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’
Lowlife LoveUchida Eiji IFFR 2016 110′
In this black comedy, Eiji Uchida (Greatful Dead) points his camera at the nether regions of the film industry: the motley collection of no-budget filmmakers and actors who try to find their way to success with a mixture of idealism and opportunism. Artistic and personal integrity do not always go together.
The DaughterSimon Stone IFFR 2016 96′
Does the truth have to come out no matter what the cost, even if a whole life has been built around the lie? Ibsen's play The Wild Duck was the model for this sizzling family drama that embroiders forth on this abstract philosophical question in a surprisingly intimate way.
ParadiseSina Ataeian Dena IFFR 2016 99′
Filming without permission, in his feature debut Ataeian Dena focuses on life as a working woman in Iran. In doing so, he shows how intimidation and violence are present in every culture, explicit or more or less subtly disguised, and how we are all both culprits and victims to varying degrees.
Le MoulinHuang Ya-li IFFR 2016 162′
Poetry, literature, painting and old film clips converge in this lyrical, unusually designed film essay about Le Moulin, the Taiwanese poets’ collective which protested in the 1930s against the cultural superiority of the Japanese occupier and the domination of realism in poetry.