THE WINNERS 2021


THE WINNERS OF THE MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL

DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL DOKER 2021


FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION


BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

HER MOTHERS by Asia Dér & Sári Haragonics (Hungary)


BEST DIRECTOR

A NEW SHIFT by Jindřich Andrš (Czech Republic)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

DIRTY FEATHERS by Carlos Alfonso Corral (USA – Mexico)

Cinematographer – Nini Blanco


BEST EDITING

HER MOTHERS by Asia Dér & Sári Haragonics (Hungary)

Editor – Flóra Erdélyi


SPECIAL MENTION

LONG SHOT by Vladimir Golovnev (Russia)


JURY:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria)

Jordana Berg (Brazil)

Maya Kuzina (Russia)



JURY’S STATEMENT:


We had the chance to see 11 films that impressed us in many ways and showed us once again how important documentary film is, especially in the present, in order to better understand ourselves and the challenges of our society. For example, that equality, tolerance and dignified coexistence of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, are unfortunately not yet a matter of course everywhere. Or how complex the path to unemployment and retraining can be.


One film that impressed us with the humorous observation of its protagonists and which we understand in the broadest sense as a homage to cinema, we would like to mention here: A Special Mention goes to the film "Long Shot" by VLADIMIR GOLOVNEV. We admire Vladimir’s perseverance, enthusiasm and care for the film culture in Russia, and hope to see more of his films in the future.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION


BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

THE GETAWAY by Nikita Popkov (Russia)


SPECIAL MENTIONS

RAISA by Dorota Migas-Mazur (Poland)

ILLUSIONE by Lorenzo Quagliozzi (Italy)


JURY:

Nadja Tennstedt (Germany)

Danae Elon (Israel – Canada)

Giedrė Žickytė (Lithuania)



JURY’S STATEMENT:

THE GETAWAY: Every frame of this film is full of wonder, inspiration and surprise successfully depicting a mesmerizing portrait of boyhood during the challenging time of Covid-19. The filmmaker has found a unique and refreshing cinematic language to depict his world both internally and externally. The jury felt unanimously that this filmmaker showed great talent and courage to explore telling a story in new and visually evocative ways.


ILLUSIONE- A beautiful film both conceptually and in storytelling. Bringing still photographs to life with carefully choreographed camera movements and a rich soundscape, the filmmaker uses a refreshing approach to depicting the story solely with archives and succeeds in merging content and form.


RAISA- The film touched us deeply for its depiction of a woman's story. The filmmaker not only chose her as the main subject but explored in the most sensitive ways how her character is revealed. The superb cinematographic approach, the intimacy and the attention to detail are beautifully captured creating a meaningful portrait of an inspiring mother.

THE AUDIENCE AWARD

THE WAR OF RAYA SINITSINA by Efim Graboy (Israel)


BEST IT DOCUMENTARY

CAUGHT IN THE NET by Vít Klusák & Barbora Chalupová (Czech Republic)