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 2022 edition of the Festival is the eighth annual, and the first to be presented in the Niagara region. Niagara Artists Centre hosted the opening night on May 6. The winners were announced and shown on the opening night. First Ontario Performing Arts Centre hosted the annual screening on May 7th-8th, 2022.

The Screening:
Date: May 7th-8th, 2022
Cinema: The Film House
Location: First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
Address:250 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, ON, Canada L2R 3M2

The films that will be screened were submitted from Canada, China, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Iran, Israel, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Ukraine, and other countries; in total 27 short films. The films are categorized as drama, documentary, animation, and they range in length from 3 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】The world of the multivariate
Total Runtime: 98min
5 short films, come from different countries, show the variety and diversity of the real world.

01PermShekh Al MamunSouth Koreadrama30
03Comb SisterAtefeh KhademolrezaCanadaanimation7
04Paul 10Sunil RevankarIndiadrama19
05A Cinema is CinemaHuang-ZhengChinadocumentary25

【Scene 2】The fate of the symphony
Total Runtime: 104min
9 short films, conversation with our fate.

01The HolePiotr KaźmierczakPolandanimation3
02A Conversation with EEsabella StricklandCanadadrama5
03HeartbreakerOleksandra BrovchenkoUkrainedrama5
04An Ordinary DayAnas ZawahriSyriadrama18
05Something Big Before 14Chen-YaerChinadrama24
06NajiHosein TorkjooshIrandrama18
07A Dead SeaNahd BashirIsraeldrama15
08NannyDani ZarandietaSpaindrama6
09The StatueMohsen Salehi FardIrananimation10

【Scene 3】Life is impermanent
Total Runtime: 96min
6 short films, shows the complicated human nature and diversity of life.

01The Painter in ParisJames WhitelawSouth Africaanimation8
02Tell Me Something NiceMirela SalihovićBosnia and Herzegovinadrama18
03Photo for MemoryIgor VasilyevBelarusdrama24
05The RopeMobin MiriIrandrama11
06PreferentesNacho RecioSpaindrama17

【Scene 4】Family and kinship
Total Runtime: 90min
7 short films, about love, about family, about the dream.

01Red PomegranateLang-Junran, Cong-Jia, Fu-KangyiChinaanimation6
02Father’s FuneralKong-LizhenChinadrama28
03Knock-KnockSvetlana BelorussovaRussiadrama6
06Last Story of My GrandmaXie-ZhitingChinadrama21
07WaitWang-Congxiao, Tan-XinxuemeiChinaanimation7