World Cinema Documentary Competition

Twelve documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today.
20,000 Days on Earth

Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary and Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary Nick Cave has long been one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in the music… »

Concerning Violence

Göran Hugo Olsson returns to the Sundance Film Festival (The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 played in the World Cinema Documentary Competition in 2011) with this bold,… »

The Green Prince

Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary The Green Prince is such an extraordinary story that one is tempted to think it is fiction, if only somebody had the audacity to… »

Happiness

Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary In 1999, King Jigme Wangchuck approved the use of television and Internet throughout the largely undeveloped nation of Bhutan,… »

Love Child

In 2010, a South Korean baby named Sarang died of malnutrition. The death of a child is always horrific, but the circumstances leading up to this one were even more shocking:… »

Mr leos caraX

Mysterious. Brilliant. Uncontrollable. Many words like these have been used to describe French filmmaker Leos Carax in both rapturous and negative ways. One thing that everyone… »

My Prairie Home

With only an acoustic guitar and a laptop, transgender singer/songwriter Rae Spoon, who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” embarks on a modest tour across the… »

The Notorious Mr. Bout

When he was arrested in 2008 in Thailand as a result of a U.S. government sting operation, the career of internationally known arms smuggler Viktor Bout came to a decisive… »

Return to Homs

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary From 2011 to 2013, filmmaker Talal Derki followed the journey of two close friends whose lives had been upended by the battle raging… »