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Doc.Sydney Documentary Film Festival 2024 Award Winners Announced!

The 2024 edition of the Doc.Sydney Documentary Film Festival took place earlier this week in wonderful company at Palace Central in Chippendale, home to new releases, international and local art-house cinema. We'd like to thank all of our guests for coming out and enjoying our evenings of independent documentary cinema, hosted by film industry veteran John Samaha.

The official selection included 21 wonderful films hailing from Australia, France, Poland, The Netherlands, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Peru and Belgium. (This year's new online section, the OFF ON selection, remains available for streaming until 21st May, more info on the website,

We are pleased to share with you today the 2024 Doc.Sydney award winners, chosen by the jury panel.

Best Feature Documentary Film

The Mess We Make (Netherlands) by Allard Detiger

Best Short Documentary Film

Leaving Chouchou (France) by Lucie Demange

Best Australian Documentary Film

Impossible Image (Australia) by Karen Pearlman

Best Animated Documentary Film Festival

Slower Animals (United States) by John Christopher Kelley

Best Experimental Documentary Film

Arcadia (Poland) by Małgorzata Paszko

Best Super Short Documentary Film

Fragments (United Kingdom) by Mélodie Roulaud

Congratulations to all!

We'd like to thank Palace Cinemas and Tarkovski Agency for their amazing continued support.

A new Call for Entries for Doc.Sydney 2025 has been launched on FilmFreeway, submit your film now:

See you next year!

(Photography by David Farland)


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