FutureCity Yokohama Program
Screening and Award Presentation of “FutureCity Yokohama Award” nominated films
In order to raise awareness of "Environmental FutureCity Yokohama," the City of Yokohama and SSFF & ASIA presented the "FutureCity Yokohama Award" for the first time last year, awarding the short film that best depicted an environmentally friendly future lifestyle making use of technological advancements. The winner was "More Than Words," directed by Andrea Jako Giacomini. We will present the award once again this year, to the film that best depicts the "Environmental FutureCity" theme. Why not think again about future cities and how to live through the medium of film?
Marie Tricart, Joceran Compoint, Emeline Doumange, Alexandre Chiron/France/6:16/Drama/2014
A lonely man in a museum continues his routine in a tasteless, futuristic world: clinical atmosphere, prepared and balanced food, all calculated. Until one day, by clumsiness, he will discover a new mysterious place, forgotten by all; or almost.
Oh Seo-ro/South Korea/16:00/Animation/2014
An old labor robot in a city factory within a gigantic dome causes an accident and discovers drawing tools. With the tools, the robot begins to draw everywhere it goes. A lazy guard who takes care of and watches over the dome gets to see the robot’s drawings.
THE LARS BROTHERS/Hong Kong/19:41/Sci-Fi Musical/2014
Through an inventive combination of sci-fi, dance and music, "Fighting For" follows the journey of two protagonists as they awaken from their sterile, highly computerized "Drone World" and embrace their inner color and strength.
In a dystopian future where life revolves around partying and being as 'Social' as possible, a young man can't help but to act on his feeling that there must be something more to life than his surroundings make out to be.
The scientist who works at this robot laboratory is an utterly incorrigible slob. His workspace is a mountain of clutter and trash. One day he falls in love at first sight with a woman who comes to his lab. To win her over he builds a cleaning robot to spruce up the place. But things don't go as planned...
Everyday, a humble man in a metropolis writes down a list of requests from his neighbors. His day job is his way to help the community. He’s in love with the teacher. One day the teacher walks to his front door, and the two of them experience the best surprise ever.