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New Cinema Awards



31 January 2024

New Cinema Awards

Featuring 14 UK Premieres, 2 European Premieres, 4 World Premieres, and 3 World Festival Premieres, this year’s New Cinema Awards celebrate some of the most distinctive cinema being made around the world today.

Whether short or feature length, these films push against the boundaries of genre, form, and convention with liveness and agency.

Take a look at the programme for more information on each film listed below.

A Stone’s Throw (Razan AlSalah, Palestine, Lebanon, Canada, 2023, World Premiere)

Hey Sweet Pea (Alee Peoples, United States, 2023, World Premiere)

Louis and Languages (Aurélien Froment, United Kingdom, 2023, World Premiere)

WHAT FOG? (Philip Widmann, Germany, 2024, World Premiere)

Dreaming and Dying (Nelson Yeo, Singapore, Indonesia, 2023, UK Premiere)

Loveboard (Felipe Casanova, Switzerland, Belgium, 2023, UK Premiere)

To Exist Under Permanent Suspicion (Valentin Noujaïm, France, 2023, UK Premiere)

yours, (Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat, Eva Giolo, Rebecca Jane Arthur, Katja Mater & Maaike Neuville, 2023, UK Premiere)

Slow Shift (Shambhavi Kaul, India, United States, 2023, UK Premiere)

for here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world (Gala Hernández López, France, 2023, UK Premiere)

Mamántula (Ion de Sosa, Germany, Spain, 2023, UK Premiere)

Malqueridas (Tana Gilbert, Chile, Germany, 2023, UK Premiere)

The Watchman (Ali Cherri, Italy, 2023, UK Premiere)

Golden Dragon (Boren Chhith, Cambodia, 2023, UK Premiere)

The Buriti Flower (João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, Brazil, Portugal, 2023, UK Premiere)

UNDR (Kamal Aljafari, Palestine, Germany, 2023, UK Premiere)

All That You Could Be (Ricardo Alves Jr., Brazil, 2023, UK Premiere)

Isabelle Stengers: Building hope on the edge of the Abyss (Fabrizio Terranova, Belgium, 2023, UK Premiere)

Except this time nothing returns from the ashes (Asmaa Jama & Gouled Ahmed, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, 2023, European Premiere)

Mother of Fog (Farah Al Qasimi, United Arab Emirates, 2023, World Festival Premiere)

History of the Present (Margaret Salmon & Maria Fusco, United Kingdom, 2023, World Festival Premiere)

Shokouk: A Cosmiccomedy in Four Acts (Rouzbrh Akhbari & Felix Kalmenson, Uzbekistan, Canada, 2023, European Premiere)

The Retreat (Gelare Khoshgozaran, United States, United Kingdom, 2023, World Festival Premiere)