Cinequest 20 Films by Section

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Cinequest 20 Films by Section

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Cinequest 20 Films by Section

For more information on Cinequest Film Festival 20 Feature, Documentary, and Short Juries, please click here.

Opening Night: The Good Heart
Closing Night: Mother

Maverick Competition
Cinequest Film Festival 20 celebrates a banner year with the distinction of Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Short Animated Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Feature Narrative and Maverick Spirit Award. Cinequest is also honored that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected to recognize the Cinequest Film Festival as a qualifying festival in the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®. Recipients of the Best Short Narrative and Best Short Animation Awards will qualify for consideration for an Academy Award®.
Maverick Narrative Competition
(Jury Info)
Blue Ridge
Bummer Summer
Cost of a Soul
The Days of Desire
Gabi on the Roof in July
House of Branching Love
Little Fish Strange Pond
Lost Persons Area
Love Life of a Gentle Coward
Slovenian Girl
Third World
Will You Marry Us?

Maverick Documentary Competition
(Jury Info)
Becoming Bert Stern
Buried Prayers
Complaints Choir
Cooking History
The Desert of Forbidden Art
No Tomorrow
Oil Rocks
The Pit
The Real Revolutionaries
The Sonosopher
The Tijuana Project
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey

Short Film Competition
(Jury Info)
Program 1: The Darker Side of Growing Up
Program 2: Dark, Deep and Dangerous
Program 3: DocuNation
Program 4: Animated Worlds
Program 5: More than you bargained for.
Program 6: Through the Eyes of a Child
Program 7: Comedy Favorites
Program 8: Student Film Competition

Spotlight Screenings
Amongst the superb international program of Maverick artistry that Cinequest presents, we always find some very special films and artists that captivate and inspire us. It is an honor for us to present these exceptional events that add an incredible topping to the festival. One thing is for sure, though; they are all exciting discoveries that add to the experience you can only get at Cinequest.
The Exploding Girl
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Greatest
The Square
Super Hero Party Clown
Wild Grass

Global Landscapes

This year’s dazzling Global Landscapes program offers a collection of artistic achievements that span the globe, and we proudly present here these unique visions, cultures and creeds. Demonstrating a depth of imagination and variety of subject matter that can only be explored by diversity, this showcase offers views from some of the new voices investigating fresh themes in unique ways. Global Landscapes is always an extraordinary group of films, spotlighting cultures whose influence has a significant global impact on the changing face of cinema.
Bank Robbery
The Bone Man
Camembert Rose
Deep in the Valley
The Escape
The Ferrari Dino Girl
Green Waters
Heaven, Hell... Earth
House of Fools
Left (Links)
Low Lights
One for the Road
The Orange Girl
The Over the Hill Band
Prima Primavera
Road to Sangam
The Robbers
Starring Maja

New Visions
New Visions pays homage to the director whose film best reflects the future of filmmaking. Previous winners of the New Visions Award have gone on to garner more awards, receive distribution and “wow” audiences around the globe after their Cinequest premiere—continuing to prove their artistry through creative, stimulating and mind-altering films that exhibit the new dimension of cinema.
7 Days
Anyone You Want
Cummings Farm
Exit 117
God is D_ad
Hell Is Other People
Kill the Habit
Life in One Day
Passenger Side
Puck Hogs
Raspberry Magic