Fourteen of the 17 films in competition for the Kutxa-New Directors Award, with its 90,000 euros shared between the director and Spanish importer of the award-winning film. This section aims to give new filmmakers their first break, with directors such as Francois Ozon and Walter Salles among those who have benefited in the past.
The Scouting Book For Boys and Leo's Room
(Country: Argentina, France; Year: 2009; Director: Pablo Agüero; Writer: Pablo Agüero; Stars: Claude Buis, Anne Chrétien, Francisco Moron)
A heavily pregnant woman, whose husband has just left her, has to contend with her ex's grandfather.
(Country: South Korea, USA.; Year: 2009; Director: Jeon Kyuhwan; Stars: Lee Junhyuk, Oh Seongtae)
The paths of a victim and a criminal on parole cross, leading to dreams of vengeance.
The Children Of Diyarbakir (Min Dît)
(Country: Germany, Turkey; Year: 2009; Director: Miraz Bezar; Writer: Miraz Bezar; Stars: Senay Orak, Muhammed Al, Hakan Karsak, Suzan Ilir, Berîvan Ayaz, Fahriye Çelik, Alisan Önlü, Mehmet Inci, Çekdar Korkusuz, Recep Özer)
Two children struggle to survive their parents are killed by state security in Turkish Kurdistan.
Desperados On The Block
(Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Tomasz Emil Rudzik; Writer: Tomasz Emil Rudzik; Stars: Juli Alexandrov, Sonja Beck, Paul Bintz, Jonas Buchsein, Qi-Min Fei, Angelika Fink, Cora Friebl, Kristof Gerega, Denitsa Göbel, Léonard Häberle, Andreas Heindel, Stefan Hornbach, Bastian Huber, Medard Knieß, Korinna Kraus)
Stories of three foreign students in Germany.
Eight Times Up (Huit fois debout)
(Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Xabi Molia; Writer: Xabi Molia; Stars: Julie Gayet, Denis Podalydès, Françoise Miquelis)
Two unlucky-in-life neighbours develop an unusual relationship.
Northless and Perfect Happiness
Leo's Room (El Cuarto Del Leo)
(Country: Uruguay; Year: 2009; Director: Enrique Buchichio; Stars: Martín Rodríguez, Cecilia Cosero, Gerardo Begerez, Mirella Pascual)
A chance encounter between two school friends has unexpected implications for their lives.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Elizabet Cabeza, Esteve Riambau; Writer: Elizabet Cabeza, Esteve Riambau; Stars: Josep Maria Pou)
Actor José María Pou is tracked by cameras as he prepares for the role of Orson Welles.
(Country: Mexico, Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Rigoberto Pérezcano; Writer: Edgar San Juan, Rigoberto Pérezcano; Stars: Harold Torres, Alicia Laguna, Sonia Couoh, Luis Cárdenas)
A man trying to cross into the US finds himself 'trapped' in Tijuana.
(Country: Spain, Georgia; Year: 2009; Director: Miguel Angel Jiménez Colmena; Stars: Kathuna Shurgaia, Bega Gautarazde, Giorgi Goguazde, Tamazo Terunashvili)
Stories of lives in the echo of the war in Georgia.
Perfect Happiness (Zorion Perfektua)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Jabi Elortegi; Stars: Anne Igartiburu, Aia Kruse, Alberto Berzal, Elena Irureta)
A pianist has an accident, leading her to confront the fears from her past.
Seasons in The Sun and Masks
Rwanda April 7, 1994 (The Day God Went Away, Le Jour Ou Dieu Est Parti En Voyage)
(Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Philippe Van Leeuw; Writer: Philippe Van Leeuw; Stars: Ruth Nirere, Lola Tuyaerts, Afazali Dewaele)
Story of a nanny's struggle to survive on the first day of the Rwandan genocide.
The Scouting Book For Boys
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Tom Harper; Writer: Jack Thorne; Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Rafe Spall, Steven Mackintosh, Susan Lynch, Holly Grainger, Tony Maudsley, Ewen MacIntosh, Nicholas Sidi, Lorraine Bruce, Ann Elsley, Phil Pritchard, Sheena Irving, David Frost, Elizabeth Goram-Smith, Jimi James)
A boy agrees to help his best friend run away from the caravan park where they live, but as their plans begin to unravel dark secrets also come to light.
Seasons in The Sun (Wo De Tang)
(Country: China; Year: 2009; Director: Zhang Huilin; Stars: Li Yuan, Liu Xiaofeng, Zhao Lei)
Two young men find emotions can be complex after meeting a sophisticated young woman through a life drawing class.
(Country: Norway; Year: 2009; Director: Matias Armand Jordal; Writer: Matias Armand Jordal; Stars: Jonathan Espolin, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Fridtjov Såheim, Odin Waage)
A father and son deal with grief.