The Award for Best Film goes to Apolonia, Apolonia by Lea Glob
We award the One World International Competition Jury Award for Best Film to an epic achievement that colors outside the lines of documentary portraiture in a masterful, seemingly effortless way, celebrating the compulsion to make art no matter what the obstacles. Through a mesmerizing, larger-than-life character, it gets at the universal, bittersweet truth of how life unfolds as we come of age: as a roller coaster where outside forces and compromises challenge internal resolve. Shot with a raw, intimate camera over 13 years, this bittersweet, delightful journey reveals the impossibility of ever fully knowing another person, and the profound truth that identity is never fixed; we are always evolving and inventing ourselves.
The International Competition Jury Award for the Best Director was presented to The Myanmar Film Collective for the film Myanmar Diaries