Debuts (In competition)

These 2014-15 films are all feature-length directorial debuts from all around the world. The latent promise and strength of the directors emerge in these precocious works, and the viewer can take pleasure not just in seeing excellent cinema, but watching an artist step forward with their debut attempt. Judged by SIFF’s three-person jury, the winner of the competition is awarded the pink marble Saita, which is this year accompanied by a prestigious prize in audio/video post-production services sponsored by Greek production company 2|35.