The IDFA Award for best children’s documentary
The IDFA Special Jury Award for children’s documentary:
In second place, the Special Jury Award went to the crowd-pleasing dogs-in-a-skatepark doc “Los Reyes” by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnivikoff. The jury admired the film “for the creative and beautiful way it displaces the viewer’s gaze by associating a sensible look at non-human, wonderful characters, and the soundtrack that connects daily lives of animal and human stray dogs”.
IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs
“And What Is the Summer Saying” (Payal Kapadia, India)
The IDFA DocLab Award for immersive non-fiction
At a ceremony held at the International Theater Amsterdam, jury members Daniela Elstner, Jean-Michel Frodon, Tala Hadid, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, and Alina Marazzi voted “unanimously” for Patwardhan’s 261-minute film, praising its “epic storytelling of the rise of the far right in one of the most populated countries of this planet … in a way that acknowledges the complexity of the situation but puts it in a very understandable shape.”
“Eat | Tech | Kitchen” (Klasien van de Zandschulp & Emilie Baltz Netherlands, U.S.)
“Reason” (Anand Patwardhan, India)
“In Touch” (Pawel Ziemilski, PolandIceland)
IDFA Award for best first appearance
AMSTERDAM — Delivering on new artistic director Orwa Nyrabia’s commitment to giving space to documentaries from the global south, this year’s IDFA festival handed its main prize to Anand Patwardhan’s “Reason”, described by the festival as “a broad-ranging examination of Indian society, in which secular rationalists are hunted down as they attempt to stem the rising tide of religious and nationalist fundamentalism.”
“The Man Who Looked Beyond the Horizon (Martijn Blekendaal, the Netherlands).” />
The IDFA Award for best mid-length documentary “Summa” (Andrei Kutsila, Poland/Belarus).
IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
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IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary
IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
“Kabul, City in the Wind” (Aboozar Amini, Netherlands/Afghanistan/Japan/Germany).
IDFA Award for best feature-length documentary:
“Dancing for You” (Katarzyna Lesisz, Poland)
Special Jury Prize
Special Jury Award for first appearance
“1 the Road” (Ross Goodwin, U.S.)
IDFA Competition for First Appearance
The IDFA Award
The IDFA DocLab Award for digital storytelling
IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction
“Los Reyes” (Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff, Chile/Germany)
“Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable” (Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva, France/Italy).
Among the other awards:
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
IDFA Special Jury Award for feature-length documentary
The IDFA Special Jury Award for mid-length documentary
“I Signed the Petition” (Mahdi Fleifel, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland)