New Directors Award is Kosmorama’s competition program dedicated to the filmmakers of the future. The filmmakers in this program are new voices in the global film world that we believe will be important in the years to come. In addition to the high quality of the films in this program, the directors distinguish themselves as extraordinary storytellers and/or cinematographers.
The criteria for the nominees for the New Directors Award is that they have not made more than three feature films. Kosmorama’s program department has nominated the nine competing films. These make up our New Directors Program Series. A professional jury appoints the winner of the New Directors Award.
The nominated films for 2020 are: A Son, Alice, Beanpole, Buoyancy, Honey Boy, Uncle, The Farewell, The House of Us and You Deserve a Lover.
The members of this year’s NDA jury are the former head of film at Kosmorama Ola Lund Renolen, artistic director at the Dutch Noordeljiik Film Festival Fredau Buwalda and producer Marina Guinness from Ireland.
The Audience Award (Publikumsprisen)
In addition to the jury award, the audience will have the chance to vote for their favourites in this category. Voting slips will be available at the info desk, the shelves in the foyer and in the kiosk at the Prinsen Cinema Center.
The winner of the New Directors Award and the Audience Award will be announced on the last day of the festival, Sunday the 8th of March.