Youth, future, and new films! Gbeck Future Film Festival is a competition of original films created by filmmakers from around the world, designed to discover and support young filmmakers. The 2023 edition of the Festival is the ninth annual, and the first edition to be presented in Toronto. S3pace hosted the opening night on September 8. The winners have been announced and shown on the opening night. The annual screening and the closing screening have been presented on September 9-10.

GbeckFF2023 Screening:

Date: September 9th-10th, 2023
Cinema: S3pace
Address:205 Placer Court, 2 Floor, North York, ON M2H 0A9

The films have been screened and submitted from Brazil, Belarus, China, France, Iran, Italy, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and other countries; in total 22 short films. The films are categorized as drama, documentary, animation, and they range in length from 6 to 30 minutes; all films have English-language subtitles. Each screening will last about 100 minutes in total and are themed with different topics.

【Scene 1】  growing up                                           

Total Runtime: 98min

5 short films, express the costs of young people’s growth.

The MattressArash HassanpourIrandrama6
Game OverSaeed Mayahy, Miriam CarlsenTurkeydrama28
A Passing CloudTang-PeiyanChinadrama14
AgonyBorhan Ahmadi, Leila BaghpiraIrandrama23
Dance TogetherRen-MohanChina/South Koriadrama20

【Scene 2】 appetence                                               

Total Runtime: 90min

7 short films, show the greed of human nature and thinking about desire.

Bless YouYang-QqingChinaAnimation8
Leave the Door OpenZhuang-ZhouChinadrama8
We Are HappyMohamad BoorboorIrandrama19
Hide and SeekKarolina BelkaPolanddrama8
The GuestXue-TingyuChinaAnimation6

【Scene 3】 keep watch                                             

Total Runtime: 97min

5 short films, observe and watch the world with pure eyes.

Prelude and fugueIgor VolchekBelarusAnimation13
the other land / l’altra terraDaniele PignatelliItalydrama13
Ramiro, pastor for lifeEduardo MargaretoSpainDocumentary24
Our FuturesThibault MartinFrancedrama25
The Traditional Brazilian Family KATURodrigo SenaBrazilDocumentary25

【Scene 4】 reconciliation                                          

Total Runtime: 96min

5 short films, reconcile with opponents, with yourself, with life.

Somewhere to StayAmirhossein HatamiIrandrama15
Cold SpringChen-YankaiChinaDocumentary29
It Comes at DawnRafael AragónSpaindrama14
FireworksRen-MohanChina/South Koriadrama30
The Legend of PsalteryTatyana KublitskayaBelarusAnimation10

【Scene 5】Closing screening: The best of best 

1 full-length film, surprise screening, the best film screening and exchanges.