IDFA 2021: The complete winners

    The 34th edition IDFA announced the winners of the competition programs during the IDFA 2021 Awards Ceremony. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam’s Compagnietheater, in addition to being live-streamed.

    IDFA 2021 winner

    • Best Film: Mr. Landsbergis (Lithuania, Netherlands) by Sergei Loznitsa
    • Best Directing in the International Competition: Diem Ha Le for Children of the Mist (Vietnam)
    • Best Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis for Mr. Landsbergis (Lithuania, Netherlands)
    • IDFA Award for Best Cinematography: Where Are We Headed (Belarus, Russia), filmed and directed by Ruslan Fedotow.
    • Best Film in Envision Competition: Octopus (Lebanon, Qatar, United States).
    • Best Directing in the Envision Competition: Pim Zwier for O, Collecting Eggs Despite the Times (Netherlands)
    • Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Lindiwe Matshikiza for One Take Grace (South Africa).
    • Envision Special Mention: Skin (Brazil) by Marcos Pimentel.
    • IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction: Museum of Austerity (United Kingdom).
    • Special Jury Award for Creative Technology: Symbiosis (Netherlands).
    • IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling: Un(re)solved (United States, Netherlands).
    • The Special Jury Award for Creative Technology: Ravi and Emma (Australia) by Kylie Boltin, Ella Rubeli, Ravi Vasavan, and Emma Anderson.
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary: Handbook (Germany, Belarus) by Pavel Mozhar
    • Special Mention: Wolf Whispers (France) by Chloé Belloc.
    • Best Youth Film: Shamira Raphaëla for Shabu (Netherlands, Belgium).
    • Special Mention in the IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary: Water, Wind, Dust, Bread (Iran) by Mahdi Zamanpoor Kiasari.
    • Best First Feature: Where Are We Headed (Belarus, Russia), directed by Ruslan Fedotow.
    • Special Mention: Children of the Mist (Vietnam) by Diem Ha Le.
    • Best Dutch Film: Maasja Ooms for Jason (Netherlands).
    • Special Mention: Housewitz (Netherlands) by Oeke Hoogendijk.
    • FIPRESCI Award: Jafar Najafi for Makeup Artist (Iran).
    • Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award for Best Creative Use of Archive: Robin Hunzinger for Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang (France).
    • Special Mention: Sergei Loznitsa for Babi Yar. Context (Netherlands, Ukraine)
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