World Music Film Today - International Competition

In this competition section where innovative and high-quality films are carefully selected among many films. Films with the topics of music regardless of genre, films having musicians as the main characters, and global music films in which music itself is an important element of the narrative. In this year, we invited 10 films for the ‘International Competition’ section. They include Edgar Wright's first documentary, The Sparks Brothers, THE CONDUCTOR, a documentary about 'Marin Alsop', who broke the glass ceiling and grew into a world-class Maestra in the world of male-led orchestra conductors, 7 Years of Lukas Graham, a documentary about 'Lucas Graham', a Danish soul band that gained world fame with their song ”7 Years”, FANNY: The Right to Rock, a film about the first female rock band ‘Fanny’ that ever signed a major label, We Are The Thousand, a film by a thousand rockers gathered from all over the world who love David Eric Grohl, a Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters member, in a small town in Italy to create a fantastic harmony together, and Soy Cubana, a film about a Cuban female acapella group's expedition to the United States. They are some examples of the high-quality films about musicians from diverse genre competing for a prize of KRW 50 million. 

Total Counts : 10

7 Years of Lukas Graham

René Sascha JOHANNSEN

Denmark | 2020 | 79min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Pop | 12 | KP

FANNY: The Right to Rock

Bobbi Jo HART

Canada | 2021 | 97min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | Rock | G | AP

Helmut Lachenmann - My Way

Wiebke PÖPEL

Germany | 2020 | 91min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Classic | G | KP

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

Celeste BELL, Paul SNG

United Kingdom | 2020 | 111min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | Rock | 15 | AP

Soy Cubana

Ivaylo GETOV, Jeremy UNGAR

Cuba, United Satates | 2021 | 79min | DCP | Color | Documentary | World Music | G | AP

THE CONDUCTOR

Bernadette WEGENSTEIN

United States | 2021 | 91min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Classic | 12 | AP

The Gathering: Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz

Thomas PAIGE

United States | 2020 | 89min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Jazz | G | IP

THE NIGHT OF THE BEAST

Mauricio LEIVA-COCK

Colombia, Mexico | 2020 | 70min | DCP | Color | Drama | Rock | 12 | KP

The Sparks Brothers

Edgar WRIGHT

United States | 2021 | 141min | DCP | Color | Documentary | 15 | AP

We Are The Thousand

Anita RIVAROLI

Italy | 2020 | 79min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Rock | G | KP