SIFF FutureWave are films curated with viewers ages 13 through 21 years old in mind.

And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine

Sweden | 2023 | 88 min. | Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck

The impact of Camera Obscura, personal phone cameras, and social media communication upon society’s concepts of self and images.

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USA | 2023 | 80 min. | Sudeshna Sen

A South Asian-American 12-year-old who believes her recently passed grandfather may be coming back as Siddhartha.

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Dancing Queen

Norway | 2023 | 92 min. | Aurora Gossé

When shy, awkward seventh grader Mina joins a hip-hop dance crew, she must decide who she is and what matters most.

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Egghead & Twinkie

USA | 2023 | 87 min. | Sarah Kambe Holland

Recently out Asian American teen Twinkie and her nerdy best friend set off on a 2,000-mile road trip to meet her online crush.

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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.

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Japan | 2022 | 116 min. | Keiichi Hara

Seven teenage outcasts discover a portal to a magic castle where they must find a hidden key that will grant them wishes.

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Theater Camp

USA | 2023 | 88 min. | Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman

A mockumentary about a theater camp that must put together the best summer show possible after their founder falls into a coma.

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