Docudays UA 2021: The complete winners

    On 2 April 2021, the 18th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival announced its complete winners.

    After a full week and over 105 films, and some 30 online events, the DOCU/WORLD, DOCU/UKRAINE, and DOCU/SHORT competitions, as well as RIGHTS NOW! (for a creative documentary that makes a significant contribution to the discussion of human dignity, freedom, and equality), the student award, and the audience award were all handed out.

    As part of Docudays UA industry programme DOCU/PRO, 7 awards were also handed out as part of the country-focused UKRAINIAN DOC PREVIEW.

    Docudays UA 2021 Winners

    • DOCU/WORLD: Taming the Garden (dir. Salome Jashi)
    • DOCU/UKRAINE: Ivan’s Land (dir. Andrii Lysetskyi)
      • Special Mention: Salt from Bonneville (dir. Simon Mozgovy)
    • DOCU/SHORT: AN OCEAN (dir. Paul Scheufler)
      • Special Mention: The White Death of the Black Wizard (dir. Rodrigo Ribeiro)
    • RIGHTS NOW!: A Colombian Family (dir. Tanja Wol Sørensen)
      • Special Mention: Unseen (dir. Maia Martiniak) & Things We Dare Not Do (dir. Bruno Santamaría Razo)
    • Current Time TV Favourite: This Rain Will Never Stop (dir. Alina Gorlova)
    • Andriy Matrosov Prize: As Far As Possible (dir. Ganna Iaroshevych)
      • Special Mention: Roses. Film-Cabaret (dir. Irena Stetsenko)
    • Student Jury Prize: Petit Samedi (dir. Paloma Sermon-Daï)
      • Special Mention: Salt from Bonneville (dir. Simon Mozgovy) & Unseen (dir. Maia Martiniak)
    • Audience Award: There Will Be No More Night (dir. Éléonore Weber)

    Ukrainian Doc Preview Winners

    • Current Time TV Post-production Award: Expedition 49 (dir. Alisa Kovalenko)
    • KINO42 Screening Award: Expedition 49 (dir. Alisa Kovalenko)
    • East Silver Caravan Award: Fragments of Ice (dir. Maria Stoianova)
    • Sunny Side of the Doc Accreditation Award: Florian’s Witnesses (dir. Oleksiy Radynski)
    • DAE Membership Award: Florian’s Witnesses (dir. Oleksiy Radynski)
    • EWA Network Membership Awards: Alisa Kovalenko (dir. Expedition 49) & Lyuba Knorozok (prod. Florian’s Witnesses)
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