The selection of the Bright Future main programme aimes to highlight original, up-and-coming directors with an own style and vision, the programme contains 11 world premieres and 12 international premieres from all corners of the world. These include several filmmakers who have previously competed in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, such as Elisa Miller, Park Hongmin, Tsubota Yoshifumi but also many first feature films. As of the upcoming edition, filmmakers premiering a first feature work in the main or thematic programme of Bright Future, will be celebrated with a new award: the Bright Future Award.
Films in ‘Bright Future Main Programme’
ThirstSvetla Tsotsorkova, Laila Nuñez M. IFFR 2016 90′
A hot summer in the Bulgarian countryside gets even more sultry when a family acquires two extra inhabitants on their property - a man and his seductive young daughter, who turns the heads of the teenage son in the family and his father. In this restrained drama, it’s not only thirst for water that must be slaked.
Il solengoMatteo Zoppis, Alessio Rigo de Righi IFFR 2016 70′
A 'solengo' is a wild pig living a life of solitude and also the nickname of Mario de Marcella, a wild man living in the hills north of Rome. The makers let people of his generation tell the story. Award-winning documentary provides a convincing, contrary and occasionally sinister picture of a rural community.
The Strange Case of ShivaArun Karthick IFFR 2016 75′
A real piece of author's cinema that contemplates a young designer's obsession with the photo of a girl. With no words, yet eloquently, the film dwells on the excitement of seduction and the presence of the unknown. Debut by a fresh new voice in Tamil cinema.
ToponimiaJonathan Perel IFFR 2016 82′
Perel focuses his disciplined artist’s eye on four villages in Tucumán (in the far north-west of Argentina), which was founded in the 1970s by the military junta to house the rebellious native population. Just like the villages, the film also has a steely structure - but life will out.