International short-film festival returns

The global Future Short Film Festival will return to HCM City on March 1 with three films to be screened.

They include Sam French's Buzkashi Boys, an Afghan film telling the coming of age story of two best friends – a street urchin and a blacksmith's son – who dream of a better life. It has received an Oscar nomination.

The festival also features Finnish filmmaker Jenny Toivoniemi's The Date, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival's Short Film Jury Award, and Jakub Stozek's Out of Reach, a documentary following two Polish sisters' journey to find their mother.

The screening will also present a selection of sci-fi shorts from Cloud 9 Production's Project: Sci-Fi Competition Vietnam.

The event will begin at 6 pm at Saigon Outcast, 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, in District 2.

An encore screening will be held on March 5 at the Observatory, corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung streets, in District 1. 

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