Film Guide 2020

Documentary Competition

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


2020 Documentary Competition | documentary feature | 109 min East Coast Premiere After a deadly fire in a Bucharest nightclub killed dozens, Romania’s government pledged that the 100+ citizens left injured would receive immediate and substantial treatment. But in the months th …

Directed by Alexander Nanau


2020 Documentary Competition | documentary feature | 83 min Nestled at the end of a remote peninsula, and protected by a circling school of great white sharks, lies Provincetown, MA—a historic New England fishing village turned vibrant arts colony. In his …

Directed by Mischa Richter


2020 Documentary Competition | documentary feature | 81 min Fox Rich is a fighter. The entrepreneur, abolitionist and mother of six boys has spent the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year sentence …

Directed by Garrett Bradley