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Award Winners for the Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival 2024 announced.

The 2024 edition of the Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival came to an end after a week of screening documentary film gems coming from Belgium and all around the world. As is tradition, the festival took place at Ghent's beloved independent cinema Studio Skoop, where guests could also enjoy a free drink at the cosy Skoop Café.

"What struck me most was the profound emotional impact these documentaries had on the audience. Unlike narrative films, which often aim for instant gratification or cheap thrills, documentaries have this remarkable ability to delve into the depths of human experiences and societal issues. They challenge us to confront uncomfortable realities and broaden our perspectives." says Festival Director Kris De Meester. "'Gestolen Leven' stood out at the festival, focusing on adoption fraud in a Q&A session with filmmaker Daniel Lambo and subject Rani T'Kindt. The film delved into the complexities of deceit and exploitation within adoption processes. Its impact extended beyond traditional storytelling, sparking meaningful dialogue and raising awareness.”

Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival is pleased to share with you this morning the award winners of  2024:

Best Documentary Feature Film:

The Mountains (Denmark) by Christian Einshøj

Best Documentary Medium Lenght Film

Koka (Poland) by Aliaksandr Tsymbaliuk

Best Documentary Short

Piblokto (Russian Federation) by Anastasia Shubina, Timofey Glinin

Best Experimental Documentary Film:

Song of Homecoming (Belgium) by Alex Schuurbiers

Best Underground Documentary Film:

Darwin Nix (United States) by Brice Goldberg

Best Cinéma Vérité Film

Novembre (Canada) by Iphigénie Marcoux Fortier, Karine van Ameringen

Best Essay Film:

Listen to the wallflowers (Norway) by Johanne Wilbrink

Best Society Documentary Film:

Sister Of Mine (Poland) by Mariusz Rusinski

Best LGBTQ+ Documentary Film:

A Body Like Mine (Germany) by Maja Classen

Best Hybrid Documentary Film:

My Orange Garden (Germany) by Anna-Sophia Richard

Best Belgian Documentary Film:

Song of Homecoming (Belgium) by Alex Schuurbiers

Congratulations to all!

The Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival would like to thank Studio Skoop and Velvet Room for their continued support, and all guests for coming out to enjoy another week full of independent documentary cinema.

Starting today, filmmakers can submit their work to the 2025 edition of the festival: See you all next year!


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