Dec 16, 2022 - Over the past few days, the Doc.Berlin once again hosted its annual event at the historic Babylon cinema in Berlin. The festival was happy to welcome a number of filmmakers, Jade Eisner, Darja Preuss, Brenda Jorde, Dimitri Argyriou, Peter Becz, Jasmina Saleh, Alice Tomassini, Marko Loncarevic, Gala Hernandez Lopez, Niccolo Montanari and Heiko Aufdermauer.
Kris De Meester, festival director, looks back: “This years edition was an amazing experience. The turnout was overwhelming. Even so that weren't able to find a seat for so many people, which was such a pity. It however means that Doc.Berlin is so relevant in the festival scene.” He adds, “I would like to thank the amazing people at Babylon for their professionalism and support, it wouldn't have been possible without their dedication.”
Cherrypicked out of more than 1200 submissions, this year's official selection included 27 wonderful films hailing from Greece, Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Iran, Canada, Brazil, USA, UK, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, and Germany. We are pleased to share with you today the 2022 Doc.Berlin award winners, chosen by the jury panel.
Best Feature Documentary Film: Berlin Bytch Love (Germany) by Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke
Best Short Documentary Film: I Miss You, Marius (Hungary) by Péter Becz
Best Experimental Documentary Film: The Mechanics of Fluids (France) by Gala Hernández López
Best Underground Documentary Film: Poison (Belgium) by Louve Dubuc Babinet
Best Cinéma Vérité Film: The Shell (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Marko Lončarević
Best Animated Documentary Film: Scars (Canada) by Alex Anna
Best Essay Film: Time Capsule (USA) by Lauren Loesberg
Best Found Footage Film: Heimat (Italy) by Giovanni Montagnana
Best LGBTQ+ Documentary Film: Sone Moon (USA) by Jade Eisner
Best Connecting Cultures Film: I Never Had Dreams of My Son (Ukraine) by Jason Blevins
Best Poetic Documentary Film: Dear Doctor, (UK) by Jasmina Saleh
Best Super Short Documentary Film: Under the skin (Germany) by Leve Kühl
Best German Documentary Film: We're happy here (Germany) by Mara Božić, Darja Preuss
Congratulations to all!
Doc.Berlin is part of Doc.World, a new global network of documentary film festivals, with festivals in London, Berlin, Ghent and Boston. As a celebration of the cinematic and visual arts, these documentary festivals will bring diverse international films to our community and showcase the best regional and international filmmakers.