TV Documentary

08 settembre 2023 ore 13:08


The Jury

Hélène Peu du Vallon (FRANCE TELEVISIONS - France), Zenke Masaru (NHK - Japan), Lee MinBae (KBS - Korea, South), Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP - Poland), Dite Dinesz (TVR - Romania), Aleksandar Reljić (ANEM - Serbia), Ahmet Furkan Gündoğan (TRT - Türkiye), Vladyslav Vasylchenko (UA:PBC - Ukraine)

The President: Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP - Poland)



The Finalists

RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana

After the Bridge

Direction, Screenplay: Davide Rizzo, Marzia Toscano. Participant: Valeria Collina. Photography: Andrea Vaccari. Sound Track: Marco Biscarini, Alessio Vanni. Editing: Corrado Iuvara. Producing Organisations: Rai Documentari, Sayonara Film.

After the 2017 London Bridge attack, Valeria Collina, a shocked mother, must come to terms with the loss of her son, who was a jihadist killed in the attack. In the aftermath of the tragedy, she struggles to find peace.

Presented by: Davide Rizzo, Co-director After the Bridge

Davide Rizzo is an Italian director and producer. In 2004 he founds Elenfant Film, with which he realizes innovate works, focusing especially on human rights and collective memory. In 2017 he directs "A Western Movie Without Horses", presented in Biografilm Festival in 2017. The same year he directs a short film, "Anna & Bassam", part of the series "13.11", that he also produced, selected and awarded in many festivals worldwide. He also directed the documentary series Brustulein, and the documentary Old Cinema. Bologna Melodrama, winner of the Arkipel Award and Doc Under 30.


Netherlands, The
NPO Nederlandse Publieke Omroep

Wend je lichaam naar de zon (Turn Your Body to the Sun)

Direction, Author, Screenplay: Aliona van der Horst. Voices: Sandar Valiulin, Andrey Rudensky. Music: Anton Silaev. Sound Track: Rik Meier. Sound Design: Mark Glynne, Tom Bijnen. Cinematography: Rogier Timmermans. Research: Gerard Nijssen, Olga Averkieva, Oksana Maksimchuk. Editing: Gys Zevenbergen. Producer: Ilja Roomans. Producing Organisation: Taskovski Films. Coproducing Organisation: NTR Television.

The incredible life story of a Soviet soldier of Tatar descent who was captured by the Nazis during WWII. Today, his daughter Sana is tracing the path of her silent father, trying to understand what made him the man she knew as a child, through his diaries, as well as various personal and public archives and registries. As she accompanies Sana in her journey, filmmaker Aliona van der Horst excavates film archives, to find traces of those millions of Soviet soldiers who were caught in the crossfire of fighting between dictators, who were there but were easily left out of the narrative of the global war.

Presented by: Aliona van der Horst, Director

Dutch director Aliona van der Horst has directed eight international award-winning feature documentaries in the past 25 years. Her films are known for her gentle, compassionate view of her subjects and poetic style, with a sense of tragic-coming humor. She is a member of AMPAS and EFA.


TVP Telewizja Polska

Pisklaki (Fledglings)

Direction, Author, Screenplay: Lidia Duda. Cinematography: Wojciech Staroń, Zuzanna Zachara-Hassairi. Producers: Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz, Tomasz Rychter (TVP). Producing Oganisations: Telewizja Polska, AuraFilm. Coproducing Organisations: Lunafilm, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy.

An original trio of young characters – imaginative Zosia, sensitive Oskar and independent Kinga – have to enter adulthood earlier than their peers. They take the viewer on a journey to the world of children's compassion, artistic expression, sense of humour and force of character. The world in which friendship, love and closeness to another person is like oxygen, which carries them through the hardest moments.

Presented by: Lidia Duda, Screenwriter and documentary film Director

Her achievements include several important documentaries. A two-time winner of the Grand Prix at the Krakow Film Festival for her films "Hercules" (2005) and "Entangled" (2012). A Grand Prix winner at: Chicago, New York, Houston, Istanbul, Mexico, Moscow, Banff, Canton and Prague. Duda is a Grand Press laureate for "My Home in Pietrasze" at Prague film festival. She has worked as an independent artist for several years. A member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers, Polish Academy of Film and Polish Documentary Film Directors Guild.

The Jury: This black-and-white film sheds a new light into our lives in the polarised world of today.




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