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Winners of student competitions

The jury also awarded the 3 best student films. We are glad that the production of sci-fi films is popular among film school students and we want to continue to support young filmmakers. Many thanks to the partners of the student sci-fi film competition. From IS Produkce the winners received vouchers for post-production work and from the company Canon camera or printer.

Student Film Competition

  1. 🥇 Malý orel (dir. Adam Kůs) 
  2. 🥈 Error (dir. Lucie Vostárková)
  3. 🥉 Izolace (dir. Patrik Polák)

Junk Head – the winning film of the festival

The international jury of the festival yesterday announced the best film of this year’s Future Gate festival in Cinema Lucerna, Prague. Jana Bébarová, Ondřej Neff and Ryan Keating chose the best film from 5 competition films JUNK HEAD by Takahide Hori.


We are very pleased to award Junk Head as the winner of this year’s festival. It was an easy decision and one we all agreed on. Although all of the films brought something different to the table, Junk Head is a highly original, entertaining and thought-provoking film, not to mention a masterful exercise in stop-motion animation. Our special congratulations to the multi-talented Takahide Hori.


The film can still be seen at the festival on Thursday, March 17. in the Brno cinema Art.


The African-American film NEPTUNE FROST, directed by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams, received special honorable mention from the jury.

FILMS ON-LINE

This year’s Future Gate is again online. We have selected some films from this year for you and you can watch them online. Whether you don’t have time to come to the cinema or you are far from one of the festival cities, you now have the opportunity to watch movies online at the SupremeXP video library for a full week.

FESTIVAL FILMS ONLINE

Tiong Bahru Social Club Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest The Prophet and the Space Aliens

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • In the period from 14.3. to 20.3. you can watch movies at any time.
  • The price of the view costs CZK 80.
  • All films are available in their original version with Czech and English subtitles.
  • Please note that some movies have a limited total number of views, so you better buy a movie in advance.

www.supremexp.tv

IKARIE XB1 POSTER EXHIBITION

The exhibition in the Lucerna passage is accessible free addmission

Date of the exhibition: March 3-14, 2022

The Graphic Design and Visual Communication Studio at Umprum in Prague has redesigned the Ikaria XB1 magazine, the oldest Czech sci-fi magazine. For the summer semester 2021, the studio management approached the editor-in-chief Vlado Ríša who provided data from last year’s November issue, from which the students were tasked to create a new design, without any restrictions. Five teams were assembled to completely design and typeset five working mock-ups using illustrations from their own sources or from collaboration with the Illustration Studio.

Admission free for all Ukrainian citizens

A huge wave of solidarity has risen in connection with the events in Ukraine and we would also like to contribute. Therefore, we would like to invite our Ukrainian friends to join us and take their mind off things for at least a moment. Admission will be free to any screening in all festival cities with a Ukrainian passport or other ID. In addition, the entire proceeds from the sale of this year’s official festival T-shirts with Jonáš Ledecký’s design will be sent to the Člověk v tísni organization, which helps directly on the Ukrainian border. Make sci-fi, not war!

У зв’язку з тим, що відбувається в Україні, піднялася величезна хвиля солідарності, і ми теж хочемо зробити свій внесок. Тому ми запрошуємо українських друзів принаймні на деякий час відволіктись. Вхід за українським паспортом чи іншим посвідченням особи буде безкоштовним протягом усього фестивалю в усіх містах.Крім того, частку отриману з продажу футболок з мотивом Йонаше Ледецького надішлемо організації Людина в біді, що безпосередньо допомагають постраждалим на українському кордоні. Робіть sci-fi, не війну!

Aliens in Lucerna

The third joint exhibition of Michal Suchánek and Jonáš Ledecký at the Future Gate festival! This year’s exhibition features comics with extraterrestrial themes. Michal Suchánek will present an excerpt from his legendary comic Děsivé radosti, which he adapted from short stories by Ondřej Neff.

At the festival, you also have the unique opportunity to see the complete comic series by Jonáš Ledecký and John Riley, Pussycat Assassins, which was periodically published in the Playboy magazine between 2018 and 2020.

The exhibition will be in the Lucerna passage from March 1 to March 14, 2022.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday 11.3. from 18:00.

Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival 2022

Prague 9.-14.3.2022

Brno 15.-20.3.2022

Pilsen 23.-24.3.2022

Šumperk 26.3.2022

Košice TBA

 

9TH FESTIVAL CLOSER THAN YOU THINK The ninth year of the biggest Czech science fiction film festival will begin on March 9, 2022 at the Lucerna cinema in Prague. It will gradually be presented in 5 cities in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia. The theme of the year is devoted to extraterrestrial life on the planet Earth. What can you look forward to? International film competition, student’s short films competition, legendary films, interesting documentaries as well as thematic exhibitions and discussions about UFO.

We will soon announce the program and more information.

změna termínu workshopu tvorby storyboardu

Je nám to moc líto, ale z organizačních důvodů musíme plánovaný workshop Kurta van der Basche přesunout na 11. ledna.

🎟 Zakoupené vstupenky zůstávají v platnosti.

Call for entries | FG22

Submissions to the festival’s competition in sections are officially open, the deadline being December 31, 2021. The films can be registered to the festival via the FilmFreeWay platform www.filmfreeway.com/FutureGate for free.

Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival will take place in February 2022, opens the following sections:

  • International Competition – The competition of international feature-length science fiction film.
  • Students Competition This award is dedicated to young film makers till 30 years old or students from Czech and Slovak republic. The maximum running time of film in the competition is 20 minutes.

  • International Competition

    The competition of international feature-length science-fiction films. The minimum running time of film in the competition is 70 minutes. Film must be completed in the 24 months prior to the Festival, shot in any format, and classified as science-fiction genre in their broadest sense. The films must not have been released in the Czech republic yet. The Festival Jury confer the award to the Best Film. The audience vote for Audience Award.

    Students Competition

    This award is dedicated to young film makers till 30 years old or students. Film must be completed in January 1st, 2020 earliest, shot in any format, and classified as science-fiction genre in their broadest sense. Only films made in the Czech and Slovak republic can be submited. The maximum running time of film in the competition is 20 minutes. Festival Jury will choose 3 best films. The winner will receive the statuette and will be able to use the mention of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival Best Student Film for promoting purposes of the film, including the official laurel stamp graphic design provided by the Festival. Also the authors of the best 3 films will receive a budget voucher in postproduction studios for their future-works.

    REGISTER YOUR FILM FOR FREE: www.filmfreeway.com/FutureGate

    FUTURE GATE SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL 2021 / ON-LINE

    This year’s Future Gate is far from over. We have selected the most interesting films from this year for you and you can watch them online. Whether you haven’t had time to come to the cinema or some of the festival cities have been far away, you now have the opportunity to watch movies online in the SupremeXP video library.


    Festival programme online

    21.10. Lapsis 22.10. Sky Sharks 23.10. The Rise of Synthwave 24.10. ndergods 25.10. In the Shadows 26.10. Oeconomia 


    How does it work?


    • 1 movie will be available every day.
    • You can run it in 24 hours, from morning (00:01) to night (23:59).
    • The price of the view costs CZK 80.
    • All films are on offer in the original version, with a choice of Czech or English subtitles.
    • Please note that some movies have a limited total number of views, so you better buy a movie in advance.

    FESTIVAL ACCREDITATION

    You can buy festival accreditations at the cinema box office in Lucerna (Prague) and Art (Brno). There are 2 choices of accreditation: Future Pass: Access to the film programme in main rooms of the venues, not to small rooms or for concerts and pub quizzes. You will also receive a small present during the festival at festival stand. /Price is 900 CZK. Future ID: Support the festival! Same rules as for FuturePass but you will not receive only the present but also festival T-shirt. Price is 1400 CZK.

    Seating Lucerna and Kino Art is free. In Brno Observatory for festival accreditations holders is reserved best seats in middle of the row number 6.

    NEILL BLOMKAMP IS COMING TO FUTURE GATE

    Neill Blomkamp Director District 9, Elysium a Demonik

    • Prague Lucerna / Main room 15.9. 21:00 District 9 + Q&A
    • Prague Lucerna / Main room 16.9. 21:00 Demonik + Q&A
    • Prague Lucerna / Main room 17.9. 16:30 Neill Blomkamp’s short films + Q&A
    • Prague Lucerna / Main room 17.9. 21:00 Elysium + Q&A

    South African born writer-director Neill Blomkamp moved to Canada at the age of 18, beginning his career as a visual effects artist in film and television. He is best known as the co-writer and director of District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013), Chappie (2015) and his latest feature film Demonic (2021). Since 2015 he has been developing experimental films for his independent studio, Oats Studios. The most notable works include Rakka (2017), Firebase (2017) and Zygote (2017).

    THE MAIN FESTIVAL COMPETITION

    An international jury of three will select the best film from 5 genre-diverse films: DEMONIC, LAPSIS, PAUL W.R.S’ LAST JOURNEY, UNDERGODS and IN THE SHADOWS. The jury will also decide on the best student science fiction films.

     

    The members are storyboarder Kurt van der Basch, dramaturge and director of the Aero cinema Jiří Flígl and scientist Jan Lukačevič. Viewers will vote for the Audience Award winner. The awards are thematically produced by the Prusa Research 3D printing company.