Thessaloniki Documentary Festival winners-online-featured

The 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival moved online for 2020 and ran from 19 to 28 May.

Below is the complete winners’ list for this year’s festival.

The winners

  • The Golden Alexander Award: Welcome to Chechnya (dir. David France) – USA
  • Special Jury Award: Acasă, My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc) – Romania, Finland, Germany
  • The Golden Alexander Newcomers Award: Walchensee Forever (dir. Janna Ji Wonders) – Germany
  • Τhe Special Jury Award (Newcomers): Lady Time (dir. Elina Talvensaari) – Finland
  • The Golden Alexander Film Forward Award: The Year of the Discovery (dir. Luis López Carrasco) – Spain
  • The Mermaid Award (Best LGBTQI-themed film): Welcome to Chechnya (dir. David France) – USA
  • Special Mention (Mermaid Award): Madame (dir. Stéphane Riethauser) – Switzerland
  • Hellenic Parliament Human Values Award: The Self Portrait (dir. Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin) – Norway
  • Greek Film Centre Award: Poems on a Tape Recorder (dir. Yannis Karpouzis) – Greece
  • Amnesty International Award: Aswang (dir. Alyx Ayn Arumpac) – Philippines, France, Norway, Qatar, Germany
  • FIPRESCI Award: Welcome to Chechnya (dir. David France) – USA
  • FIPRESCI Award (Greek Film): The Music of Things (dir. Menios Carayannis) – Greece
  • WIFT GR Award: The Fourth Character (dir. Katerina Patroni) – Greece
  • Best Film Award (Youth Jury): Good Morning, Mr Fotis (dir. Dimitra Kouzi) – Greece
  • Special Jury Award (Youth Jury): Inmates (dir. Iakovos Panourgias, Nikos Voulgaris) – Greece