World Cinema Documentary Competition

Acasa, My Home

For two decades, the Enache family—nine kids and their parents—lived in a shack in the wilderness of Bucharest Delta: an...
Director Radu Ciorniciuc
Screenwriters Lina Vdovii, Radu Ciorniciuc

Epicentro

Waves crashing over a breakwater at the edge of the sea—this dramatic opening image conveys the vital spirit of a...
Director Hubert Sauper
Screenwriter Hubert Sauper

Influence

This story of influence and weaponized communication centers on the infamous Lord Tim Bell and his associates, known for their...
Directors Diana Neille, Richard Poplak
Screenwriters Diana Neille, Richard Poplak

Into the Deep

On August 10, 2017, in an event that transfixed the world, Danish inventor Peter Madsen brutally murdered Swedish journalist Kim...
Director Emma Sullivan

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

Once upon a time, the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador, floating on stilts just inches above the deep Lake Maracaibo,...
Director Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Screenwriters Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, Sepp R. Brudermann

Saudi Runaway

Muna is a young, fearless woman in Saudi Arabia who is tired of being controlled by the state and the...
Director Susanne Regina Meures
Screenwriter Susanne Regina Meures

Softie

Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step...
Director Sam Soko
Screenwriter Sam Soko

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

Exquisitely shot and bold in its metastorytelling approach, director Iryna Tsilyk’s documentary follows single mother Anna and her four children...
Director Iryna Tsilyk

The Mole Agent

Sergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. At least, he is offered the role of one after a casting session...
Director Maite Alberdi
Screenwriter Maite Alberdi

The Painter and the Thief

When two paintings by Czech naturalist Barbora Kysilkova are stolen from an Oslo art gallery, Norwegian authorities quickly identify and...
Director Benjamin Ree

The Reason I Jump

An immersive cinematic experience of nonspeaking autistic people across the world, The Reason I Jump is based on a book...
Director Jerry Rothwell

The Truffle Hunters

Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle. Desired by the wealthiest patrons in the...
Directors Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw