Ibero-American Competition

The Ibero-American Competition selects 8 outstanding films from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal to highlight the increasing power, creativity, and influence of storytelling in the region. To be eligible, films must be without U.S. distribution at the time of their selection.

A jury made up of film industry professionals and journalists will be responsible for selecting the winning film. The winner will be announced at the Golden Space Needle Awards and receive a cash prize of $5,000.

An Elephant on a Spider Web

Spain | 2022 | 79 min | Rolando Diáz

April 14 - 24, 2022

Rolando Díaz turns his lens on unforgettable Spanish centenarian Simona Hoyo in this colorful and poignant new documentary.

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Finlandia

Spain | 2021 | 92 min | Horacio Alcalà

April 14 - 24, 2022

A fashion designer arrives in Oaxaca to steal clothing traditions but quickly falls in with the two-spirited Muxe community.

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Lullaby

Spain | 2022 | 100 min | Alauda Ruiz De Azúa

April 14 - 24, 2022

New mom Amaia takes up with her aging parents, uncovering secrets and learning hard-won truths about what it means to be a family

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Phantom Project

Chile | 2022 | 85 min | Roberto Doveris

April 14 - 24, 2022

Following his roommate’s sudden departure, Pablo finds that a vintage sweater left behind houses a certain mischievous spirit.

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The Red Tree

Colombia | 2021 | 94 min | Joan Gómez Endara

April 14 - 24, 2022

An embittered bachelor sets out to deliver his half-sister to her mother in this rich, gloriously heartfelt road film.

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The Sacred Spirit

Spain | 2021 | 97 min | Chema García Ibarra

April 14 - 24, 2022

Caught up in a world of conspiracy theories and alien visitations, mild-mannered José Manuel must evoke an ancient prophecy.

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Parsley

Dominican Republic | 2022 | 85 min | José María Cabral

April 19 - 20, 2022

A quiet night in a village bordering the Dominican Republic and Haiti becomes a violent test of survival for mother-to-be Marie.

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Sublime

Argentina | 2022 | 100 min | Mariano Biasin

April 19 - 20, 2022

Shy teen Manu pines for his lifelong best friend Felipe just as his family life buckles and music becomes his one salvation.

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