Special Events (3)
Opening Night at “Casa Almodóvar” and Closing Night with Bong Joon-ho's Knight Marimbas Award contender Parasite promise to be two fabulous events not to miss!
Films that are 'las joyas de la corona' (the crown jewels) of the season’s finest new cinematic works. This lineup features movies that will dominate award-season conversations, and are already international box office sensations and special discoveries.
Taxi to Treasure Rock
Like a Spanish/Argentinian twist on the famous Bing Crosby-Bob Hope “Road” comedies of the ’40s and ’50s, Taxi to Treasure Rock is a full-throttle delight of sight gags, hilarious one-liners and side-splitting adventure comedy. It’s no wonder that this film is one of the top 3 comedies of the year at the Spanish box office.
Special Gems (4)
Special Gems at a Special Price
Knight Marimbas Award (5)
A mesmerizing variety of powerful works from around the world competing for a Grand Jury Prize of $40,000 in cash, courtesy of Knight Foundation. The Award is given to the film that best exemplifies richness and resonance for cinema’s future, named for the marimba, a variation of a xylophone that originated in Central America and produces a deeper, richer and more resonant tone.
Jordan Ressler First Feature Award (2)
First-time feature narrative filmmakers compete for a Grand Jury Prize of $10,000, courtesy of the family of the late Jordan Alexander Ressler.
City of God co-director Fernando Meirelle returns with a wonderfully thoughtful film that's our festival Centerpiece.
Ibero-American Feature Film Award (1)
The year’s most brilliant works from the Ibero-American world, competing for a Grand Jury Prize $10,000 cash.
Documentary Achievement Award (1)
Candid, thought-provoking feature-length documentaries examining social issues, diverse cultures and influential people compete for an audience-voted $10,000 cash achievement award.