OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking.
Dive into films developed during the #BraveFuturesFilmRace in London, the US, Germany, and South Africa.
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.
2023: #BraveFutures Cape Town, South Africa
2022: #BraveFutures London, UK
2021: #BraveFutures Guadalajara, Mexico
Fall/Winter 2020: #BraveFutures Brooklyn, Atlanta, Oakland, US
Spring/Summer 2020: #BraveFutures Berlin, Germany
2019: #BraveFutures Johannesburg, South Africa
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. Over two dozen London-based artists work together to create, produce and ...
En medio de un espacio interior de reflexión, un hombre se pregunta sobre la masculinidad y lo que significa ser hombre, ¿hay posibilidad de que en el futuro la categoría hombre no sea violenta consigo misma y con las demás?
In the middle of an interior space for reflection, a ...
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...
OTV x DADDY: #BraveFutures Berlin, Germany - Teaser (2020)
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. More information here: www.bravefuturesfilmrace.com
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...
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.
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...