FutureWave Shorts

FutureWave Shorts

94 min.

We believe the children are our future. See shorts from around the world created by filmmakers under 18 who represent the next generation of cinema.

Various filmmakers expected to attend.

  • Running Time: 94 min.

Packaged Films

American Ball Game

USA | 2022 | 9 min. | Teja Mettu, Krish Mysoor

During an awkward dinner with his best friend's white family, Dan begins to face the harsh realities of his faith, appearance, and mortality.

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The Audition

USA | 2022 | 2 min. | Asher Hansow

A teenage girl confidently arrives at her high school musical audition only to find that she doesn't look like the other actors going for the part.

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The Big One: The Day Bigfoot Shot Dad

USA | 2022 | 3 min. | Henry Shriber

A gruff father follows his lifelong dream of tracking down Bigfoot, only to realize that the biggest prize has been by his side all along.

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Clean Sheet

USA | 2022 | 11 min. | Samiksha Thakur

The strength of a best friendship is tested when a new girl joins the group.

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The External-Internal Monologue of an Interdependent Insomniac

USA | 2022 | 7 min. | Julian Felix Aaronson

Fraught with insecurities over sexuality, self-acceptance, and gender, a sleep-deprived teenager explains various smells.

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The Flesh of Another

USA | 2022 | 10 min. | Jack Cosgriff

An experimental visual essay on toxic love that feels like a love letter to the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s.

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Hanging by a Thread

USA | 2022 | 3 min. | Sejal Patel

A woman with a love for fashion design struggles to make money while pursuing her passion.

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How to Survive Your First Date

USA | 2022 | 9 min. | Reese Robers

In this dark parody of 1950s instructional films, Dotty and her date Darryl try to survive against the voyeuristic narrator manipulating their first date.

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Germany | 2022 | 14 min. | Rubin Sosna

During a serious bout of pneumonia, Ivy experiences a fever dream in which she faces her greatest fear: death.

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USA | 2022 | 8 min. | Sophie Harasha

An adopted teenager struggles to understand her cultural identity and relationship with her mother after discovering her hidden baby photos.

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USA | 2022 | 9 min. | Ian Dani Kim

A teenager struggles with depression and social anxiety and locks himself away in a room of his own making.

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The Station

USA | 2023 | 9 min. | Aiden Hurley

A teenage boy and an outlaw find themselves on an abandoned steam train and discover that one of them does not belong there.

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