2020/2021 Annual Awards – The Online Edition: Block 2.3 – Dark Comedies

January 25th -31st, 2022

The Master of Cuchillo

Timoteo, a chef that knows perfectly what he doesn’t wants to be, has an obsession for juggling knives. The loss of one of his fingers constantly reminds him how dangerous is his obsession. He is fully aware of his problem, he tries so hard to control himself all the time.

Directed by Rodrigo Sebastian Gonzalez (Mexico)

I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs

A fussy writer battles his large ego and high expectations to create a work of art.

Directed by Wade Shotter (New Zealand)

The Barber

The brutal biker comes to the barbershop when it was already closed, but the barber still agreed to make the last cut…

Directed by Sergiy Pudich (Ukraine)

Bad People

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, presidential and oppositional forces confronted each other on the main avenue of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Gia, a soldier of oppositional forces during the civil war, needs to get medicine for his sick son. While on a desperate search for the drugs, he accidentally encounters a school buddy, who’s fighting on the opposite side.

Directed by Giorgi Tavartkiladze (Georgia)


Three lives come together at a gas station. A bag of money and a biro disrupts each of their hopes and dreams.

Directed by Pieter De Cnudde (Belgium)

North America premiere

The Rift

Three brothers escape at full speed along a desolate route of Buenos Aires, while a mediatic hunt for their heads takes place throughout the country.

Directed by Pedro Maccarone and Max Franco (Argentina)