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Doc.Berlin 2022: Award Winners Unveiled

Dec 16, 2022 - Over the past few days, the Doc.Berlin once again hosted its annual event at the historic Babylon cinema in Berlin. The festival was happy to welcome a number of filmmakers, Jade Eisner, Darja Preuss, Brenda Jorde, Dimitri Argyriou, Peter Becz, Jasmina Saleh, Alice Tomassini, Marko Loncarevic, Gala Hernandez Lopez, Niccolo Montanari and Heiko Aufdermauer.

Kris De Meester, festival director, looks back: “This years edition was an amazing experience. The turnout was overwhelming. Even so that weren't able to find a seat for so many people, which was such a pity. It however means that Doc.Berlin is so relevant in the festival scene.” He adds, “I would like to thank the amazing people at Babylon for their professionalism and support, it wouldn't have been possible without their dedication.”

Cherrypicked out of more than 1200 submissions, this year's official selection included 27 wonderful films hailing from Greece, Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Iran, Canada, Brazil, USA, UK, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, and Germany. We are pleased to share with you today the 2022 Doc.Berlin award winners, chosen by the jury panel.

Best Feature Documentary Film: Berlin Bytch Love (Germany) by Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke

Best Short Documentary Film: I Miss You, Marius (Hungary) by Péter Becz

Best Experimental Documentary Film: The Mechanics of Fluids (France) by Gala Hernández López

Best Underground Documentary Film: Poison (Belgium) by Louve Dubuc Babinet

Best Cinéma Vérité Film: The Shell (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Marko Lončarević

Best Animated Documentary Film: Scars (Canada) by Alex Anna

Best Essay Film: Time Capsule (USA) by Lauren Loesberg

Best Found Footage Film: Heimat (Italy) by Giovanni Montagnana

Best LGBTQ+ Documentary Film: Sone Moon (USA) by Jade Eisner

Best Connecting Cultures Film: I Never Had Dreams of My Son (Ukraine) by Jason Blevins

Best Poetic Documentary Film: Dear Doctor, (UK) by Jasmina Saleh

Best Super Short Documentary Film: Under the skin (Germany) by Leve Kühl

Best German Documentary Film: We're happy here (Germany) by Mara Božić, Darja Preuss

Congratulations to all!

About Doc.Berlin:

Doc.Berlin is part of Doc.World, a new global network of documentary film festivals, with festivals in London, Berlin, Ghent and Boston. As a celebration of the cinematic and visual arts, these documentary festivals will bring diverse international films to our community and showcase the best regional and international filmmakers.


Source: Doc.Berlin, 16/12/2022.


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