IDFA 2023: the complete winners

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced the winners of this year’s festival.

  • IDFA Award for Best Film – International Competition: 1489, dir. Shoghakat Vardanyan
  • IDFA Award for Best Directing – International Competition: Life Is Beautiful, dir. Mohamed Jabaly
  • IDFA Award for Best Editing – International Competition: The World Is Family, editor Anand Patwardhan
  • IDFA Award for Best Cinematography – International Competition: Flickering Lights, cinematographers Anupama Srinivasan, Vandita Jain and Mrinmoy Mondal
  • IDFA Award for Best Film – Envision Competition: Canuto’s Transformation, dir. Ariel Kuaray Ortega and Ernesto de Carvalho
  • IDFA Award for Best Directing – Envision Competition: Silence of Reason, dir. Kumjana Novakova
  • IDFA Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution – Envision Competition: Canuto’s Transformation, dir. Ariel Kuaray Ortega and Ernesto de Carvalho
  • IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction: Turbulence: Jamais Vu, dir. Ben Joseph Andrews and Emma Roberts
  • Special Jury Award for Creative Technology for Immersive Non-Fiction: Natalie’s Trifecta, dir. Natalie Paneng
  • IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling: Anouschka, dir. Tamara Shogaolu
  • Special Jury Award for Creative Technology for Digital Storytelling: Borderline Visible, dir. Ant Hampton
  • Special Mention – IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling: Despelote, dir. Julián Cordero and Sebastian Valbuena
  • IDFA Award for Best Short Documentary: At That Very Moment, dir. Rita Pauls and Federico Luis Tachella
  • Special Mention – Short Documentary: My Father, dir. Pegah Ahangarani
  • IDFA Award for Best Youth Documentary (13+): Sister of Mine, dir. Mariusz Rusiński
  • IDFA Award for Best Youth Documentary (9-12): And a Happy New Year, dir. Sebastian Mulder
  • Special Mention – Youth Documentary Competition: Boyz, dir. Sylvain Cruiziat
  • IDFA Award for Best First Feature: Chasing the Dazzling Light, dir. Yaser Kassab
  • IDFA Award for Best Dutch Film: Gerlach, dir. Aliona van der Horst and Luuk Bouwman
  • Special Mention – Best Dutch Film: Mother Suriname – Mama Sranan, dir. Tessa Leuwsha
  • Beeld & Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award: Selling a Colonial War, dir. In-Soo Radstake
  • Special Mention – Beeld & Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award: Milisuthando, dir. Milisuthando Bongela
  • FIPRESCI Award: 1489, dir. Shoghakat Vardanyan
  • IDFA Forum Award for Best Pitch: Son of the Streets, dir. Mohammed Almughanni
  • IDFA Forum Award for Best Rough Cut: Coexistence, My Ass!, dir. Amber Fares
  • IDFA DocLab Forum Award: Turbulence, dir. Ben Joseph Andrews and Emma Roberts

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