Made in USA

American cinema –it's more than just blockbusters, shallow profit-driven entertainment, it's not only red carpets filled with stars and VFX effects in each take. American cinema also means dozens of smaller, interesting independent productions that show extraordinary creative potential. Made in USA is a section dedicated to exactly those American independent filmmakers who focus on auteur expression, unique direction, and the distinctive view of their dramatic or comedic protagonists and their fictional worlds. Maybe symptomatically, this year's selection includes predominantly female characters.