#BraveFutures

#BraveFutures

Borrowing elements found in traditional 48-hour film competitions from around the world, #BraveFutures reimagines the concept by challenging creatives, storytellers and filmmakers of all skill levels to create short-films exploring authentic themes that relate to their intersectional experiences and identities. Through is program, OTV believes it is imperative that artists are able to dream and build #BraveFutures that are unapologetically QUEER / TRANS / FEMME /NON-BINARY / DISABLED / FAT / WOKE / BROKE / LIVING / AND MORE.

#BraveFutures
  • #BraveFutures Performance: MISS BOOGIE (2020)

    Tune in as Miss Boogie manifests fem queen joy at the 2020 #BraveFutures Awards Show. )

  • #TEAMBAYAGENDA presents: The Trance

    This short film was created during the Brave Futures Film Race Fall/Winter 2020.

    A Seeker meets with an Oracle, looking for answers. Their meeting spurs a trance, revealing spirits, creatures, visions and other deep downloads from the 5th dimension.

  • #TEAMLUXEBUNNY presents: The Awakening

    This short film was created during the Brave Futures Film Race Fall/Winter 2020.

    A young musician turns to a self-help podcast for support but soon learns it may be doing more harm than good.

  • #TEAMCALENDULA presents: Capacity

    This short film was created during the Brave Futures Film Race Fall/Winter 2020.

    Calen, a queer black woman, navigates her inner turmoil, anxiety and worldly external forces while receiving guidance from her ancestor Dula to seek and find her fearlessness. She realizes she's always had the powe...

  • #BraveFutures Performance: TAYLOR ALXNDR (2020).

    Tune in as Taylor Alxndr reminds us how to fall in love at the 2020 #BraveFutures Awards Show.

  • Safe Outside

    A 24 year old has internalised the shame imposed on her about her sexuality. A 15 year old is settled in her expression of love. The moment in which they collide reveals an ascension. Where do lost souls see their reflections?

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    Team Name: RETRO GAZE (Phiola Tesi Kay...

  • For everything there is a master key

    Exploring asexuality through lived experience.

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    Team Name: Kamvehle (Brandon Ntuli)

    Brave Futures Film Race is an intersectional competition that challenges creatives, storytellers filmmakers of all levels to create an entire short film in 48 hours using one intersect...

  • On Photography

    An experimental film looking at the history of photography and the personal archive.

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    Team Name: Mulberry Sunshine (Mela Khumalo and Lesole, Tauatswala)

    Brave Futures Film Race is an intersectional competition that challenges creatives, storytellers filmmakers of...

  • Nanobot Meets Siren

    A NANOBOT discovers a siren and introduces her their world and vice versa. New worlds.

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    Team Name: SEI SIREN PRESENTS (Motsei Rangata, Janice Phiri, Amber Welkom, Chipego Mwiinga, Naledi de Wee, MWANJI THE WNDRKD)

    Brave Futures Film Race is an intersectional competit...

  • Correc

    An exploration of a visibly feminine queer boy whose existence is threatened by men, both queer and not, both closeted and open. he endures life with its tribulations and as they come but everything changes when a man, a stranger, a friend, a brother or a lover chooses to attempt to violate him b...

  • Sable Chameleon

    Having drifted away from her boyfriend of six months, Lotus boils it down to the fact that she's longing for something more - but does not know what exactly. Lotus shows her liberation through challenging the stereotypes and we see her 'ascend' from a space where she was once dazed and confused t...

  • #BraveFutures Performance: SATURN RISN9 (2020)

    Tune in as Saturn Risin9 activates the pop-star in all of us at the 2020 #BraveFutures Awards Show.

  • Dickes Fell (Thick Skin)

    Das Leben lehrt uns: „Du brauchst ein dickes Fell, wenn du überleben willst!“ Jeder Nieder-/Schlag, eine weitere Schicht. Je dicker, desto safer. Doch was ist, wenn ich nicht nur überleben will? Wenn das Fell zu schwer, der Schutz zur Last wird, und der Drang nach Ich-Sein schreit. Wo kann ich na...

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    When the original cast fails to show up for a film shooting, 4 actors and 2 videographers spontaneously come together to create a film. With only three hours to be together, what comes after is a conversation on now, never, future, whether.

  • Here Is Where You'll Find Me

  • Seven of Tentacles

    The Oktopus can rapidly alter its shape and colour to adapt to any situation, communicate emotions or escape from danger. When self care becomes synonymous with self-optimisation and pop culture aestheticizes diverse sisterhood without acknowledging its complexity – what can we learn from these d...

  • Freedom Ticket

    Freedom ticket is a short film that questions government-funded security and safety in public places, in particular in Berlin public transportation. It references real and current events of crime and brutality and highlights victims that are marginalized groups from the black and LGBTQI•+ communi...

  • When Rivers Run Into The Ocean

    Experimental film about the time, collective consciousness and the confusion of our individual actions.

  • #BraveFutures Performance: DEMETRUEST (2020)

    Tune in as Demetruest teleports to a lush fantasy at the 2020 #BraveFutures Awards Show.