Bright Future Independent Film Festival - Gothenburg (Bright Future Indie Film Fest Gothenburg) is a new film festival for independent (any age) and young filmmakers (15-30) worldwide. The festival will be organized by the association Bright Future.

The festival wants to show films from all over the world that are made by independent as well as young filmmakers. The main focus is films that give a positive vision or hope for the future or films that take place in a future where the world looks much better than it does today. We see this festival as a forum where filmmakers have a unique opportunity to bring their new ideas to the table so that they could inspire other people to make those ideas a possible reality.

Maybe in your future money does not exist?
Maybe all the cars are organic and do not destroy the environment?
Or maybe all sickness has disappeared?

So go ahead and bring all of your brilliant ideas into a movie and let us show it to the world!


"Due to the pandemic, the festival will largely be online. All the winners will have a live screening 10 of october at Röhsska Museum a cultural and beautiful museum in the heart of Gothenburg.

Waking Up - a short film about a positive future

Future Ambassador

Best Short Film

Best Feature Film

Best Director (Short, Feature)

Best Documentary (Short)

Best Documentary (Feature)

Best Animation

Best young filmmaker

Children film (under 15)

"Children film is not a competitive category. Because we don´t want chilren to compete against each other. Instead they all who are under 15 will recieve a certificate for their great works. They are all already a winner for haveing managed to creat their own films."

Future ambassador can be anyone who have shown his or her advocasy of working towards a bright and promising ecological future through his/her creative work.

1: All submitted films including English spoken films must have English subtitles.
Films submitted without any English subtitles may be disqualified.

2: We accept movies from young (15-30) or independent film-makers (any age).

3: All films must give a positive vision or hope for the future or films that take place in a future where the world looks much better than it does today.

4: We accept feature, short, documentary, animation, student or music video.

5: We also accept films that address today's issues that deal with human rights, environmental problems, wars, poverty and so on. (If your movie gives a hope or solution to that problem then it has more chance to be accepted.)

6: By submitting your film You agree to use parts or whole of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/screenshots) for promotional purpose.

7: You must own all the rights of your films.

8: Submission fees are not refundable.

9: We will not published full-length film without submitters permission . Instead we publishing a trailer or marketing material which in this case is mandatory.

10: You can submit several movies but all movies should be submitted separately.

11: The films could be from any year.

12: All selected films full-length or a trailer will be available on the website . The film-maker (Submitter) can request to remove, replace the film link with trailer or vice- versa anytime they want.

13: All accepted films that will be screened, the film-maker is welcome to participate but have to fix his/her own travel and own accommodations.

14: And because of Covid-19, all visitors are welcome to our festival but on their own risk. We do not take responsibility for your stay or whether you been quarantined.

15: Each film can only be submitted once.

Overall Rating
  • Anna Girbau

    Good festival, good attention and high level of films. Thank you tot let me take part of the festival. It was great!

    October 2021
  • Kim Firmston

    What an amazing festival. So well run! Great communication. Amazing!

    October 2021
  • Thanks a lot.
    I think it's excellent fes.

    October 2021
  • Yu Chen

    Very impressive festival! good communication! great event ! so delight to be part of the festival!

    October 2021
  • Jimmy Lo

    As a new film festival, I think that this is one of the best young film festivals that I have encountered so far. The organiser is very easy to reach and helpful. I didn't expect and couldn't believe that my film had a chance to be screened physically in the museum in Gothenburg. I am so much grateful for the nomination of Best Young Filmmaker in Bright Future Independent Film Festival, and I wish all the best and continued success to the Bright Future Independent Film Festival and the organisers. Please continue organising this amazing film festival, which is important to emerging filmmakers come from all over the world! Thanks!

    October 2021