Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2019

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2019


 
Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira and Diego Cortina Autery

Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira and Diego Cortina Autery

ROMA

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

 
Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Faye Marsay

Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Faye Marsay

A Private war

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless

 
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini

Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini

Green book

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

 
Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer

Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer

Never look away

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli and Jon øigarden

Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli and Jon øigarden

22 july

A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.

 
Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Borys Szyc

Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Borys Szyc

cold war

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other.

 
Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Courtney B. Vance

Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Courtney B. Vance

Ben is back

A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve. 

 
KiKi Layne, Stephan James and Regina King

KiKi Layne, Stephan James and Regina King

If beale street could talk

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier

John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier

Blackkklansman

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

 
Zain Al Rafeea, Yordonas Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Zain Al Rafeea, Yordonas Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

capharnaüm

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

 
Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton

Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton

Boy ERASED

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2019


 
Illma Gorer

Illma Gorer

The cleaners

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

 
Rupert Russell

Rupert Russell

FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF

This film is about the world's most radical idea - freedom - and how it is transforming the world. It is about how people all over the globe - from Tunisian rappers to Indian comedians, from America's #BlackLivesMatter activists to Hong Kong's students are joining the struggle for freedom.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

They shall not grow old

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

 
Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux

Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux

On the basis of sex

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

 
Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael and Amall Clooney

Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael and Amall Clooney

On her shoulders

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

 
Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin and Ashlei

Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin and Ashlei

Fahrenheit 11\9

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

 
Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carrell

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carrell

Vice

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei and Mariya Alyokhina

Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei and Mariya Alyokhina

Why Are We Creative: The Centipede's Dilemma

A 30 years odyssey: the world's most intriguing artists and thinkers from the fields of visual art, music, filmmaking, acting, literature, philosophy, politics, business and science, are asked the same question: "Why are you creative?"

 
Werner Herzog, Andre Singer

Werner Herzog, Andre Singer

Meeting gorbachev

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Woman’s Empowerment 2019


 
Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein and Kokudenashiko

Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein and Kokudenashiko

#Femaleplease

#FEMALE PLEASURE embarks on a journey to discover the remaining obstacles that stand in the way of female sexuality in the 21st century.

 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton and Sharron Frontiero

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton and Sharron Frontiero

RBG

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for most Political film of the year 2019


 
Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and J.K Simmons

Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and J.K Simmons

the front runner

American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

 
Sacha Baron Cohen, Roy Elghanayan and Emanuela Postacchini

Sacha Baron Cohen, Roy Elghanayan and Emanuela Postacchini

Who is america?

Sacha Baron Cohen offers his take on America's patriotism.

 
Cornelio Catena, Fr. Paul Catena and Gene Catena

Cornelio Catena, Fr. Paul Catena and Gene Catena

the heart of nuba

In the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, American doctor Tom Catena selflessly and courageously serves the needs of a forgotten people, while the region is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal, Omar Al-Bashir.

 
Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland and Ron Guttman

Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland and Ron Guttman

Three identical strangers

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

 
Erika Cohn

Erika Cohn

The Judge

A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari'a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

 
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons

Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons

The wife

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

 
Douglas Hodge, Stewart Alexander and Richard Ben-Veniste

Douglas Hodge, Stewart Alexander and Richard Ben-Veniste

Watergate

Patient compendium drawing from 3400 hours of audio tapes, archival footage, declassified documents, et al, weaves a rich texture of understanding, particularly effective in flashbacks from their current day selves to their Watergate-era roles for such stalwarts as Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward and John Dean. 

 
 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2019


 
Maria Martin, Jose Maria Galante and Carlos Slepoy

Maria Martin, Jose Maria Galante and Carlos Slepoy

The silence of others

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day.

 
Luis Maria Anson, Ines Arrimadas and Elsa Artadi

Luis Maria Anson, Ines Arrimadas and Elsa Artadi

Two catalonias

A documentary that tackles the ideological conflicts surrounding the December 21 election in the country, to the push for sovereignty and subsequent parliamentary declaration of independence and the aftermath.

 
Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold

Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold

Free solo

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

 
Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone

Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone

the elephant queen

Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes audiences across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home.

Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Melanie Laurent

Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Melanie Laurent

Operation final

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

 
Fionn Whitehead, Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci

Fionn Whitehead, Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci

the cHILDREN’S ACT

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2019


 
James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patrik Baboumain

James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patrik Baboumain

the game changers

The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons and everyday heroes. Each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.

 
John Branch, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson

John Branch, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson

the down wall

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Fatou Bensouda, Wesley Clark and Aian M. Dershowitz

Fatou Bensouda, Wesley Clark and Aian M. Dershowitz

Prosecuting evil

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

 
Mathew Schmid and Leonardo Dicaprio

Mathew Schmid and Leonardo Dicaprio

Pollinators Under Pressure

A collaborative effort of educators, scientists, and filmmakers to produce an educational call to action film about the plight of the pollinator and what humanity can do to protect them.