#BraveFutures Collection

#BraveFutures Collection

6 Seasons

Brave Futures is an intersectional film race that challenges storytellers, filmmakers and creatives of all levels to produce an entire short film in 48 hours using one theme, one prop, one action and their city as a canvas. Originally launched in Johannesburg in 2019, Brave Futures has traveled to Guadalajara, Berlin, London, and Cape Town.

Participants pre-register for free online for a chance to compete, with strong prioritization for intersectional identities. Films submitted into #BraveFutures are exhibited in their local city for the chance to win cash awards, prizes and a distribution deal with OTV. Brave Futures exports OTV’s values to other markets in need of alternative outlets where artists are ready to engage a platform designed to include and support them.

Since the programs launch in 2019, Brave Futures has empowered over 100 artists, across five countries and three continents to develop 24 intersectional short-films (3-7 minutes) exploring topics on gender, immigration, body-positivity, feminism, trans politics, race, sexuality, mental health and more.

#BraveFutures Collection
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    Episode 1

    Team Name: Santos Schwarze (Nasheeka Nedsreal, Ze de Paiva, Kathleen Kunath, Chinedum Muotto, Danielle Bullock, Khadijah Gray)

    Film Synopsis: 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 ...

  • Here Is Where You'll Find Me

    Episode 2

    Team Name: Sunlight (Jacob Lefton, Betty Kaplan, Thabo Thindi, Pussy Ranz, Joris Dragoman, Henriette Abitz, Minuit De Lacroix)

    Film Synopsis: A wanderer looks for his past but a present stranger interrupts him.

  • When Rivers Run Into The Ocean

    Episode 3

    Team Name: When Rivers Run Into the Ocean (Daniele Caetano, Natasha Vergilio)

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

  • Seven of Tentacles

    Episode 4

    Team Name: OKTOPUS (Melanie Lyn, Lydia Sarges, Miriam Chebaibai Koch, Sarah Mounia Kachiri, Elsa Klée, Aureille, Klara Mohammadi)

    Film Synopsis: The Oktopus can rapidly alter its shape and colour to adapt to any situation, communicate emotions or escape from danger. When self care becomes syn...

  • Dickes Fell (Thick Skin)

    Episode 5

    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...

  • Freedom Ticket

    Episode 6

    Team Name: Emotional Labour (Lorraine Yakubu, Alexander Chigbue, Jacqueline Loaiza, Alexander Chigbue, Esther Makalo, Edem Nutakor)

    Film Synopsis: Freedom ticket is a short film that questions government funded security and safety in public places, in particular in Berlin public transportation....