Meet the winners of 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival!

On 16 May in Teatr Studio in Warszawa a gala ceremony was held at which 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival awards were given. The Grand Prix went to the Macedonian film “Honeyland” directed by Lubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska. The award was given by Wojciech Rybak, member of the Management Board of Bank Millennium, who was represented the naming rights sponsor.

This year “Honeyland” directed by Lubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska won the laurels and was appreciated not only by the jury of the Grand Prix – Bank Millennium Award.

In the Main Competition of the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival there were 13 films contending for the Grand Prix – Bank Millennium Award and 8 000 euro. The best film was selected by the following jury: Leila Hosseini – a film scholar and programmer of the Iranian “Cinema Verite” documentary film festival, Michał Marczak – director, Hanna Polak – director.

The jury gave the Grand Prix to “Honeyland” for a deeply moving portrait of a pure and humble soul. A soul full of love and free from greed, which teaches us a profound lesson on what it means to be in harmony with nature. The award goes to the whole team and Hatiga for their incredible cooperation and talent, with which they told this story to the world.

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The jury awarded a Special Mention to the film “Marek Edelman ...and There Was Love in the Ghetto”, directed by Jolanta Dylewska, for the graceful message that love always wins.

The Grand Prix has been funded by the Festival Sponsor: Bank Millennium

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THIS IS THE FULL LIST OF AWARDS GIVEN DURING THE 16TH MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY

Lower Silesia Grand Prix - Award of the Marshall of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Winner: “The Proposal” by Jill Magid

Special Mention: "In Touch", reż. Paweł Ziemilski

The Silesian Grand Prix - the Award of the Marshall of the Silesian Voivodeship

Winner: “Honeyland”, dir. Lyubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska

Mayor of Gdynia Award

Winner: “Honeyland”, dir. Lyubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska

Bydgoszcz ART.DOC Award

Winner: “Honeyland”, dir. Lyubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska

Special Mentions: „Cold Case Hammarskjöld” by Mads Brügger, „Srbenka” by Nebojša Slijepčević

The Amnesty International Polska Award

Winner: “Srbenka”, dir. Nebojša Slijepčević

Special Mention: „Dark Suns”, dir. Julien Elie

The National Geographic Award for Best Cinematography

Winner: “Los Reyes”, cinematographer: Pablo Valdés

The patron of this award is National Geographic Polska.

Green Warsaw Award

Winner: “Sheep Hero”, dir. Ton van Zantvoort

The Chopin’s Nose Award

Winner: “The Proposal”, dir. Jill Magid

The award is funded by the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute.

Warsaw Documentary Award

Winner: „#Female Pleasure” by Barbara Miller

The award is funded by the City of Warsaw.

“Co Jest Grane 24” Readers’ Choice Award

Winner: „#Female Pleasure” by Barbara Miller

The patron of this award is Co Jest Grane 24" magazine

The “Zwierciadło” Award for the Best Film on Psychology

Winner: “Where We Belong”, dir. Jacqueline Zünd

The patron of this award is Zwierciadło magazine.

The “Focus” Award for the Biggest Personality of the Festival

Winner: Lutz Kayser, the protagonist of “Fly Rocket Fly”, dir. Oliver Shwehm

The Documentary Academy Award

Winner: “América”, dir. Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside

This year the Festival took place on 10-19 May in Warszawa, Wrocław and Lublin, in Bydgoszcz on 12-19 May, in Katowice on 13-19 May and in Gdynia on 15-24 May.