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Winners of Docudays UA-2016

31 March 2016

13th International documentary films about human rights festival has ended in Kyiv. The awards ceremony was held on March 31th in Cinema House. Hosts of the ceremony: festival moderators Marina Stepanska and Oleksandr Vynogradov.

 

Films were competing for prizes in categories: DOCU/LIFE, DOCU/RIGHT, DOCU/SHORT, DOCU/UKRAINE and for the special prize from Students’ Jury. The festivals’ Orzanizing Committee favorite is awarded with the Andriy Matrosov Award. After the ceremony was the Ukrainian premiere of the documentary film Mariupolis the Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius.

 

During the closing ceremony the results of "The Guardian Goes Ukraine" national contest were announced as well. The final pitching included six documentary projects, three of which were awarded by the jury. The £5,000 grant from the British publication The Guardian has won the Match of Her Life project by Alisa Kovalenko. The British Council in Ukraine and Docudays UA have also chosen the winners. Docudays UA has granted £3,000 to Semen Mozhovy and his project The Story of the Winter Garden. The British Council gave the grant (£3,000) to the Lenin-Fall project by Svitlana Shymko.

 

Docudays UA 2016 Winners:

 

DOCU/LIFE

 

Main Prize

THY FATHER'S CHAIR

dir. Àlex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi

Italy-USA-Spain

2015, 74’

 

For its superb and precise depiction of a hidden and claustrophobic world full of memory and pain, the directors beautifully realize a work of cinematic accomplishment that makes for one of the most expansively human portraits we’ve ever had the privilege to see . It is, simply put, a big film.

 

Honourable mention

VARTA1, LVIV, UKRAINE

dir. Yuriy Hrytsyna

Ukraine

2015, 63’

 

This thoroughly original vision introduced us to an incredibly exciting cinematic voice in the Ukrainian landscape. Displaying artistic courage, the director dared to choose an off-road narrative of an epic event whilst completely exploding the documentary form in a thrilling way.

 

DOCU/RIGHT

 

Main Prize

CALL ME MARIANNA

dir. Karolina Bielawska

Poland

2015, 75’

 

For the humanity and the capacity to stand for your rights despite internal and external obstacles in spite of physical pain and everyone’s rejection.

 

Honourable mention

CENSORED VOICES

dir. Mor Loushy

Israel-Germany

2015, 87’ (diploma)

 

For the powerful and important archival work. For the musings over the difficult questions through the soldiers' doubts that unveil the ugly face of war.

 

Honourable mention

AMONG THE BELIEVERS

dir. Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi

USA-Pakistan

2015, 84’

 

For showing the difficult contradictions inside the Muslim world and the ability of civic society to resist the inextricable circle of violence. For giving the word to each of the sides when it seems that the dialogue is impossible.

 

DOCU/SHORT

 

Main prize

END OF THE WORLD

dir. Monika Pawluczuk

Poland

2015, 40’

 

A film of natural insight, this emotional, balanced, well structured film discusses loneliness, and longing, caring, affection, and courage in everyday city life, making a strong statement about making a difference through humanity and the art of listening. 

 

Special mention

SALAMANCA

dir. Ruslan Fedotow, Aleksandra Kulak

Russia

2015, 41’

 

A film built around powerful visual compositions that truly stay with you. This harmonical, poetical film contemplates the crucial moments when we reach the most difficult choices in your lives, circling from childhood to old age, with a unique view inside an isolated community.

 

DOCU/UKRAINE

 

Main prize

PEOPLE WHO CAME TO POWER

dir. Oleksiy Radynski, Tomáš Rafa

Ukraine

2015, 17’

 

This film is at the same time raw, controversial, and understanding. It’s powerhouse film making with immediacy you can’t turn your head away from. It offers insights, and allows access into an enormously difficult situation of violence, conflict and illusion.

 

Special mention

REVE TA STOHNE ON TOUR

dir. Nadia Parfan

Poland-Ukraine

2016, 30’

 

This bittersweet, tragicomical and universal story about artistic struggle and friendship was our emotional favorite, showing a wonderful chemistry between the two protagonists, and building the atmosphere in a genuine and organic way. 

 

STUDENTS’ JURY AWARD

 

PANORAMA

dir. Yuriy Shylov

Ukraine

2015, 27’

 

For the prosperty of film art.

 

ANDRIY MATROSOV AWARD FROM THE DOCUDAYS UA ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 

 

TEN SECONDS

dir. Yuliia Hontaruk

Ukraine

2016, 69’

 

For creating the convincing sensation of fragility and vulnerability of life. For the ability to hear, love, and accept the people with their contradictions. For the masterful visualization of overwhelming despair and unbreakable optimism combined in the same people at the moment of tragic Mariupol shelling.

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

 

DAVID & ME

dir. Ray Klonsky, Mark Lamy

Canada

2014, 79’

 

Also the LETTER TO FEST festival distributor have chosen the best Ukrainian documentary of the Docudays UA'2016 program. It is a film Panorama by Yuriy Shylov. The prize from the distributor is a certificate for a free submission to 50 international film festivals.

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