The international jury consisting of Mira Staleva, Lutz Penert, Sibel Tekin determined the awards in the feature length competition categories from the competitive selection:
AWARD FOR THE BEST FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY:
NO PLACE FOR YOU IN OUR TOWN, director: Nikolay Stefanov – Bulgaria, 2022.
LONELY OAKS / Vegiss Meyn Nicht, directors: Fabiana Fragale, Kilian Kullendahl, Jens Mühlhoff – Germany, 2023.
The international jury in the medium-length and short film section was Petya Nakova, Ensar Altay and Yainnis Kolozis
AWARD FOR THE BEST MEDIUM-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY:
THE ARTIST’S DAUGHTER. OIL ON CANVAS, directors: Margarita Linton and Yaniv Linton, Israel, 2022.
„Because, it starts based on a personal simple wish, then reaching deep emotions at the same time creating clever story and shocking finale. Of course for asking the right questions about society and family.“
THE ILLUSION OF ABUNDANCE, directors: Erika Gonzalez Ramirez and Mathieu Litaer – Belgium, 2022.
„Dedicated work on an important topic, well structured narrative and personal stories.“
THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM:
FATHER’S LAND, director: Francesco Di Gioia – Italy, 2021.
„For its ingenious matching of stunning archive footage with poetic voice over, thus highlighting the essence of its subject.“
YESTERDAY WILL BE BETTER, director: Philippe Fenwick – France, 2023
„For its minimal yet abundant approach that lets the viewer get lost in its story.“
SPECIAL AWARDS BY АERO VISION:
ONE PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL, directors: Ilian Metev, Zlatina Teneva, Ivan Chertov – Bulgaria, 2022
CHILDHOOD 2:0, director: Atanas Hristoskov- Bulgaria, 2023
FISHING FOR LITTER, director: Sotiris Danezis – Germany, 2023
SPECIAL AWARDS BY MS STUDIO – FOR AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH:
VEGISS MEYN NICHT – LONЕLY OAKS, directos: Fabiana Fragale, Jens Mühlhoff, Kilian Kuhlendahl – Germany, 2023
FATHER’S LAND, director: FrancescoDi Gioia – Italy, 2021