Ji.hlava IDFF 2021: The complete winners

At Saturday’s closing ceremony, The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival announced the winners for its 25th edition, held physically from 26 – 31 October, 2021.

Ji.hlava IDFF 25 winners

Opus Bonum

Opus Bonum Award: Lines (dir. Barbora Sliepková)
Special mention: When Flowers are not Silent (dir. Andrei Kutsila)
Best Central and East European Film: You Are Ceausescu to Me (dir. Sebastian Mihăilescu)
Special Mention Central and East European Film: When Flowers Are Not Silent (dir. Andrei Kutsila)
Best editing: Dark Light Voyage (dir. Tin Dirdamal)
Best cinematography: You Are Ceausescu to Me (dir. Sebastian Mihăilescu)
Best documentary debut film: Lines (dir. Barbora Sliepková)
Best original approach: No Desire to Hide (dir. Rikun Zhu)
Best Sound Design: Lines (dir. Barbora Sliepková)
Students jury award: Yoon (dir. Pedro Figueiredo Neto, Ricardo Falcão)

Czech Joy

Czech Joy Award: Brotherhood (dir. Francesco Montagner)
Special mention: Ordeal (dir. Zuzana Piussi)
Special mention: Preparations for film T (dir. Milan Klepikov)
Best editing: Out in Force (dir. Martin Mareček)
Bests Sound Design: Love, Dad (dir. Diana Cam Van Nguyen)
Best cinematography: Brotherhood (dir. Francesco Montagner)
Students jury award: Leaving Beginnings Behind (dir. Linda Kallistová Jablonská)

Testimonies

Testimonies: How to Kill a Cloud (dir. Tuija Halttunen)
Special mention: From the Wild Sea (dir. Robin Petré)
Special mention: Dark Red Forest (dir. Jin Huaqing)
Special mention: Gorbachev.Heaven (dir. Vitaly Mansky)

Short Joy

Winner: Open mountain (dir. Maria Rojas Arias) – Colombia, Portugal

Fascinations

Winner: In and Out a Window (dir. Richard Tuohy, Dianna Barrie) – Australia
Czech Winner: Beautiful Solutions (dir. Eliška Cílková)

Audience Award

Winner: Heaven (dir. Adéla Špaljová, Tomáš Etzler)

Contribution to Cinema Award 2021:

Recipient: Jana Ševčíková

Silver Eye Awards 2021

Winner: Mara (dir. Sasha Kulak) – Belarus
Special Mention: Orpheus (dir. Vadim Kostrov) – Russia
Best Short Documentary: Sounds Of Weariness (dir. Taymour Boulos) – Belgium, Lebanon, Hungary, Portugal

Festival Poster Award

Winner: One World. International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2021
Audience Choice: 40. Istanbul Film Festival 2021

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