15/08/2021

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

AUDIENCE AWARD

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