Film Guide 2018

Section
Narrative Competition

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging narrative and documentary directors who represent cinema’s next generation of innovative film artists.

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1985

2018 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | 85 min New York Premiere In the years since his departure, twenty-something Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) has long since left behind the speed and politics of his small Texas hometown. Returning to his family for his first Ch …

Directed by Yen Tan

ALL GOOD “ALLES IST GUT”

2018 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | 93 min US Premiere When an encounter at her school reunion ends in an non-consensual sexual encounter, Janne’s immediate response is to use the same rationale that has driven much of her adult life: “If you don’ …

Directed by Eva Trobisch

BORDER “Gräns”

2018 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | 108 min Tina (Eva Melander), a reclusive customs officer whose enlarged face and pronounced overbite make her immediately stand out, has a unique skill: her sense of smell allows her to identify contraband …

Directed by Ali Abbasi

Narrative Competition Award Winners (2018)

2018 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | tbd min Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging filmmakers from all over the world, representing cinema’s next wave of groundbreakin …


ONE DAY “Egy nap”

2018 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | 99 min US Premiere 40-year-old Anna (Zsofia Szamosi) has defined her life by being dependable. While working diligently to take care of her three children, she increasingly pushes the growing distance between her and …

Directed by Zsófia Szilágyi

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG “Tarde Para Morir Joven”

2018 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | 110 min Taking place in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day in the 1990 summer that would bring democracy to Chile, a group of families have recently moved to start a new life for themselves in …

Directed by Dominga Sotomayor