Eric Schockmel

Luxembourg , 2019 / 80 min / English and Luxembourgish OV with French subt. / documentary

Luxembourgish Premiere

Meet Hugo Gernsback, the Luxembourgish writer credited as the father of modern science fiction.

Many decades before the internet gave us nerd culture, there was Hugo Gernsback, an eccentric Luxembourgish writer and inventor who went on to become the father of modern science fiction. His misunderstood design of a revolutionary wireless radio system set him on a mission to educate people about how science would shape the future and to inspire young minds to come up with new inventions for the world of tomorrow. He saw the future and wanted to teach people how to live in the Age of Science. Eventually, Hugo Gernsback turned to publishing, launching the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories that would help jumpstart a whole new literary genre.

"Tune into the Future aims to shed a fresh light on a man who has been partly forgotten and often misunderstood – a fascinating mind who, by bridging cultures and time, opened up a window towards the future by spreading a simple message which resonates again today: ‘Instead of letting the future happen to us, science literacy enables us to build it ourselves.’” Director’s statement by Eric Schockmel

Fri 06/03 09:00 CNA Dudelange EN & LU OV with FR subt. Scolaire
Sun 08/03 18:30 Ciné Utopia EN & LU OV with FR subt. Public
Fri 13/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia EN & LU OV with FR subt. Public
Fri 13/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia EN & LU OV with FR subt. Scolaire
Cast & Credits
Eric Schockmel
Serge Benassutti
Philippe Kohn
Samsa Film
Samsa Film

Eric Schockmel is a museographer at the Luxembourg Natural History Museum where he designs exhibitions and learning experiences about science and natural history. He studied Graphic Design at the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels and received an MA in Communications Design from Central Saint Martins in London. After his studies, he worked as a motion designer, visual artist and as a freelancer in the creative industry. His installations and multimedia projects were featured at multiple international art festival. After two shorts in 2008 and 2013, Tune into the Future (2019) is Eric Schockmel’s first feature documentary.

  • 2019 – Tune into the Future (documentaire / documentary / Dokumentarfilm)
  • 2013 – Macrostructure (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2008 – Syscapes # Interlude (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)