Film Guide 2019

Section
Narrative 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.

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2019 Narrative Competition Award Winner

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative Jury Selection for Best Narrative Feature A WHITE, WHITE DAY, directed by Hlynur Pálmason Director Hlynur Pálmason receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind good …


ATLANTICS “Atlantique”

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative | 105 min • Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance for Mama Sane Along the shores of Dakar, Senegal, Ada (Mama Sané), soon to be forced into an arranged marriage with a wealthy man, falls in love with …

Directed by Mati Diop

THE BEST OF DORIEN B.

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative | 106 min New York Premiere • WINNER: Breakthrough Achievement in Filmmaking Award for director Anke Blondé • Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance for Kim Snauwaert To almost everyone around her, the life of 37-y …

Directed by Anke Blondé

LARA

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative | 98 min US Premiere • Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance for Corinna Harfouch Waking up on the morning of both the most important piano concert of her son’s career and her own 60th birthday, Lara (Corinna …

Directed by Jan-Ole Gerster

THE VAST OF NIGHT

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative | 90 min East Coast Premiere • WINNER: Special Cinematography Award for Miguel Ioann Litten Menz • Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance for Sierra McCormick With a summer night descending over 1950s New Mexico, the …

Directed by Andrew Patterson

A WHITE, WHITE DAY “Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur”

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative | 109 min US Premiere • WINNER: Best Narrative Feature Director Hlynur Pálmason receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods and services, with a total value of $100,000. Retired …

Directed by Hlynur Pálmason