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’
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)Metahaven IFFR 2016 70′
This documentary by the Dutch design and research studio Metahaven emphatically argues that the Internet has become a disruptive geopolitical super weapon. The Sprawl is potent propaganda about propaganda, an unbroken digital scream and a paranoid trip of ones and zeroes.
Jacqueline (Argentine)Bernardo Britto IFFR 2016 87′
Jacqueline wants to divulge a major government conspiracy, but the media won’t take the bait. Paranoia and boredom alternate while she waits for the media storm in voluntary exile in Argentina, where a naive documentary crew follows her. Light, ironic portrait of a whistleblower in cinéma-vérité style.
El placer es míoElisa Miller IFFR 2016 94′
Miller wrote this delicate love story before shooting her debut (Vete más lejos, Alicia, Tiger Awards Competition 2011). Miles from anywhere, a young couple enjoy freedom and each other as if in paradise, unassailable and satisfied. Until the world forces itself on them, just like the apple once did.
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.