International Jury Remarks

Best Documentary Award

Web Junkie

Directors: Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam

The jury unanimously and enthusiastically awards the Best Documentary Award to Web Junkie. With superbly executed filmmaking craft at every level, the filmmakers take us inside a rehabilitation center in China treating children for internet addiction. The incredible access the filmmakers achieve enables them to share with us an emotionally-wrenching story of familial and generational disconnect.

Second Prize

Dangerous Acts: Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Director: Madeleine Sackler

We are pleased to award Second Prize to Dangerous Acts: Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus. 

The film is an entertaining and complex interweave of personal and public commitment to artistic expression and the fight for freedom from oppression.

Ministry of Culture & Tourism Prize 

Watermarks: Three Letters from China

Director: Luc Schaedler

We are happy to recognize with the Ministry of Culture & Tourism Prize: Watermarks: Three Letters from China.

The director's stunning cinematography and tender introspective conversations with his subjects create a poetic film that is both an intimate and sweeping look at modern China.