The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut.
B For Boy and Salvo
B For Boy
(Country: Nigeria; Year: 2013; Director: Chika Anadu; Writer: Chika Anadu, Chika Anadu; Stars: Uche Nwadili, Nonso Odogwu, Ngozi Nwaneto, Frances Okeke)
A woman resorts to desperate measures after she has a stillbirth.
Hide Your Smiling Faces
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone; Stars: Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary), Official Site
Tragedy forces a group of children to confront their own mortality.
(Country: Singapore; Year: 2013; Director: Anthony Chen; Stars: Yeo Yann Yann, Chen Tianwen, Angeli Bayani, Koh Jia Ler)
A family struggles to deal with the impact of the financial crisis.
Kill Your Darlings
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: John Krokidas; Writer: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas; Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Ben Foster, Michael C Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen)
A murder brings together the young writers of the beat generation.
The Long Way Home
(Country: Turkey; Year: 2013; Director: Alphan Eseli; Writer: Alphan Eseli, Serdar Tantekin; Stars: Ugur Polat, Nergis Öztürk, Serdar Orçin, Muharrem Bayrak, Sevket Suha Tezel, Sila Cetindag, Sila Cetindag)
A frost-bitten, gruelling First World War survival story set amid the mountains of Eastern Anatolia as Turkish troops retreat and trust runs out.
Hide Your Smiling Faces and Kill Your Darlings
(Country: Greece; Year: 2013; Director: Michalis Konstantatos; Writer: Michalis Konstantatos, Stelios Likouresis; Stars: Nicholas Vlachakis, Eleftheria Komi, Christos Sapountzis, Yota Argyropoulou, Thalassini Vostantzoglou, Connie Zikou, Anna Kouroupou, Steve Krikris, Magda Lekka, Aglaia Pappa, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Maria Tsima, Munse Kamal Hossain)
Jimmy, Mary and Makis are three people living their everyday day life in an entirely different manner. They seem to have nothing in common and normally they shouldn’t even know each other…
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza; Writer: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza; Stars: Saleh Bakri, Sara Serraiocco, Luigi Lo Cascio, Redouane Behache)
Life changes for a professional assassin because of a witness.
Sarah Prefers To Run
(Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Chloé Robichaud; Writer: Chloé Robichaud; Stars: Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Hélène Florent, Micheline Lanctôt, Eve Duranceau, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Benoît Gouin, France Pilote, Fred-Éric Savail, Joseph Bellerose, Catherine Renaud, Julianne Côté, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, Carla Turcotte)
A portrait of a young woman’s quest for self-determination.
(Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Rob Brown; Writer: Rob Brown; Stars: Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rachael Stirling, Rosie Day, Fady Elsayed, Sam Spruell, Alexis Zegerman, Christopher Simpson, Deon Williams, Mercedes Grower, Dave Hill, Heidi Gowthorpe, Christopher Hamilton, David Warren)
A former child soldier, now living in London, struggles to contain his history of violence.
Trap Street (Shuiyin Jie)
(Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Vivian Qu; Writer: Vivian Qu; Stars: Wenchao He, Yulai Lu)
A romance is abruptly derailed by a boy’s disappearance.
Ilo Ilo and Wounded
Wounded (La Herida)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Fernando Franco; Writer: Fernando Franco, Enric Rufas; Stars: Andrés Gertrúdix, Marian Álvarez, Manolo Solo, Luis Callejo, Ramón Barea, Rosana Pastor, Ramón Agirre, Nagore Aramburu)
Though good at her job, Ana has problems relating in her personal life. She doesn't know it, but she suffers from a condition known by psychiatrists as Borderline Personality Disorder. The situation pushes her to outbreaks of self-destructive behaviour, alcohol abuse and self-harm. Ana is incapable of getting what she wants most: to be happy.
(Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Tom Shoval; Stars: Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe)
Two men trying to be good sons and save their families from ruin become violent kidnappers.