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For each edition, our jury chooses the 10 films that stood out the most to reward the best film of the month. And these films compete for another award, which is the Audience Award. Below you will find these 10 films that, if they are released for viewing by their directors, will be available and you will be able to vote for your favorite. The film with the most votes will be the winner. Voting lasts only 3 days. Vote now at the bottom of the page! Only one vote will be valid per person and email.

 

A Godless Country

Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. 1832. Finn and Mary O’shea, two Irish convicts, labour under the evils of colonial Australia – a place liberty does not yet exist. But when fate takes their beloved daughter, Annie, they abscond to the bush in a desperate attempt to find a way back to Ireland – to return ‘home’.

Directed by

Jesse Richardson

 

Country of Origin

Australia

ALA KACHUU – Take and Run

Sezim (19) wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks for a way out.

Directed by

Maria Brendle

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Anacronte

Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity’s happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.

Directed by

Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette

Country of Origin

Argentina

GON, THE LITTLE FOX

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.

Directed by

Takeshi Yashiro

Country of Origin

Japan

Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling

The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies.

Directed by

Eleanor Sharpe

Country of Origin

Australia

The First Outbreak

Chinese New Year started when several cases of viral pneumonia have been detected in the city of Wuhan. A few days later, the epidemic is real, and chaos takes the province, the country… and the whole world. This film shows the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in its epicenter.

Directed by

Luis Galán, Ramón Campoamor, Haiyan Tan

Country of Origin

Spain

THE GOOD DEATH

Janette is terminally ill and wants to die in a dignified way, but British laws do not allow it. She gets in touch with Dr. Erika in Switzerland, who is willing to help her. Muscular dystrophy, the illness that Janette suffers from, has affected her family for generations. Janette must plan her journey to Switzerland before her rapidly advancing disease makes it impossible.

Directed by

Tomas Krupa

Country of Origin

Slovakia

The Lifebelt

A young shop owner with dreams for a prosperous life, faces the financial crisis. He blames the decline of his business on street vendors and refugees. Soon, this is followed by moral collapse. He becomes cruel and hardhearted. Circumstances, however, soon push him to seek the support of food banks in order to survive. A companion in his new predicament helps him rediscover the values he once had.

Directed by

Yiannis Panayiotarakos

Country of Origin

Greece

The Lonely Sailor

During one of his voyeur photography sessions, Virgil, an introspected employee in a funeral home, sees his next muse: Éden, a young musician at the beginning of her career. From the lens to an obsession, Virgil must face his demons to get Eden not only in his photos.

Directed by

Dan Albuk

Country of Origin

Brazil

The Waste Land

A rural youth who has nothing to do and becomes insane due to his persistent pursuit of love.

Directed by

Wang Meng

Country of Origin

China

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