A hard-hitting animated documentary, anchored in a deeply personal transformation. A raw, direct account about a life driven by the extreme; told with a great desire and conviction to discover the keys to handle tragedy, violence, depression and fame.
Adil Khan, Julian Nazario Vargas / Imaginær Film, Submarine / Norway, Netherlands
BEFORE THE STORM
Despite the looming prospect of climate change-induced storms wiping out the island of Mandø, its 28 inhabitants seem oblivious to the existential threat. Out of step with modern times, they fight to remain on the island.
Juan Palacios, Sofie Husum Johannesen / Elk Film / Denmark
FIGHTING DEMONS WITH DRAGONS
A coming-of-age documentary film about what it’s like to be an outsider, how to find yourself, and how to gain a sense of belonging - all through imagination and play.
Camilla Magid / Final Cut for Real ApS / Denmark
PHANTOMS OF SIERRA MADRE
A Danish scriptwriter goes on a naïve adventure into Mexico looking for a tribe of lost Apaches. Slowly, but surely he finds himself in an ethically challenging position, but a human skull found in an attic in Oslo turns out to be his salvation.
Håvard Bustnes / UpNorth Film, Napa films / Norway, Finland
A Kenyan woman's search for her father's remains becomes an investigation into British colonial atrocities. As her mission expands, she transforms into a powerful advocate championing justice and land resettlement for those dispossessed.
Meena Nanji, Zippy Kimundu / Twende Pictures, Muiraquitã Filmes / Kenya, United States, Portugal, Germany
THE ANIMATED MIND OF OLIVER SACKS
The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks is a journey into the fantastical mind and ground-breaking work of the beloved neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks, one of the most creative and influential thinkers of our time.
Dempsey Rice / Hard Working Movies, Met Film Production / United States, United Kingdom
THE GROUND BENEATH OUR FEET
Show me the beauty and the grief of the old people at Grund! From the Earth we come and to Her we shall return.
Yrsa Roca Fannberg / Akkeri Films, Staron Film / Iceland, Poland