Borrowing elements found in traditional 48-hour film competitions from around the world, #BraveFutures reimagined 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. Entering into their fifth year of programming and community building, 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.

After a successful #BraveFutures competition in Johannesburg, South Africa, the OTV team was eager to extend the simple question that began it all: How do we create #bravefutures? Over the course of two days, the six competing teams had a chance to screen the films they conceived, produced, edited and submitted the previous weekend (Feb 15-17, 2020). All voting was conducted by over 100 people that attended the screenings via their phones.

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Freedom Ticket

    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....

  • Brave Futures Showcase: Berlin, Germany

    Join us for the virtual premiere of half a dozen short-films submitted into the #BraveFuturesFilmRace hosted in Berlin, Germany.


    Freedom ticket is a short film that questions government funded security an...

  • 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...