MATARIFE • 2020

DIRECTOR: César Andrade

COUNTRY: Colombia

RUNTIME: '83

 

SYNOPSIS: Matarife, an unnameable genocider, is a documentary made with Matarife La Serie, a web series by the Colombian journalist, writer and lawyer Daniel Mendoza Leal. It relate the life of Álvaro Uribe Vélez with corrupt drug traffickers, paramilitaries, and politicians in Colombia. The documentary is based on investigations by the journalist and lawyer Daniel Mendoza Leal, attorney in charge of the slander case against the journalist Gonzalo Guillén, denounced by Álvaro Uribe at the end of 2017. After winning the lawsuit they decided to publish the product of their investigations. The documentary is narrated in the first person by Mendoza.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

FEATURE DOCS

HOTEL BROTHERS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Lucas Boychuk

COUNTRY: Canada

RUNTIME: '75

 

SYNOPSIS: 2 Canadian brothers travel to Nicaragua in 2008 with only $1000 and backpacks. During many set backs such as a civil war, being robbed at gun point, and various hurdles, the brothers endure through it, and build the worlds first action sports resort, as well as 2 more resorts, with the newest one being the largest in the country. Interviews by professional athletes & guests bring the story together on this journey of growing up from boys to men in a foreign country, while learning how the world works in Latin America.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

BEYOND THE SPREADSHEET, THE STORY OF TM1 • 2020

DIRECTOR: António Vale da Conceição

COUNTRY: Australia

RUNTIME: '67

 

SYNOPSIS: The birth of Electronic Spreadsheet and the Personal Computer in the 1980s looked like they were made for each other; business users took to Spreadsheets for the freedom to express their thoughts and ideas but Spreadsheet technology lacked scale, control and collaboration that now exists in technology everywhere else. As a consequence, a multi-billion dollar Business Technology Software industry was born, shunning the lowly Spreadsheet by downplaying its freedoms and ability to analyse business complexity. This is the story of the journey of a unique, uncompromising innovator and the community that has grown around him and their dedication to a worthy cause.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc