SIFF 2019 Award Winners

All About Me

Germany | 2019 | 100 minutes | Caroline Link

A sweet origin story of one of Germany’s most beloved comedians, Hape Kerkeling.

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Carmen & Lola

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.

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House of Hummingbird

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.

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International Falls

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.

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Our Bodies Our Doctors

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.

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Q Ball

USA | 2019 | 97 minutes | Michael Tolajian

Kevin Durant executive-produced this inspirational doc about the San Quentin Prison basketball squad.

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Sibel

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.

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Sons of Denmark

Denmark | 2019 | 117 minutes | Ulaa Salim

This spec-fic thriller set in 2025 portrays the rise of an ultra-nationalist political party in Denmark.

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Tel Aviv On Fire

Luxembourg | 2018 | 97 minutes | Sameh Zoabi

An intern on a popular Palestinian telenovela meets an Israeli checkpoint commander with ideas for improving the show.

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The Awakening of the Ants

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.

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The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia

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.

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We Are the Radical Monarchs

USA | 2019 | 96 minutes | Linda Goldstein Knowlton

An Oakland group for young women of color (ages 8-13) is at the front lines of social justice.

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