Awards

Festivals' Awards

  • Marek Nowicki Prize

Since 2003 the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has been awarding documentary filmmakers with the festival prize for excellent achievements in showing human rights in film.

  • WATCH DOCS Award for the best feature-length documentary
  • Audience Award

 

Laureates of Marek Nowicki Prize

2003 - Kim Longinotto,

2004 - Fabrizio Lazzaretti,

2005 - Maciej Drygas,

2006 - Marcel Łoziński,

2007 - Rithy Panh,

2008 - Errol Morris,

2009 - Wiktor Daszuk

2010 - Frederick Wiseman

2011 - Zhao Liang

2012 - Jafar Panahi

2013 - Maria Ramos

2014 - Joe Berlinger

 

WATCH DOCS Award for the best feature-length documentary winners

2006 - Avenge But One Of My Two Eyes dir. Avi Mograbi and On a tightrope dir. Peter Lom

2007 - Losers and Winners dir. Ulrika Franke, Michael Loeken

2008 - Juízo dir. Maria Augusta Ramos

2009 - Les Arrivants dir. Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard

2010 - Winds of Sand. Women of Rock dir. Nathalie Borgers

2011 - Special Flight dir. Fernand Melgar

2012 - Anton's Right Here dir. Ljubow Arkus

2013 - No Burqas Behind Bars, dir. Nima Sarvestani

2014 - Rich Hill, dir. Tracy Droz Tragos, Andrew Droz Palermo

 

Audience Award winners

2005 - The children of Leningradsky dir. Hanna Polak, Andrzej Celiński

2006 - Street Fight dir. Marshall Curry

2007 - Bridge Over the Wadi dir. Barak Heyman, Tomer Heymann

2008 - Kites dir. Beata Dzianowicz,

2009 - Tibet in Song dir. Ngawang Choephel.

2010 - Presumed guilty dir. Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith

2011 - Belarussian Dream dir. Ekatarina Kibalchich

2012 - Call Me Kuchu dir. Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall

2013 - No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, dir. Callum Macrae

2014 - Siblings Are Forever, dir. Frode Fimland