QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION by Yony Leyser
- Best Queer Documentary - Melinka Festival Serbia
- Audience Award for Best Documentary - Homochrom Film Festival Germany


BEST DOCUMENTARY - EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017

EUROPEA FILM AWARDS - 2017

Communion wins the The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize - Grand Prix!
at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Anna Zamecka at Yamagata with a group of Zen Buddhist monks who came exclusively to watch the film in a special screening.



DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
COMMUNION
wins
The White Goose Award


The Jury statement for Communion / Komunia
Grand Prix at the DMZ 국제다큐영화제 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

"Some characters of documentary films make an impression on us as strong as they do in fiction films: the meeting with them enriches our view on others and on ourselves. The value of this meeting relates to the correctness of the view on them, when the film could avoid the pitfalls of cold observation and voyeurism.

It is even more true and difficult when it comes to looking in the daily life and intimacy of a family whose difficulties are concentrated in a small space and in the difficult coexistence with what is called cautiously ‘the difference’.

Filming it obviously implies building a strong relationship of trust, but also being able to maintain a very fragile balance between individual portraits and social environment, between benevolence and lucidity, between gravity and humor.

For having accomplished it without notes, and for having combined the remarkable technical and dramatic qualities with the very sensitive approach to all the characters, the jury decided to award the Grand Prix of the international competition to the film of Anna Zamecka''


FLAHERTIANA ANNOUNCES THE BEST DOCUMENTARIES OF 2017



COMMUNION
Special Jury Mention
COMMUNION by Anna Zamecka
for Complicated and Complex Characters Images
Created by the Author



THE GROWN UPS
Silver Nanook Award
THE GROWN UPS by Maite Alberdi
for the Discovery of New Subjects and New Heroes



WAITING FOR GIRAFFES
Special Jury Mention
WAITING FOR GIRAFFES by Marco de Stefanis
for Vivid Metaphorical Portrayal
of Palestine-Israel Conflict Tragedy