With global protests on the rise, DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. We will watch as Rayen protests for social justice in Chile, Pepper fights for democracy in Hong Kong and Hilda battles the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda. Facing almost impossible odds and grappling with the staggering impact of their activism on their personal lives, we will be asking these three young women why they keep fighting.

A film about the next generation, made by the next generation.

Category Documentary
Director Franz Böhm
Production Nightrunner Productions, Schubert Film
Country Germany, UK, Austria
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 52/89 min
Year 2021
Language English, Spanish, Cantonese, Luganda
Subtitles English, German, French
Genre Human Interest, Human Rights, Politics, Society, Youth


  • "Audience Award", Max Ophüls Preis, Documentary Competition, Germany (2021)
  • "Audience Award", FIFDH - International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, International Competition, Switzerland (2021)
  • CPH:DOX, Change Makers, Denmark (2021)
  • "Hot Docs Audience Award", Hot Docs Film Festival, Canada, World Showcase (2021)
  • MILLENIUM International Documentary Film Festival, International Competition, Belgium (2021)
  • First Steps Awards, Germany (2021)
  • "Film Award "Umdenken" & Best Film Music", NaturVision Filmfestival, Germany (2021)
  • Bio-Bio Festival, Denmark (2021)
  • EIDF, Festival Choice Competition: Global, South Korea (2021)
  • Docs Ireland Belfast, UK (2021)
  • Nancy IFF, Documentary Competition, France (2021)
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Amnesty International Competition, Poland (2021)
  • Astra Film Festival, Documentary Worldviews, Romania (2021)
  • Beldocs, Serbia (2021)
  • Europe on Screen, Indonesia (2021)
  • "Audience Award", Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, Germany (2021)
  • FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada (2021)
  • SILBERSALZ, Germany (2021)
  • Cinéfest Sudbury International FF, Canada (2021)
  • "Grand Prix", Festival FReDD, France (2021)
  • Environmental Film Festival Planet On., Colombia (2021)
  • Taiwan Human Right Film Festival, Taiwan (2021)
  • "Golden Lynx Competition", FEST - New Filmmakers / New Films Festival Espinho, Portugal (2021)
  • "DGB-Förderpreis", Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney, Germany (2021)
  • "Youth Voice Award Competition & Opening Film", Inconvenient Films, Lithuania (2021)
  • Szemrevaló | Sehenswert, Hungary (2021)
  • Kinotrip International Film Festival, Slovenia (2021)
  • Monde En Vues, Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme de Guadeloupe, France (2021)
  • "Audience Award", Another Way Film Festival, Official Section & Opening Film, Spain (2021)
  • Taiwan Human Right Film Festival, Taiwan (2021)
  • Leeds IFF, UK (2021)
  • FRONTODOC, Italy (2021)
  • Guelph Film Festival, Canada (2021)
  • Ajyal Film Festival, Bader Feature Film Competition, Quatar (2021)
  • VERZIÓ - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary (2021)
  • "Young Audience Award", Pordenone Docs Fest - Le Voci dell'Inchiesta, Italy (2021)
  • Just Film - Youth and Children’s Film Festival (PÖFF), Estonia (2021)
  • FICMEC, Nador International Film and Common Memory Festival, Documentary Competition, Morocco (2021)
  • CINÉMAPLANÈTE, International Film Festival, France (2021)
  • Foyle Film Festival, UK (2021)
  • MOSTRA-ME – Mostra de Documentários sobre Direitos Humanos, Portugal (2021)
  • "Best Feature Documentary Director", Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece (2021)
  • Global Health Film Festival, UK (2021)
  • International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, India (2021)
  • Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival, International Competition, Israel (2021)
  • INDIs Film Festival Leeds, UK (2022)
  • Transitions Film Festival, Australia (2022)
  • "Artopie Prize", FIFDH, Switzerland (2022)
  • FEMCINE Santiago Women's FF, Chile (2022)
  • Dutch Global Health FF, The Netherlands (2022)
  • Human Rights Arts & Film Festival in Melbourne Australia (2022)
  • Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival (KICFF) - Youth programme Norway (202)
  • "Jury Prize", Martinique International Documentary Film Festival (Les Révoltés du Monde in Martinique) (2022)
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), Nextwave Global Features program, USA (2022)
  • FICMEC The International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands, Spain (2022)
  • FINCA Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental, Youth Section, Argentina (2022)
  • Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival, South Korea (2022)
  • "Audience Award Best Youth Documentary", Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival Goldener Spatz, Germany (2022)
  • "Winner German Documentary Award and Audience Award 2022"

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  • Theatrical releases: Germany (Camino Filmverleih) October 14, 2021, Canada (Photon Films) October 15, 2021, UK/Ireland (Dartmouth Films): November 19, 2021, Austria (Stadtkino) January 14, 2022
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