Main Award: You Have No Idea How Much I Love You directed by Pawel Lozinski
Jury Statement: 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
Jury Statement: 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
Jury Statement: 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
Jury Statement: 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
Jury Statement: 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 is a 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