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FIPADOC 2022 Awards

The Balcony Movie triumphs at FIPADOC

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- Poland's Pawel Łoziński wins the international competition in Biarritz and Camille Ponsin's Marie-Jo Will See You at 4 wins the national Grand Prix

The Balcony Movie triumphs at FIPADOC
The Balcony Movie by Pawel Łoziński

At the end of an edition organised in person from 17 to 23 January and which brought together a large number of professionals in Biarritz, the 4th edition of FIPADOC shared its 2022 prize list.

The international competition jury (Rachel Leah Jones, Stan Neumann and Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen) crowned The Balcony Movie [+see also:
film review
interview: Paweł Łoziński
film profile
]
by Pawel Łoziński from Poland. Screened at the Locarno Film Festival's Critics' Week, the film is the result of recordings of the filmmaker's observations from his first-floor flat, made over several years. The creator decided to stop and wait for the world to come to him, observing from his balcony the people who pass by, accosting them, asking them questions. Each story is unique and reveals as many conceptions of existence.

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The national competition was won by Marie-Jo Will See You at 4 by French director Camille Ponsin, a film centred on Marie-José who knows everything about Darfur where she has spent her life as an ethnologist. At the age of 90, she receives survivors of the genocide that has struck the population of this region of Sudan since 2003. With old maps and her knowledge of the terrain, she can confirm their stories and help them obtain political asylum in France.

In the music documentaries competition, the feature film Paraíso [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by the Brazilian Sérgio Tréfaut (produced by the Portuguese of Faux with the Parisian company Les Films d'Ici) won, while the audience prize (awarded to a French film from the Panorama) went to Opéra de Paris, une saison (très) particulière by Priscilla Pizzato.

The awards list:

Grand Prix - International Documentary
The Balcony Movie [+see also:
film review
interview: Paweł Łoziński
film profile
]
- Pawel Lozínski (Poland)

Grand Prix – National Documentary
Marie-Jo Will See You at 4 - Camille Ponsin (France/Belgium)

Grand prix – Musical Documentary
Paraíso [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Sérgio Tréfaut (Portugal/France/Brazil)

Grand Prix – Impact Documentary
Revolutions of Our Times – Kiwi Chow (Hong Kong)

Grand Prix CNC Images de la Culture – Impact Documentary
Revolutions of Our Times – Kiwi Chow (Hong Kong)

Smart Award
Kusunda - Felix Gaedtke & Gayatri Parameswaran (Germany/Switzerland/Sweden/United States/Nepal/Taïwan) (short film)

New Writings Award
Seven Grams - Karim Ben Khelifa (France/United Kingdom/United States) (short film)

Short Film Award
Angle mort – Lofti Achour (Tunisia/France)

FIPADOC Award Young Creation
Que no me roben los sueños - Zoé Brichau (Belgium) (short film)

Other prizes

Audience Award
Opéra de Paris, une saison (très) particulière – Priscilla Pizzato (France)

Tënk Award
Sur tes cendres – Joachim Michaux (France/Liban) (medium-length feature)

Mitrani Award
En mis zapatos - Pedro Morato (Belgium)

Ciné+ Award
Babi Yar. Context [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sergei Loznitsa
film profile
]
- Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands/Ukraine)

PFDM Award
Option éducation sexuelle – Marie-Pierre Jaury (France)

European Youth Award
A Parked Life – Peter Triest (Belgium/Netherlands)

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(Translated from French)

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