Bright Future Competition

The Bright Future Competition comprises a selection of around fifteen debut feature-length films from all over the world, presented at IFFR in world or international premiere, as part of the Bright Future programme.

Read about the selection for IFFR 2020

With an award that comes with €10,000 for the filmmaker(s) that can be spent on the development and realisation of a future film project, this competition aims to present young, up-and-coming filmmakers who enrich contemporary cinema with innovative, original and daring work.

The winner of the Bright Future Award is chosen by a jury of three international film professionals.

Bright Future Competition Jury 2020

  • Beatriz Navas, director of ICAA in Spain
  • Zsuzsanna Király, head of development at Komplizen Film
  • Michel Lipkes, director of FICUNAM film festival

Winners per edition

2020
Will be announced during IFFR 2020

2019
A volta ao mundo quando tinhas 30 anos by Aya Koretzky
Honourable mention to Historia de mi nombre by Karin Cuyul

2018
Azougue Nazaré by Tiago Melo
Honourable mention to The Return by Malene Choi Jensen

2017
Mes nuits feront écho
 by Sophie Goyette

2016
Las Lindas
 by Melisa Liebenthal