Today the four Directors who have been exclusively commissioned by leading short film giants Future Shorts and Samsung Mobile have been revealed.

The four leading Directors include the visionary filmmaker Mike Figgis, celebrated creative duo Rankin & Chris productions, music video gurus Phil & Olly of Diamond Dogs and one of the UK's brightest new talents, James Lees.

Each director was given the brief to ‘Spontaneously Capture Life in HD’, and their interpretations can be seen on www.futureshorts.com/samsunghd where fans can vote for their favourite HD film, to celebrate the launch of the Samsung i8910 HD mobile phone, the world’s first phone that records HD video.

The Samsung Mobile sponsored HD films will form part of the Future Shorts PLEASE SAY SOMETHING short film festival, running in May – June 2009 nationwide starting at The Ritzy in Brixton on Thursday 21st May.

The festival will also feature an interactive website where film lovers can see behind the scenes, swap clips, chat, twitter, join in on Facebook, view the films or register to see the films at a local cinema. The winning film will go on to be viewed in 108 cinema screens nationwide - venue information and tickets are available at www.futureshorts.com/tickets.

In addition to the four directors’ films, four hand-picked apprentice filmmakers have shot exclusive behind the scenes content on the making of each of the Directors films, which can be viewed on the Future Shorts You Tube Channel www.youtube.com/futureshorts

"More people have become familiar with the idea of short films being part of the culture now, as part of film making, so many short film competitions, and lots of people with mobile phones want to gradually ease their way into the movie market." Commented Director Mike Figgis.

"There has been a phenomenal growth in interest in short films. We reach 10m people a year with our content, and an audience that trusts us to deliver the best content from around the world. We have a large and engaged community who appreciate and enjoy relevant premium content from a relevant quality brand. Future Shorts and Samsung Mobile are set on catapulting the short film medium into the mainstream through a highly innovative and original partnership.” Said Fabien Riggall, Creative Director and Founder of Future Shorts.

“ Samsung Mobile will become part of the Future Shorts community, and through this partnership create a whole new audience of switched on and engaged filmmakers and film lovers, inspired by the latest technology and the most creative short film directors working today.” Said Derek Williamson, General Manager, Samsung Mobile.

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Editors Notes:

About Future Shorts www.futureshorts.com

Future Shorts is the leading global short film label and festivals. 25,000 people, in fifteen countries, attend Future Shorts events each month and 5 million watch online.

Representing over a 1000 filmmakers - their content and commercial interests - Future Shorts has a substantial catalogue of the best premium short form content enabling them to authoritatively consult and facilitate branded content projects.

Creating a much-needed link between the brands and content, Future Shorts source the most innovative and dynamic directors available, bringing the right directors to the right projects and creating innovative partnerships for advertising agencies, brand directors and media channels.

Future Shorts expertise in how to make the short film format work commercially is based on six years experience working on enumerable projects that covers; original content commission, managing branded channels, branded events and cutting edge parties, creating branded competitions, artistic management and running an international quarterly film festival.

Brands worked with: Agent Provocateur, Buena Vista, Channel 4, Jameson, Kenzo, Metro, Mini, MTV, MySpace, Paramount, Shots, Smirnoff, Stella Artois, Time Out, The Times, T Mobile, Virgin Media, Vodafone and UK Online.

About Samsung i8910 HD
The Samsung i8910 HD is the ultimate high performance full touch screen phone that brings together style, multimedia and business performance in one device. The Samsung i8910 HD features the world’s first 720P HD video recording and decoding on mobile as well as the world’s largest AMOLED screen.

About Samsung Electronics:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Mobile UK:
· Samsung Mobile division manufactures and markets a wide range of mobile telecommunications products across pre-pay and post-pay markets, in both the consumer and business segments.
· Samsung mobile phones are divided into six major categories – Style, Infotainment, Multimedia, Connected, Essential and Business and is headed up by Vice President Mark Mitchinson.
· The Mobile division is part of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion.

For more information, please visit http://www.samsungmobile.co.ukwww.samsungmobile.co.uk

Published on: 1:19PM on 20th May 2009