Cinequest 21 Films By Section

CQ21 Films by Genre

Cinequest 21 Films By Section

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For more information on Cinequest Film Festival 21 Feature, Documentary, and Short Juries, please click here.

Opening Night: Passione
Closing Night: Soul Surfer

Maverick Competition
Cinequest Film Festival 21 celebrates the Maverick Spirit with the 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 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)
The Blind
Desert Rain
Falling Overnight
Little Baby Jesus of Flandr
The Little Room
Living in Seduced Circumstances
Mamas & Papas
Mamma Gogo
Nannerl, Mozart's Sister
Rosa Morena
The Sentiment of the Flesh
Small Town Murder Songs

Maverick Documentary Competition
(Jury Info)
Acquainted With the Night
Back to Life (Vuelve a la Vida)
Dreaming Nicaragua
Dying to Do Letterman
Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers
A Perfect Soldier
PUSH: Madison Vs Madison
Road to Las Vegas
The Snow Caveman
Village Without Women
War Games and the Man Who Stopped Them
The World According to Ion B

Short Film Competition
(Jury Info)
Program 1: Expectations
Program 2: Slanted
Program 3: Lost and Found
Program 4: Animation
Program 5: Mindbenders
Program 6: DocuNation
Program 7: Comedy Favorites
Program 8: Student Short 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.
3 Backyards
Desert Flower
I Am

New Visions Competition
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.
All That Remains
Bad Behaviour
The Dead
The Glass Slipper
Here's the Kicker
A Kiss and a Promise
A Little Help
Make a Movie Like Spike
Midnight Son
Mystico Fantastico!
New York Decalogue
Samuel Bleak
Second-Story Man
Super Hero Party Clown

Global Landscapes Competition
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.
22nd of May
80 Days
Among Us
Apart Together
Bi, Don't Be Afraid!
Everything Will Be Fine
Hair of the Beast
The Happy Housewife
Heat Waves
The Life of Fish
The Liverpool Goalie
Madly In Love
Medal of Honor
Nobel Prize Winner
One Day Less
Question in Details
Sodankyla Forever - The Century of Cinema
Togetherness Supreme
Tomorrow Will Be Better
With Love... From the Age of Reason

Cinequest Film Festival 21 Presents