CAT LADY • 2020

DIRECTOR: Pedro Vodanovic Rojas

COUNTRY: Chile

RUNTIME: '71

 

SYNOPSIS: The story is about Byron, a lordly black cat that helps Sandra, a lonely and depressive writer, learn how to share her life and give back all the love that she carries. She teaches him like a son, they share their life and then they raise Tom, a naughty and younger cat. For years they go through thin and thick and Sandra can finally achieve balance and joy in her life. However as old as a cat can get, Byron gets sick suddenly and the doctor gives him 3 more months to live. Sandra must understand that the end is near, and she cannot do anything to stop this, so she has to take the decision to end the life of the one she loves the most to stop his suffering.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

FEATURE FILMS

SONGS FOR A SLOTH • 2020

DIRECTOR: Bradley Hasse

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '85

 

SYNOPSIS: Songs for a Sloth is a film about the struggle to be both the person we want to be and the person we feel responsible to be - and about being motivated to realize that it is never too late to pursue one’s dreams. It's also about literal dreams, paintball, digging up dead family pets, spreadsheets, sibling rivalry, texting hats, and fancy banquets. In the end, Maxwell will need to learn from the sloth that getting to your passions slowly is better than not getting to them at all. And don’t be a jerk. He’ll need to learn that too. Well, we all should really. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

AWAUTA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Mile Nagaoka

COUNTRY: Japan

RUNTIME: '71

 

SYNOPSIS: Yumiko abandons her life as a geisha in Tokyo, returning to her provincial hometown. She embraces her freedom, but winds up collapsed on a riverbank. There, she is found by Koji, a bartender. They begin a simple life together, but one day Yumiko is seized by a wild impulse.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film