San Sebastian Film Festival unveils new directors lineup – Deadline


The 2021 San Sebastian Film Festival (September 17-25) has unveiled the 13 feature films that will compete in its New Directors showcase.

Among the images selected, nine are debuts while the others are second films. Among the directors are Canadian Philippe Grégoire, who has participated in more than 100 festivals with his short films, Fran Kranz from the United States and Turkish filmmaker Selman Nacar, whose project Between two dawn won two industry awards in San Seb last year.

The filmmakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award, which includes a prize of $ 60,000 (€ 50,000) shared between the director and the Spanish distributor of the film.

Here is the full list of new directors:

Directors: Silvina Schnicer (Argentina), Ulises Porra (Argentina)
Country of production: Dominican Republic – Argentina

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Ese Fin De Semana / This weekend
Director: Mara Pescio (Argentina)
Country of production: Argentina – Brazil

Hon-Ja Sa-Neun Sa-Ram-Deul / Aloners
Director: Hong Sung-Eun (South Korea)
Country of production: South Korea

Ä°ki Åžafak Arasinda / Between two dawn
Director: Selman Nacar (Turkey)
Country of Production: Turkey – France – Romania – Spain

Inventory / Inventory
Director: Darko Sinko (Slovenia)
Country of production: Slovenia

Josefina / Josephine
Director: Javier Marco (Spain)
Country of production: Spain

La Roya / La Rouille
Director: Juan Sebastián Mesa (Colombia)
Country of Production: Colombia – France

Las Vacaciones De Hilda / Hilda´S Short Summer
Director: Agustín Banchero (Uruguay)
Country of production: Uruguay – Brazil

Engine noise / engine noise
Director: Philippe Grégoire (Canada)
Country of production: Canada

Morocco / Mikado
Director: Emanuel Parvu (Romania)
Country of production: Romania

Director: Fran Kranz (United States)
Country of production: United States

Nich’ya / Junk
Director: Lena Lanskih (Russia)
Country of production: Russia

Shu Qi Shi Guang / Lost in summer
Director: Sun Liang (China)
Country of production: China

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