Apr 4, 2022
A lot has happened since the last Kickstarter update in June 2021 about our win of the prestigious Hot Docs Audience Award.
Thanks to your support, the success of our film has not taken a break since then. Instead, things have continued to go uphill for us with many valuable achievements, screenings, cinema releases and new team members.
With this update, we would like to give a brief overview of what we have been able to achieve thanks to your support:
Since January 2021, DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN has now been awarded top prizes at eight internationally renowned film festivals. In addition, there are numerous nominations as well as further upcoming festivals and independent award ceremonies.
You can find a current overview on the website of our sales agent Magnetfilm:
On the 14th of October 2021 was our first theatrical cinema release in Germany. Together with our film distributor Camino and supported by the MFG film fund, we were able to show our film in more than 50 German cinemas over several weeks and thus inspire an impressive number of people for the stories of our young protagonists. But it did not stop there. Already on the 15th of October, DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN was also released in Canadian cinemas, followed shortly afterwards by Switzerland and in November by one of the most important countries on the European continent for films - the United Kingdom.
A particularly fascinating event happened on the 23rd of November, when DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN was shown simultaneously in 89 ODEON cinemas in the UK, setting new records.
At the same time, we travelled across Europe as a film team to offer as many Q&As as possible as part of an extensive cinema tour together with NGOs and various inspiring activists.
The next big step is already on the horizon: In early summer, we'll celebrate our Austrian nationwide cinema release with a special opening event:
The 05th of May 2022, Gartenbaukino Vienna, Austria
Meanwhile, we are continuously working on organising more screenings and film discussions with partners around the world to continue to live up to our resolution: To show these important and inspiring stories of our young female protagonists to the broadest possible audience.
However, all this would not be possible without valuable support:
First and foremost, we would like to thank our distributors Camino Filmverleih (GER), Photon Films (CAN), SpotOn Distribution (CH), Dartmouth Films (UK) and Stadtkino Filmverleih (AU) for their trust in the project and their great support at all times.
Furthermore, the funding and trust of the MFG film fund and German Films were of great importance to us to make this project possible. We would also like to thank our supporters from Amnesty International, Fridays For Future, Students For Future, (...) and all the others who have provided us with so much support.
Last but not least, we would like to thank our team of so-called field organisers. These are activists and other interested people involved in promoting the film. In their respective regions, they get in touch with NGOs, schools or youth organisations and thus create a growing network to show the film to more and more people over time.
While DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN continues to be shown internationally and is already heading for further major milestones, we also continue working on other projects. There are many stories - some joyful, others dramatic - that desperately need to be told. And it is precisely such an important story that we are now dedicating ourselves to:
We are going to tell the true story of two courageous investigative journalists who risked their lives to expose a systematic humanitarian disaster of huge geopolitical significance.
To follow our work on this project, you can sign up on our website to receive updates:
To conclude this extraordinarily long update, we as the team behind DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN would like to extend special thanks to all of you, our supporters. Together with you, we were able to make this film. Together with you, these stories could be told.