Top brass at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) have announced the films in competition for the New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Award contenders in the documentary category.
The festival will award close to $40,000 in total cash prizes this year.
The New Directors Prize of $10,000 will go to a narrative first feature that exhibits “a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.”
The GGA documentary winner will receive $10,000 and the GGA Bay Area documentary feature winner will receive $5,000.
The SFIFF is scheduled to run from April 24-May 8.
The 2014 New Directors Prize (Narrative Feature) Competition entries are:
The Amazing Catfish (pictured, Mexico), dir Claudia Sainte-Luce
The Blue Wave (Turkey-Germany-Netherlands-Greece), dir Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan
Difret (Ethiopia), dir Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
The Dune (France-Israel), dir Yossi Aviram
History Of Fear (Argentina-France-Germany-Uruguay-Qatar), dir Benjamin Naishtat
Manos Sucias (US-Colombia), dir Josef Wladyka
Of Horses And Men (Iceland-Germany), dir Benedikt Erlingsson
Salvation Army (Morocco), dir Abdellah Taia
South Is Nothing (Italy-France), dir Fabio Mollo
Trap Street (China), Vivian Qu
White Shadow (Italy-Germany-Tanzania), dir Noaz Deshe
The 2014 Golden Gate Awards Documentary Feature Competition entries are:
Coast Of Death (Spain), dir Lois Patino
The Last Season (US), dir Sara Dosa
The Overnighters (US), dir James Moss
Return To Homs (Syria-Germany), dir Talal Derki
Soul Food Stories (Bulgaria-Finland), dir Tonislav Hristov
Stop The Pounding Heart (US-Italy-Belgium), dir Roberto Minervini
Three Letters From China (Switzerland), dir Luc Schaedler
We Come As Friends (France-Austria), dir Hubert Sauper.