Beldocs announces 2023 award winners

The 16th Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival ended with a grand ceremony at the Yugoslav Film Archive. Over 100 films were showcased across 13 program units, emphasizing fresh expressions and visually striking documentaries.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fortifications by Tijana Petrović won Best Film (Serbian Competition), exploring the human-nature relationship with visually stunning craftsmanship. ThIIIrd by Karim Kassem claimed Best Film in the International Competition, immersing viewers with compassionate storytelling. The International Competition Special Mention went to Adieu Sauvage (dir. Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento). Editing and Cinematography awards were bestowed on Invoked (Luka Papić and Srđa Vučo) and Aurora’s Dream (Dragana Jovanović), respectively.

Anna Hints received the Eurimages Audentia Award for Best Female Director for Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, providing a safe space for women to share stories and cleanse body and soul. Zsófia Paczolay’s Budapest Silo was awarded Best Film in the Short Film competition for its powerful portrayal of the connection between a man and a space.

The festival celebrated exceptional documentaries that captured hearts and amplified diverse voices. The 16th Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival demonstrated the power of storytelling and the importance of solidarity in creating meaningful connections.

What about a donation, for full access and 2-3 print copies in your mail a year?
(Modern Times Review is a non-profit organisation, and really appreciate such support from our readers.) 

Modern Times Review
Modern Times Review
Industry news is made by us. Contact Steve Rickinson.

The first signs of war

UKRAINE: A compellingly grim account of the country's descent into war.

Filming the right-wing with ‘an open heart’

HOMOPHOBIA: Polish Prayers unravels the trajectory of a young Pole as he journeys away from the homophonic, ultra-conservative Brotherhood

Growing up under the approaching storm clouds of war

UKRAINE: The lives of ordinary teenagers in Ukraine's Donbas region as they navigate adolescence, dreams, and the devastating impact of conflict on their futures.

A frozen art for futile times

ART: With the slogan ethics before aesthetics, a group of Serbian artists collectively looked to draw attention to the negative social trends of the time.

Where civilisation began

NATURE: Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through space and time while honouring the majesty and fragility of our planet's waterways.

Coming of age in times of war

UKRAINE: An achingly tender film about growing up and a moving contemplation on life itself.
- Advertisement -spot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you