactive workshop. Event by Luca Vaglio, curator.

( Thursday January 29th, Sala del Quadrante – Future Village, h. 15.00).


MAMbo (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna) and Future Film Festival present, The Night of Animation ( La Notte dell’Animazione), Thursday 29th January  from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The night will include screenings of the best short films presented at the Future Film Festival in the last years.

Festival Showcase

A number of Festivals involved in animation and special effects held all over the world will be introducing a selection of their contents to the audience of the FFF. Future Film Festival 2009 will be hosting the Argentinean festival Expotoons, the Istanbul Animation Festival from Turkey, the Melbourne International Animation Festival from Australia, and Asifa India, that will present a special program of short animated film from India.
(Wednesday 28th, Friday 30th , Saturday 31st , Sunday 1st, h. 17.00, Future Village - Palazzo Re Enzo).