Nine Days

Nominated for Best First Feature

Best First Feature Award given to the director and producer.


Director: Edson Oda

Producers: Jason Michael Berman, Mette-Marie Kongsved, Matthew Lindner, Laura Tunstall, Datari Turner


Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching TVs with the live Points of View (POV) of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on Earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past.