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.
- 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