After a long and precious 9 days with film screenings that brought stories from all over the world, this edition of DokuFest has come to its end, by announcing the winners.
At the ceremony everyone finally set down to see the films which were shown in open and indoor cinemas in Prizren get the final recognition from the respective juries.
More than 100 films were up in the competition for the big prizes but only a few would get the prize, the stones which are a symbol of this city.
Some of the winning directors were present at this ceremony to express their gratitude to jury, the festival and the audience, while a number of them sent video-messages.
Balkan Dox Competition winner Marija Zidar with “Reconciliation” said she is very happy to receive this award. “This region has important stories. And how important they are has been proven by the successes of Kosovar cinematography in the world”.
In this edition a multitude of events happened, gathering filmmakers, film lovers and people from all around the world to celebrate this special year of DokuFest.
This year was also special due to the immense success of DokuFest’s own Samir Karahoda, the director of “Displaced” in Cannes, and Leart Rama’s global premiere in Locarno Film Festival.
This edition has come to its end but there is more to celebrate, the success of the Kosovar’s cinematography and the ability to bring such bright filmmakers from all over the world.
The awards ceremony was followed by Spike Lee’s “David Byrne’s American Utopia”, a film centered on The Talking Head’s leader, David Byrne and his tour in 2019.
We danced, we laughed and we loved the films we saw!
See you next year!
Read below the winners of DokuFest this year:
BEST BALKAN NEWCOMER – SPECIAL MENTION
TELENOVELA GREY-SCALE IN COLOR BY FILIP MARTINOVIC
BEST BALKAN NEWCOMER - WINNER
RAMPART BY MARKO GRBA SINGH
DRIVER BY VALTER LUCAJ
NATIONAL COMPETITION - SPECIAL MENTION
MARDHË BY FLAKA KOKOLLI
NATIONAL COMPETITION - WINNER
A CHILD BY BEKIM GURI
INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION - WINNER
THE CRIMINALS BY SERHAT KARAASLAN
GREEN DOX COMPETITION - WINNER
WHITE ON WHITE BY VIERA ČÁKANYOVÁ
HUMAN RIGHTS DOX COMPETITION - WINNER
OUR MEMORY BELONGS TO US BY RAMI FARAH
TRUTH DOX COMPETITION - SPECIAL MENTION
THE SILENCE OF THE MOLE BY ANAIS TARACENA
TRUTH DOX COMPETITION - WINNER
WRITING WITH FIRE BY RINTU THOMAS AND SUSHMIT GHOSH
INT’L DOX COMPETITION / SHORT DOX - WINNER
THE RIFLE MAN BY SIERRA PETTENGILL
INT’L DOX COMPETITION / FEATURE DOX - WINNER
WE BY ALICE DIOP
BALKAN DOX COMPETITION - WINNER
RECONCILIATION BY MARIJA ZIDAR