Awards 2017

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Main Award: You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (directed by Pawel Lozinski)

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“You have no idea how much I love you” presents the story of a painful relationship between a mother  and a daughter in a most advanced and artistic way of filmmaking: reduced to the maximum, we follow  a triangle between mother, daughter and a therapist which takes us take us to a series of extremely  intense sessions of ways to learn to accept yourself.

Special Jury Mention: Normal Autistic Film (directed by Miroslav Janek)

“Normal Autistic Film” is anything but normal. It takes you into the world of children and teenagers with  Asperger Syndrome. In a most gripping way the film follows their different and totally real ways of trying  to express themselves with body language, music and poetry.

CIVIL DOC COMPETITION

Main Award: Ada for Mayor (directed by Pau Faus)

The Film shows an activist Ada Colau who starts a remarkable journey to become the mayor of  Barcelona The genuine energy of the community-based movement behind her brings hope and can  encourage many people to participate in public life. It shows that it is possible to accomplish something  by a democratic process, even for those without wealth and without resources. Sí se puede!

Special Jury Mention: Venus (directed by Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen)

Young women talking so honestly and openly about their sexuality proves to be liberating for both the  protagonists and the audience. The authors managed to create a safe space for the protagonists and we  can see how beautiful results safety and sincerity can bring about. We could only imagine what the  world would look like if there were more such spaces. We believe this film may open a discussion about  a topic that is really close to all of us.

FOCUS CAUCASUS COMPETITION

Main Award: Didube, the Last Stop (Directed by Shorena Tevzadze)

The jury unanimously decided to award a film which stands out for its ability to tell very personal human  stories. We, the viewers, are immersed into the minute details of life of the protagonists which would  have stayed unnoticed otherwise. This very personal story is touching, humorous, philosophical,  contemplative, and empathic. It achieves to paint complex characters with precise details. The director  succeeds to grasp the very special flow of time by letting us share a part of life with the protagonists.  The seasons and politicians change but the main human values remain the same. It’s film about a small  bus stop portrayed as a universe. The winner is Didube, the Last Stop by Shorena Tevzadze.

Special Jury Mention: Bonfires and Stars (directed by Sasha Voronov)

The Jury would like to give a special mention to Bonfires and Stars by Sasha Voronov, the film that  introduces us to the characters on a personal journey to create a new musical language that unities  tradition and modernity.

STUDENT JURY AWARD

Stranger in Paradise (directed by Guido Hendrikx)

AUDIENCE AWARD

You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (directed by Pawel Lozinski)

CinéDOC-Young AWARD

Conversations on Serious Topics (directed by Giedre Beinoriute)

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