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2022 Award Winners for Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival Unveiled

 

Ghent, 25 April 2022 - Yesterday, the 2022 edition of the Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival came to an end after a week of screening documentary film gems coming from Belgium and all around the world. As is tradition, the festival took place at Ghent's beloved independent cinema Studio Skoop, where our guests could also enjoy a free drink at the cosy Skoop Café. We were pleased to kick things off on Monday 18 April with a fully sold out first short film screening, thank you all for coming out! A special thank you also to our special guests this year - filmmakers and crew members of the official selection: Bo Verpoten, Lander Haverals, Sam Geyskens, Vincent Everaerts, Charlotte Gijssels, Thieu Kessels, Filip Drzewiecki, Łukasz Gierańczyk, Ante Pask, Jasper Thoneé, Orly Nurany, Olivier Guy-Watkins, Evi Cats.

 

We are happy to share with you today the jury's picks for the 2022 awards:

Best Documentary Feature Film: Imad's Childhood (Sweden) by Zahavi Sanjavi
Best Documentary Short Film: Don't Forget to Smile (Portugal) by Cai Ning
Best Experimental Documentary Film: Your Wild Dogs Want Freedom (Belgium) by Ece Era
Best Underground Documentary Film: The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki
Best Cinéma Vérité Film: The Tears of Bea Smit (Netherlands) by Orly Nurany
Best Connecting Cultures Film: Yalman (Iran) by Isa Babae
Best Essay Film: My Father’s Naples (Italy) by Alessia Bottone
Best Society Documentary Film: God's Children (Spain) by Ekain Irigoien

Best LGBTQ+ Documentary Film: A Letter To My Mother (Iran) by Amina Maher
Best Hybrid Documentary Film: Scars (Canada) by Alex Anna
Best Health Documentary Film: The Missing One (France) by Rareş Ienasoaie
Best Belgian Documentary Film: Kader me in (Belgium) by Evi Cats

 

The Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival would like to thank Studio Skoop and Tarkovski Agency for their continued support, and all guests for coming out to enjoy another week full of independent documentary cinema. Starting today, filmmakers can submit their work to the 2023 edition of the festival: https://filmfreeway.com/viewpointdocfest. See you all next year!

/official selection 2022

Meander (Belgium) by Lander Haverals, Sam Geyskens, Vincent Everaerts

Shredded (Israel) by Noam Stolerman

Cascade (Belgium) by Bo Verpoten

The face of the flat (Netherlands) by Thieu Kessels

We are not friends (Poland) by Alicja Sokół

I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore (Belgium) by Viv Li

Don't Forget to Smile (Portugal) by Cai Ning

At the feet of my mother (Netherlands) by Vincent Sparreboom

Khan's flesh (Germany) by Kristina Savutsina

Rivolta e malinconia (Italy) by Mattia Biondi

An Integral Man (Belgium) by Charlotte Gijssels

Scars (Canada) by Alex Anna

My Father’s Naples (Italy) by Alessia Bottone

Paradisiac (Belgium) by Bas Van Hoeck

The Psychlist (Norway) by Martin A. Walther

Your Wild Dogs Want Freedom (Belgium) by Ece Era

Follow You Home (Denmark) by Kathrine Ravn Kruse

Kit (Belgium) by Ante PaskStruck (Lebanon) by Sarah Kaskas

a story that doesn't have to do with me (U.S.) by Kymberly McDaniel

Imad's Childhood (Sweden) by Zahavi Sanjavi

The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki

The missing one (France) by Rareş Ienasoaie

Who Is James Payton? (Netherlands) by Oliver Guy-Watkins

Peter, Shirley And Louis (U.K.) by Lol Sargent

Jade Helm (U.S.) by Debi Cornwall

King Bansah and His Daughter (Germany) by Agnes Lisa Wegner

Yalman (Iran) by Isa Babae

Laboratory NO.2 (Iran) by Edris Abdi, Aware Omer

Cutstein (Iran) by Hamidreza Khosh-Bazan

I won’t remain alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

A Letter To My Mother (Iran) by Amina Maher

The Doll (Arousak) (Iran) by Elahe Esmaili

The Tears of Bea Smit (Netherlands) by Orly Nurany

Celentano's Seasickness (Italy) by Saverio Cappiello

Close me in (Belgium) by Evi Cats

God's Children (Spain) by Ekain Irigoien

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