THE LAST RAFTER • 2020

DIRECTOR: Carlos Rafael Betancourt, Oscar Ernesto Ortega

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '79

 

SYNOPSIS: After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, a young Cuban searches Miami for his missing father. When a political shift makes him America's first Cuban undocumented immigrant, he must battle the new and bigger fear of deportation, while unraveling a past of intolerance and hate that haunts him.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

• Best Director

FEATURE FILMS

MURDER BURY WIN • 2020

DIRECTOR: Michael Lovan

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '91

 

SYNOPSIS: Three friends have created a board game, MURDER BURY WIN, and they think it has what it takes to become a bestseller on the indie charts.

When their attempt to crowdfund fails, a mysterious man makes them an offer: he will publish their game on the condition that he takes credit as the sole creator and owner.

After a dispute over the gaming rights leaves them with a body on their hands, the young men realize how suspiciously like murder the freak accident appears. Now, with few options remaining, they look to their game for guidance. The premise of their game? How to murder someone and get rid of the body.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Feature Film

 

1618 • 2020

DIRECTOR: Luís Ismael

COUNTRY: Portugal

RUNTIME: '81

 

SYNOPSIS: This film is based on a true story: the visitation of the Inquisition to the city of Porto in 1618. At the time the entire population was exhorted to denounce heresies under pain of excommunication. In a city where a large part of the population had Jewish ancestry, over one hundred New Christians, among others, were imprisoned, causing terror in the New Christian community, mass emigration and the near total destruction of the city’s economy. Friction between Porto’s judicial authorities, which had always been on good terms with the New Christians, and the inquisitorial visitation reached such a point that guards on horseback surrounded the ecclesiastical court, preventing the “heretics” in custody from being transported to Coimbra. The Visitor even travelled to Spain to give Philip II an account of the events transpired. 

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Feature Film