Awards for 2017
Last Men in Aleppo: Firas Fayyad
, Steen Johannessen
The jury says that the film has a "devastating emotional immediacy plunges us into a Shakespearean tragedy of a people striving to retain their humanity in the face of impossible realities."
New Vision Award
Life Imitation: Zhou Chen
"Without spectacle and with deep ambivalence, the film creates an intimate portrait of the performance of the self in a hypermediated world, calmly casting an insistent gaze on shifting experiences of sociality, gender, and technology."
New Vision Award - Honorable Mention
The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa: Ane Hjort Guttu
, Daisuke Kosugi
The jury praises this "unique collaboration that explores the place of the personal within an immediately recognizable global context in which even our dreams are for sale. Grounded by an exceptional central performance, this film is at once formally precise and playfully surrealist."
Politiken's Audience Award
Radio Kobanî: Reber Dosky
"We have chosen a beautifully crafted film - a film about life and death, war and peace, the loss of hope in humanity and the regaining of that hope. The film is a fiercely intimate piece as well as a rigorously researched piece of citizen journalism."
F:ACT Award - Honorable Mention