By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist September 24, 2013 at 10:45AM
Not all of us have the luxury of being able to drop everything and head off to world’s most prestigious film festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Venice International Film Festival commissioned “Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded,” a series of seventy shorts from directors all over the world. Lucky for you, a sizable chunk of those shorts have landed online for your viewing pleasure.
Ranging from one to three minutes, all the entries were made with complete creative freedom and included directors like Claire Denis, James Franco, Atom Egoyan, Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Schrader, Abbas Kiarostami, Monte Hellman, Walter Salles, Shekhar Kapur and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (and a whole bunch more). It looks like all but two of the shorts have made their way online. So set aside some time and check out the complete tribute to the legendary film festival in a handy playlist format below.