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Ji.hlava Industry Awards 2022

Forest  director Lidia Duda and producer Adrianna Redzia



The awards were accorded to the most promising European and U.S. documentary projects presented at the 2nd edition of the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum on Friday night.


Altogether 26 projects (16 from Europe and 10  from U.S.) in the development, production and post-production stage were presented at Ji.hlava IDFF. The jury was composed by the artistic director Berlinale Carlo Chatrian, U.S. film producer Michael Rogosin, and Ewa Szablowska, artistic director of New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland.


The jury awarded seven projects. The main awards went to Polish project Forest directed by Lidia Duda and to U.S.-Columbian co-production Recording Mary directed by Mike Crane.


The awards for the Best Festival Poster and Silver Eye Award for best short documentary in the East Silver Market were also handed out.


Please find the list of awards below:




(more info and stills from the projects here):


Ji.hlava New Visions Award 2022 for the most promising European project

in cooperation with UPP and Soundsquare Post-production services in the value of 15,000 EUR (UPP) and 5,000 EUR (Soundsquare).


Winner: Forest


STATEMENT: Forest is a film that tackles one of the contradictions of the contemporary world - where the aspirations for a heaven on Earth are confronted with the harsh reality of Europe nowadays.



Ji.hlava New Visions Award 2022 for the most promising U.S. project

in partnership with AmDocs / 7,000 USD cash award


Winner: Recording Mary


STATEMENT:  Thanks to a highly personal and original story, Mike Crane, the director and producer, promises to deliver an intriguing film, made of archive footage, re-enactment and creative sound design, where natural and supernatural collides. Award

Online release on for two years

Winner: Sinnermen


#Docs Connect Taskovski training award

Mentorship and consultancy on the festival, marketing and distribution strategy

Winner: Forest


Cannes Docs - Marché du Film Award

Two complimentary Marché du Film badges & selection as a Cannes Docs 2023 ‘Spotlighted Project’

Winner: Click the Link Below


European Film Market Award

Two EFM market badges and an EFM consultation session

Winner: METRO 2022


Documentary Association of Europe Award

Two free memberships for one year and a DAE consultancy session

Winner: Red Skies




Avitaminosis (dir. & prod. Kateryna Ruzhyna, Ukraine, Czech Republic, 28', 2022)



Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2022



Dokufest International Documentary And Short Film Festival 2022





The 26th Ji.hlava IDFF, the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe will continue until October 30, with 376 film titles on its programme. The festival awards will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Saturday night.

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