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Winners of 12th Docudays UA

26 March 2015

12th International documentary films about human rights festival has ended in Kyiv. The awards ceremony was held on March 26th  in Cinema House in Kyiv. Hosts of the ceremony: festival moderators Irina Zaytseva and Oleksandr Vynogradov.

 

Films were competing for prizes in three categories: DOCU/LIFE, DOCU/RIGHT, DOCU/SHORT, and for the special prize from Students’ Jury. The festivals’ Orzanizing Committee favorite is awarded with the Andriy Matrosov Award. After the ceremony was screened a film which won an Audience Award.

 

Docudays UA 2015 Winners:

DOCU/LIFE

Main Prize

TOGETHER 

dir. Denis Shabaev            

Russia

2014, 52'

 

For innovation, inspiration and character development. The film is created in a restricted yet original way, and successfully explores storytelling from a child's point of view. The characters are allowed to develop both personally and in relation to each other with great warmth and humor. The winner is a true inspiration to all aspiring filmmakers. It's extremely hard to make something look this easy.

 

Honorary Diploma:

DEEP LOVE

dir. Jan P. Matuszyński                

Poland

2013, 84'

 

For a beautiful depiction of the fight within and the struggle between following your passion and considering others. In this film the director has managed to capture the complex relationship between two people in love, as well as painting a nuanced picture of the process of rehabilitation.

 

DOCU/RIGHT

Main Prize:

GOD'S WILL

dir. Beata Bubenec            

Russia

2013, 55'

 

Honorary Diploma:

MINERS SHOT DOWN     

dir. Rehad Desai                

South Africa

2014, 86'

 

Honorary Diploma to the protagonist:

A GOAT FOR A VOTE      

dir. Jeroen van Velzen

The Netherlands

2013, 51'

To Magdeline.

 

DOCU/SHORT

Main Prize:

STARTING POINT

dir. Michał Szcześniak

Poland

 

For a film which shows, in a cinematic way the uncertainty of the character and her special connection with her soulmate, who inspires her to find a meaning of life again.

 

Honorary Diploma:

THE PE TEACHER, GOLD, AND THE RIVER

dir. Amanbek Azhymat

Kyrgyzstan

2014, 28'

 

For a film which is beautifully shot, and tells the story of an unknown place, presenting the characters in their struggle to survive in harsh living conditions with a lightness and a sense of humor.

 

Honorary Diploma to the protagonist:

THE DOCTOR LEAVES LAST

dir. Svitlana Shymko

Hungary, Ukraine

2014, 26’

 

For the charismatic and courageous protagonist, who is ready to go to the end for the cause she believes in.

 

STUDENTS’ JURY AWARD

Main Prize:

A GOAT FOR A VOTE      

dir. Jeroen van Velzen

The Netherlands

2013, 51'

 

For diversity, topicality and gender sensitivity.

 

Honorary Diploma:

HAPPILY EVER AFTER  

dir. Tatjana Božić               

Croatia, the Netherlands

2014, 83'

 

For openness to the audience and sincerity to oneself.

 

ANDRIY MATROSOV AWARD FROM THE DOCUDAYS UA ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 

MAIDAN EVERYWHERE

dir. Kateryna Gornostai

Ukraine

2015, 36’

 

For the victorious spirit of freedom.

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

My HOME

dir. Jiří Stejskal

Czech Republic

2014, 84'


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