We are proud to announce this year's nomination for the Official Competition.

The winner of the Official Competition Award will be announced during the Award Ceremony on Sunday 13th at 21:30 at Kijkhuis.

The jury members for the official competition are Elio Ugenti (Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli), Michael Newton (Leiden University), Maria Poulaki (University of Surrey). Click here for more info about our jury members.

  • Animal - Bahram Ark

    A man who wants to pass the border, disguises himself as a ram. More info.

  • Damiana - Andres Ramirez Pulido

    Deep inside the jungle, a group of teenage girls are being kept under supervision. despite abandonment and hostility, damiana hopes she can get in touch with her father. More info.

  • Denise - Rossella Inglese

    Denise is a teenager obsessed by what people think of her. Aware of being constantly observed by a camera, she exposes herself to the viewer in a fierce and provocative way. More info.

  • Five years after the war - Samuel Albaric, Martin Wiklund & Ulysse Lefort

    How does one grow up between an absent Iraqi father and a pervasive Jewish mother? Tossed around by the great upheavals of the modern times, Tim tries as hard as he can to find his place in the world. More info.

  • Hate for sale - Anna Eijsbouts

    This film examines the alluring and tempting qualities of hate and why we keep buying into it. Buy my hate. You’ll come right back for more. Hate for sale. Enough to start a war. Hate the rich, the brown, the black, the poor. Hate is clean. And hate will make you sure. More info.

  • Nobody Dies Here - Simon Panay

    Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies. More info.

  • Railment - Shunsaku Hayashi

    In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed of the continuity and his movement have accelerated and gradually cause a distortion. More info.

  • Riot - Frank Ternier

    A young black man is killed in an altercation with a vigilant neighbor and the police. An indignant crowd gathered together. The feeling of injustice is high. A group isolates itself. Emotion engenders riot. In the absence of words, can the body take its revenge? More info.

  • The Hunt - Jean-Pierre Dupuy

    One day in November 1973, a father takes his eight-year-old son hunting for the first time More info.