Dear Future Children

Production: Nightrunner Productions, Schubert Film

Co-Production: Lowkey Films, Übergrafisch

Country: Germany, UK, Austria

Format: HD, DCP

Runtime: 52/89 min

Year: 2021

Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Luganda

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish

Genre: Human Interest, Human Rights, Politics, Society, Youth

Funding: MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Films, Bürgerstiftung Gerlingen

Support: Harvard University, Stanford University, The New York Times, The Guardian, German Federal Foreign Office

Distribution: Germany (Camino Filmverleih) October 14, 2021, Canada (Photon Films) October 15, 2021, UK/Ireland (Dartmouth Films): November 19, 2021, Austria (Stadtkino) June 3, 2022

With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. We will watch as Rayen protests for social justice in Chile, Pepper fights for democracy in Hong Kong and Hilda battles the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda. Facing almost impossible odds and grappling with the staggering impact of their activism on their personal lives, we will be asking these three young women why they keep fighting. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation.

  • "Audience Award", Max Ophüls Preis, Documentary Competition, Germany (2021)
  • "Audience Award", FIFDH - International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, International Competition, Switzerland (2021)
  • CPH:DOX, Change Makers, Denmark (2021)
  • "Audience Award", Hot Docs Film Festival, Canada, World Showcase (2021)
  • MILLENIUM International Documentary Film Festival, International Competition, Belgium (2021)
  • First Steps Awards, Germany (2021)
  • "Film Award "Umdenken" & Best Film Music", NaturVision Filmfestival, Germany (2021)
  • Bio-Bio Festival, Denmark (2021)
  • EIDF, Festival Choice Competition: Global, South Korea (2021)
  • Docs Ireland Belfast, UK (2021)
  • Nancy IFF, Documentary Competition, France (2021)
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Amnesty International Competition, Poland (2021)
  • Astra Film Festival, Documentary Worldviews, Romania (2021)
  • Beldocs, Serbia (2021)
  • Europe on Screen, Indonesia (2021)
  • "Audience Award", Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, Germany (2021)
  • FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada (2021)
  • SILBERSALZ, Germany (2021)
  • Cinéfest Sudbury International FF, Canada (2021)
  • "Grand Prix", Festival FReDD, France (2021)
  • Environmental Film Festival Planet On., Colombia (2021)
  • Taiwan Human Right Film Festival, Taiwan (2021)
  • "Golden Lynx Competition", FEST - New Filmmakers / New Films Festival Espinho, Portugal (2021)
  • "DGB-Förderpreis", Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney, Germany (2021)
  • "Youth Voice Award Competition & Opening Film", Inconvenient Films, Lithuania (2021)
  • Szemrevaló | Sehenswert, Hungary (2021)
  • Kinotrip International Film Festival, Slovenia (2021)
  • Monde En Vues, Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme de Guadeloupe, France (2021)
  • "Audience Award", Another Way Film Festival, Official Section & Opening Film, Spain (2021)
  • Taiwan Human Right Film Festival, Taiwan (2021)
  • Leeds IFF, UK (2021)
  • FRONTODOC, Italy (2021)
  • Guelph Film Festival, Canada (2021)
  • Ajyal Film Festival, Bader Feature Film Competition, Quatar (2021)
  • VERZIÓ - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary (2021)
  • "Young Audience Award", Pordenone Docs Fest - Le Voci dell'Inchiesta, Italy (2021)
  • Just Film - Youth and Children’s Film Festival (PÖFF), Estonia (2021)
  • FICMEC, Nador International Film and Common Memory Festival, Documentary Competition, Morocco (2021)
  • CINÉMAPLANÈTE, International Film Festival, France (2021)
  • Foyle Film Festival, UK (2021)
  • MOSTRA-ME – Mostra de Documentários sobre Direitos Humanos, Portugal (2021)
  • "Best Feature Documentary Director", Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece (2021)
  • Global Health Film Festival, UK (2021)
  • International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, India (2021)
  • Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival, International Competition, Israel (2021)
  • INDIs Film Festival Leeds, UK (2022)
  • Transitions Film Festival, Australia (2022)
  • "Artopie Prize", FIFDH, Switzerland (2022)
  • FEMCINE Santiago Women's FF, Chile (2022)
  • Dutch Global Health FF, The Netherlands (2022)
  • Human Rights Arts & Film Festival in Melbourne Australia (2022)
  • Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival (KICFF) - Youth programme Norway (202)
  • "Jury Prize", Martinique International Documentary Film Festival (Les Révoltés du Monde in Martinique) (2022)
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), Nextwave Global Features program, USA (2022)
  • FICMEC The International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands, Spain (2022)
  • FINCA Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental, Youth Section, Argentina (2022)
  • Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival, South Korea (2022)
  • "Audience Award", Goldener Spatz, Germany (2022)
  • "Best Documentary", German Documentary Award, Germany (2022)
  • "Audience Award", German Documentary Award, Germany (2022)
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