Future Film Festival

The BFI Future Film Festival is the UK’s largest festival for young, emerging filmmakers. The 2021 edition culminated in the BFI Future Film Festival Awards, supported by Netflix – explore this year’s winners, which have been chosen by industry experts including producer Elizabeth Karlsen, activist and filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab, broadcaster and filmmaker Reggie Yates, and actors Daisy Edgar-Jones and Malachi Kirby.


This Year's Winners

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Black [Dudu]Black [Dudu]

Documentary20186 mins

Through spoken word poetry coupled with evocative images, Dudu explores the issue of colourism and its effects on self-identity.

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The Quiet The Quiet

Animation & Artists Moving Image201910 mins

When an astronaut ponders the silence of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.

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Damn Hobo! [¡Pinche Teporocho!]Damn Hobo! [¡Pinche Teporocho!]

Drama202010 mins

A homeless man's trip, literally and figuratively, loses us in Mexico City as the night slowly turns him into a musical entity.

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Drama20208 mins

There is an unspoken truth about being a train driver, not because it's a secret, but because there just aren't any words.

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The Massive F*cking BenderThe Massive F*cking Bender

Comedy202010 mins

When the future rocks up at your front door and punches you in the face, there's only one thing to do: go on a massive f*cking bender.

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Breath [Oddech]Breath [Oddech]

Animation & Artists Moving Image20191 mins

This short animation reflects on whether each breath is a moment of respite or agitation.

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Instructions to Let Go [Instrucciones Para Soltar]Instructions to Let Go [Instrucciones Para Soltar]

Drama20198 mins

When Daphne and Mafer meet at a hotel, they quickly become friends until their natural chemistry begins to emerge.

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Music for the End of the WorldMusic for the End of the World

Comedy20206 mins

Teenage Freddie doesn't seem to think that the apocalypse would be all that bad, as he boogies his troubles away on a gorgeous sunny hill.

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Documentary202010 mins

The rickshaw drivers, 'Autowalas', of New Delhi, talk about economic struggles, stigmas, politics and cultural issues that impact their livelihoods.