Docaviv 2020 winners-MTR-featuyred
c. Daniel Binsted

Docaviv has just announced the winners of its 2020 festival, the 22nd edition.

Taking place in a hybrid format, beginning on 3 September through until 12 Seeptember, Docaviv will continue online through the end of the month. The list of films featured online will be announced at festival’s end.

The winners

  • Frank Lowy Award for the Best Israeli Film: Love It Was Not (dir. Maya Sarfaty)
  • Best International Film Award: Collective (dir. Alexander Nanu)
  • Best Short Award: Huntsville Station (dir. Chris Filippone, Jamie Meltzer)
  • Artistic Vision Award: Tokyo Ride (dir. Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka)
  • Beyond the Screen Award: Aswang (dir. Alyx Ayn Arumpac)
  • Best Director Award: The War of Raya Sinitsina (dir. Efim Graboy)
  • Special Jury Award: No Hard Feelings (dir. Arthur Abramov)
  • Best Debut Film: Rain in Her Eyes (dir. Ron Omer)
  • Best Cinematography Award: The War of Raya Sinitsina (DoP. Efim Graboy, Daniel Binsted)
  • Best Editing Award: The Three Yossi (ed. Tor Ben Mayor)
  • Research Award: Kings of Capitol Hill (dir. Mor Loushy)
  • Students Competition: (1) Home (dir. Smadar Epstein Plagi); (2) With Slight Steps (dir. Guy Hodes); (3) Bleeding (dir. Moaad Gader)
  • Student Award (Cinematography): The Last Fishermen in the Sea of Galilee (DoP. Nachshon Taishi Tanaka)
  • Student Award (Editing): With Slight Steps (ed. Yuval Nitzan)
  • NEXT! Award: 99.7% CONVICTIONS (dir. Einat Weizman, Emi Sfard)

As an Academy Award qualifying documentary film festival, the winners of the international competition, Israeli competition, and short competition are automatically eligible, including a 24,900 EUR marketing grant for Love It Was Not.

Featured Image: The War of Raya Sinitsina, a film by Efim Graboy. Credit: Daniel Binsted