Films will be competing for nearly $40,000 in total prizes in various narrative and documentary categories.
San Francisco Film Society has unveiled the films in competition for this year’s Golden Gate Awards (GGA).
Films from 20 countries will compete for nearly $40,000 in total prizes at this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 23-May 7.
The winners of the GGA New Directors Prize and the GGA Documentary Feature will each receive $10,000, while the GGA Bay Area Documentary Feature winner will receive $5,000. Independent juries will select the winners in all categories with the winners announced on May 6.
In addition, the GGA will include competitors in six short film categories. These films will be announced on March 31.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
2015 GGA NEW DIRECTORS PRIZE (NARRATIVE FEATURE) COMPETITION
- Bota, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, Albania/Italy/Kosovo – North American Premiere
- El Cordero, Juan Francisco Olea, Chile
- Court, Chaitanya Tamhane, India
- A Few Cubic Meters of Love, Jamshid Mahmoudi, Iran/Afghanistan
- Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere, Diep Hoang Nguyen, Vietnam/France/Germany/Norway
- Run, Philippe Lacôte, Ivory Coast/France
- Sworn Virgin, Laura Bispuri, Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/Kosovo
- The Tribe, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Ukraine
- Vincent, Thomas Salvador, France
2015 GOLDEN GATE AWARDS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
- Beats of the Antonov, Hajooj Kuka, Sudan/South Africa – U.S. Premiere
- Democrats, Camilla Nielsson, Denmark
- A German Youth, Jean-Gabriel Périot, France/Germany/Switzerland – U.S. Premiere
- The Iron Ministry, J.P. Sniadecki, China/USA
- Of Men and War, Laurent Bécue-Renard, France/Switzerland
- Sunday Ball, Eryk Rocha, Brazil
- T-Rex, Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari, USA
- Very Semi-Serious, Leah Wolchok, USA
- Western, Turner Ross, Bill Ross IV, USA
- The Wolfpack, Crystal Moselle, USA