The 2022 IDFA Forum Awards have been announced, each coming with a cash prize of €1,500.
For Best Pitch, Kani Lapuerta’s Niñxs (Mexico, Germany) was awarded. The film follows Karla, a 14-year-old trans girl, who, together with the director weave their stories of transition. Then, the award for Best Rough Cut went to Alison O’Daniel’s The Tuba Thieves (USA), a film asks the question: What does it mean to listen? The IDFA Forum Awards jury featured Gugi Gumilang, Marieke van den Bersselaar, and Natalia Libet.
Finally, the IDFA DocLab Forum jury, consisting of Faye Kabali-Kagwa, Marie Blondiaux, and Zeina Abi Assy, awarded We Speak Their Names In Hushed Tones, produced by South Africa’s Electric South – a story of migration through the family members that stay on the continent.