2011-2020

Rodrigo Sepúlveda – Tengo Miedo Torero AKA My Tender Matador (2020)

Among gunshots and boleros, a passionate relationship flourishes between a lonely transvestite and a young guerrilla during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

3 wins & 4 nominations. Read More »

Guillaume Brac – À l’abordage AKA All Hands on Deck (2020)

Left lovelorn after the whirlwind one-night romance he shared with the beautiful Alma, Felix must do something bold if he wants to hold onto her. Knowing she is leaving the next morning to vacation at a small riverside town over 300 miles away, Felix intends to follow and surprise her there, convincing his best friend Chérif and unwitting companion/rideshare Edouard to accompany him. When Alma is less than thrilled to see him, Chérif and Edouard explore the town free from expectation, embracing the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer. Read More »

Virpi Suutari – Aalto AKA Aalto: Architect of Emotions (2020)

This captivating exploration of Alver Aalto, the defining figure in Scandic design and one of Europe’s greatest modern architects, focuses on his remarkable and loving partnership with wife, Aino. Theirs was a profoundly humanist vision that put people at the centre of design, and ranged from work in furniture design through to huge architectural projects. They mixed with, and influenced, major figures of modernist art and design including Le Corbusier, Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Come on a cinematic tour of their iconic buildings all over the world, from a library in Russia, a student dormitory at MIT, an art collector’s private house near Paris, to a pavilion in Venice. Narrated by experts in the field and featuring never before seen archive footage, Aalto tells the love story of an extraordinary couple with a great passion for human scale architecture. Read More »

Vladimir Léon – Mes chers espions AKA My Dear Spies (2020)

Were my grandparents Soviet spies in the 30s in Paris? I bring to my brother Pierre a suitcase full of memories. Our investigation starts between France and Russia, yesterday and today. Read More »

Afsaneh Salari – The Silhouettes (2020)

An engineering student in Iran whose parents fled war-torn Afghanistan. As Afghans are only allowed to have manual-labor jobs in Iran, Taghi plans to move to the motherland he never knew. He faces strong opposition from his parents, who fear for his safety. Read More »

Yuval Hadadi – 15 Years (2019)

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Yoav’s demons start haunting him after his best friend becomes pregnant without telling him, and after his boyfriend of 15 years starts talking about children too. His life unravels, and self-destruction seems inevitable. Read More »

Jo Sol – Armugan (2020)

In a remote valley of the Aragonese Pyrenees the legend of Armugan is told. It is said that he is dedicated to a mysterious and terrible profession, the likes of such that no one dares to speak. They say that Armugan moves through the valleys clinging to the body of Anchel, his faithful servant and together they share the secret of a work as old as life, as terrible as death itself. Read More »