Dear Future Childen poster | © Nightrunner Productions & Schubert Film
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Dear Future Children

  • Prayers Do Nothing (Working title)
Documentary Feature | 2019-2021 | Civil / human rights, Ecology, Nature-Environment, Politics, Society, Youth | Austria, Germany, United Kingdom


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Behind the scenes

Brief synopsis

Global protests are on the rise. Historic demonstrations in Chile and Hong Kong, school children striking all over the world. Who are the young leaders and activists behind this seismic political shift? „Dear Future Children" is a documentary about the new generation bringing attention to topics which have been under reported for too long. The film explores the impact of activism on their own lives and their personalities and explores the challenges of activism and the motivation of why they keep going nevertheless.(


Vfx producerMarco Erbrich
Motion graphics designerMaria Cerrato
Motion graphics designerMoril Gnoyke
ColoristChris Bell [1]
Director of photographyFriedemann Leis
DirectorFranz Böhm
EditorDaniela Schramm Moura
Assistant editorNatalie Kölbl
Assistant editorAndreas Köstler
Trailer editorThomas Bünger
Trailer editorMiranda Siegmann
ComposerLeonard Küßner
ComposerHannes Bieber
ProducerJohannes Schubert [1]
ProducerAnsgar Wörner
Associate producerFabian Lieb
Co-producerJamie Gamache
Co-producerJennie Scott
Co-producerConnor O'hara
Creative producerNico Gerspacher
Production coordinatorFabian Lieb
Assistant production managerHannah Buhr
Assistant production managerDominik Wieck
Assistant production managerPaula Rosenbaum
Production secretaryRosaria Espinosa
Subtitle translationSophie Tutschke
Subtitle translationKatrin Walter
Archive researchCath Pick
Sound re-recording mixerVolker Armbruster
Sound designerMarco Schnebel
Sound designerMarc Lehnert
Supervising sound editorMarco Schnebel
Dialogue editorAngelo Diaz
Foley artistVolker Armbruster
Marketing, public relationsTim Kohlen
Social media managerKaila Hunte

Distributing companies

Camino Filmverleih GmbH [de]
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)
Dartmouth Films Ltd. [uk]
UK (theatrical)
UK (theatrical)
Magnetfilm GmbH [de]
Photon Films
Spoton AG [ch]
Stadtkino Filmverleih [at]
Austria (theatrical)
Austria (theatrical)


Finance/Law/InsuranceHowden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)
Office Services, -Supplies, TranslationsSimon Says
Production ConsultingGaleria Cima (Santiago de Chile)
Research ServicesThe New York Times
Film Processing/TransfersCreep [uk]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Franz Böhm2021fsff - Fünf Seen Festival [de]Kino & Klima AwardWinner
Franz Böhm2021First Steps [de]Best Documentary FilmNominated
Franz Böhm2021Human Rights Film Festival Berlin [de]Audience AwardWinner
Franz Böhm2021Int. Filmfest Emden Norderney [de]DGB film prizeWinner
Franz Böhm2021Filmschau Baden-Württemberg [de]Best documentaryNominated
Franz Böhm2021Hot Docs Documentary Festival [ca]Audience AwardWinner
Franz Böhm2021Int'l Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights [ch]Audience AwardWinner
Franz Böhm2021Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival [de]Audience Award Documentary FilmWinner
Leonard Küßner2021Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival [de]Best ScoreNominated
Leonard Küßner2021NaturVision Film FestivalBest ScoreWinner


Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 14/01/2022
Theatre releaseUnited KingdomFriday, 19/11/2021
Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 04/11/2021
Theatre releaseCanadaFriday, 15/10/2021
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 14/10/2021