IDFA 2020: The complete winners

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced the winners of all competition programmes during this year’s hybrid festival.

  • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary: Radiograph of a Family (dir. Firouzeh Khosrovani) – Norway, Iran, Switzerland
  • IDFA Award for Best Directing: Gorbachev. Heaven (dir. Vitaly Mansky) – Latvia, Czech Republic
  • IDFA Award for Best Editing: Inside the Red Brick Wall (dir. Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers) – Hong Kong
  • IDFA Award for Best Cinematography: Nemesis (dir. Thomas Imbach) – Switzerland
  • IDFA Award for Best First Appearance: This Rain Will Never Stop (dir. Alina Gorlova) – Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
  • Special Mention (First Appearance): The Last Hillbilly (dir. Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, Thomas Jenkoe) – France, Qatar
  • The FIPRESCI Award: The Fifth Story (dir. Ahmed Abd) – Qatar, Iraq
  • IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary: The Wheel (dir. Nomin Lkhagvasuren) – Mongolia
  • Special Mention (Mid-Length Documentary): The Blue House (dir. Hamedine Kane) – Belgium, Senegal, Cameroon
  • IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary: Dealing With Death (dir. Paul Sin Nam Rigter) – Netherlands
  • Special Mention (Dutch Documentary): Silence of the Tides (dir. Pieter-Rim de Kroon) – Netherlands
  • IDFA Award for Best Short Documentary: Unforgivable (dir. Marlén Viñayo) – El Salvador
  • IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary: Boyi-biyo (dir. Anne Bertille Vopiande Ndeysseit) – Central African Republic, France
  • Special Mention (Student Documentary): I Don’t Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore (dir. Viv Li) – Belgium, China
  • IDFA Award for Best Children’s Documentary: Shadegan (dir. Ako Salemi) – Iran
  • Special Mention (Kids & Docs): An Intermission (dir. Edwin Mingard) – United Kingdom
  • Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award for best creative use of archive: Radiograph of a Family (dir. Firouzeh Khosrovani) – Norway, Iran, Switzerland
  • Special Mention (ReFrame Award): Dormant (dir. Natalia Labaké) – Argentina
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Documentary Stipend: Aboozar Amini
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