SIFF 2019 Award Winners
Germany | 2019 | 100 minutes | Caroline Link
A sweet origin story of one of Germany’s most beloved comedians, Hape Kerkeling.
Spain | 2018 | 105 minutes | Arantxa Echevarria
Bride-to-be Carmen and street artist Lola pursue a secret first love within their highly conservative Roma community.
South Korea | 2018 | 138 minutes | Bora Kim
14-year-old Eun-hee struggles with social pressure, her sexuality, and her indifferent family during the summer of 1994.
USA | 2019 | 93 minutes | Amber McGinnis
A lonely local housewife and a burned-out stand-up comedian make unlikely friends in a snowbound border town.
USA | 2019 | 78 minutes | Jan Haaken
The daily lives of abortion providers are chronicled in this doc that goes behind the scenes of reproductive health centers.
USA | 2019 | 97 minutes | Michael Tolajian
Kevin Durant executive-produced this inspirational doc about the San Quentin Prison basketball squad.
Turkey | 2018 | 95 minutes | Cagla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti
In a remote Turkish mountain village, a daring young woman, ostracized for being mute, must confront multiple threats.
Denmark | 2019 | 117 minutes | Ulaa Salim
This spec-fic thriller set in 2025 portrays the rise of an ultra-nationalist political party in Denmark.
Luxembourg | 2018 | 97 minutes | Sameh Zoabi
An intern on a popular Palestinian telenovela meets an Israeli checkpoint commander with ideas for improving the show.
Costa Rica | 2019 | 94 minutes | Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
Isa’s surrealist imaginings suggest a suppressed revolt against the societal and domestic pressures placed on her.
Cuba | 2018 | 92 minutes | Arturo Infante
Stuck in a rut, former schoolteacher and planetarium guide Celeste Garcia is chosen to begin a new life on the planet Gyrok.