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The International Documentary Filmfestival of Amsterdam awarded its prizes

Nov 30, 2021 6:22:36 PM / by Julie Sacré

Mr. Landsbergis wins IDFA Award for Best Film in the International Competition and Octopus wins IDFA Award for Best Film in the Envision Competition. Where are we headed also stands out for the Best Cinematography and the Best First Appearance.


Vignette Mr. Landsbergis

International Competition

Best Film: Mr. Landsbergis by Sergeï Loznitsa
Best Directing: Children of the Mist by Diem Ha Le
Best Cinematography: Where are we Headed by Ruslan Fedotow


Envision Competition

Best Film: Octopus by Karim Kassem
Best Directing: O, Collecting Eggs Despite the Times by Pim Zwier
Best Outstanding Artistic Contribution: One Take Grace by Lindiwe Matshikiza


IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

Best IDFA DocLab for Immersive Non-Fiction: Museum of Austerity by Sacha Wares and John Pring
Special Jury for Creative Technology: Symbiosis by Marcel van Brakel and Mark Meeuwenoord


IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

Best IDFA DocLab for Digital Storytelling: Un(re)solved by Tamara Shogaolu
Special Jury Award for Creative Technology: Ravi and Emma by Kylie Boltin, Ella Rubeli, Ravi Vasavan, and Emma Anderson


IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

Best Short Documentary: Handbook by Pavel Mozhar


IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary

Best Youth Film: Shabu by Shamira Raphaëla


Cross-section Awards

Best First Feature: Where Are We Headed by Ruslan Fedotow
Best Dutch Film: Jason by Maasja Ooms
Best Creative Use of Archive: Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang by Robin Hunzinger

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