Future of Hope
Future of Hope

Future of Hope

Future of Hope powerfully demonstrates the increasing need to make real progress toward sustainable living. The character driven documentary follows individuals as they try to swim upstream to escape bankruptcy, lead by example, innovate and inspire.


Through their eyes we see challenges, emotion and optimism as they begin to adapt their lifestyles and businesses in order to cope with the changing pressures of today’s economy. Simultaneously it offers an alternative view of Iceland to the one represented in the foreign media being the first documentary to look at the optimistic side of the economic downturn.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: September 3, 2010, Háskólabíó
  • Length: 75 min.
  • Language: English
  • Original Title: Future of Hope
  • International Title: Future of Hope
  • Production Year: 2010
  • Production Countries: Iceland, England
  • IMDB: Future of Hope
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HDcam
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo


Company Credits


  • Nordic Lights Film Festival, Minneapolis, USA, 2012
  • San Francisco Green Film Festival, San Fransico, USA, 2012
  • Energy Film Festival, 2011
  • Estonia World Film Festival, 2011
  • Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland, 2011
  • Filmfest Hamburg, 2011
  • Nordic Film Festival at Vienna, 2011
  • The Food Film Festival Kinookus, 2011 - Award: Feature Docs in Competition.
  • Festival do Rio, 2011
  • International TV Festival Bar, 2011
  • HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival, 2011
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2011
  • The One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 2011
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2011 - Award: Nominated for Documentary of the Year.
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2010

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