Sin alas (2015 Feature Film) Nominee

When 70-year old, retired journalist Luis Vargas reads that celebrated ballerina Isabela Muñoz has died, his thoughts return to his brief, passionate, yet impossible relationship with her. Love story with great music and lots of local color.

Shtetl in the Caribbean, A (2015 Feature Film)

Documentary in which two Jewish childhood friends from Curaçao travel to Ukraine and Belarus in search of their roots. Their families fled home during the Holocaust to secure safe futures for their children. How did these wartime refugees end up on the exotic Caribbean island?

Salgán & Salgán: A Father-Son Tango (2015 Feature Film)

Fascinating, moving portrait of the exceptional relationship between father and son Salgán: one a famous tango composer, the other a racing driver and pianist always overshadowed by his father. Can two, strong, independent personalities relate after years of no contact? Replete with beautiful tango music by father and son.

Relatos salvajes (2015 Feature Film)

What happens when people end up in situations that quickly make them blow their top? In this collection of deeply cynical, comedic tales, thoroughly frustrated people varying from annoyed road users and ignored citizens to betrayed spouses go to extremes to get revenge.

Primero de Enero (2015 Feature Film)

Great road movie about children that also tackles tough adult themes. Crime, divorce and illegality are dealt with airily in the story about a boy who will stop at nothing to find his father’s stolen piano. Because if the piano comes back, his father is sure to follow.

Por amor en el caserio (2015 Feature Film)

This variation on Romeo and Juliet set in the poor neighbourhoods of San Juan, For Love in the Caserio is partially based on the experiences of local amateur actors. Antonio Morales previously also wrote the script for the eponymous play that aimed to reduce drug-dealing and violence on the streets.

Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2015 Feature Film)

Everything in poet Derek Walcott’s work exudes the Caribbean: its nature, light, sea and people. In this intimate portrait of the Nobel Prizewinner from St. Lucia, friends, family, other poets such as Seamus Heaney as well as Walcott himself discuss his work and life.

Phoenix (2015 Feature Film)

Intelligent psychological and historical drama in which a Jewish concentration camp survivor whose face is disfigured beyond recognition goes in search of her husband among the ruins of post-war Berlin. Was he the one who betrayed her to the Nazis?

Partes de una familia (2015 Feature Film)

Scenes from filmmaker Diego Gutierrez’s parents’ marriage: after 50 years there seems to be nothing left and father and mother live separate lives at their stunning villa on the outskirts of Mexico City. Using his camera, their son tries to fathom how it all came to this.

No soy Lorena (2015 Feature Film)

Tense thriller in which a young Chilean actress is confronted with a bad case of mistaken identity. Creditors visit Olivia looking for Lorena Ruiz. But who is Lorena? And why is it so hard to prove that Olivia has nothing to do with the debts or this mysterious Lorena?