The prizes were presented to the winners of the juried Golden Gate Awards at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival, with the top prize – New Directors Award going to The Chambermaid.
Suburban Birds (JIAO QU DE NIAO)
NAME OF FILM: SUBURBAN BIRDS (JIAO QU DE NIAO)
DIRECTOR(S): Qiu Sheng
STARRING: Zihan Gong, Lu Huang, Mason Lee
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: A team of surveyors tries to figure out why a suburban landscape seems to be subsiding before construction on a new transit begins, sparking politically charged tensions among the group. Meanwhile, a gang of children loiter and set out on youthful adventures, until one of them disappears…
This year’s lineup for the 48th annual New Directors/New Films will introduce 24 features and 11 short films to New York audiences, with 15 films directed or co-directed by women.
The official program of the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival was announced at a press conference today, Wednesday July 11, 2018.