The winners of the various competitions have been announced in the Rabozaal at the Melkweg in Amsterdam during the 28th IDFA's award ceremony. Jerzy Sladkowski's Don Juan won the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary and Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk won the IDFA Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary.
For the first time ever, two prizes were awarded per competition: a prize for the best film and a special jury prize.
The prize for the best Dutch documentary went to Ester Gould for A Strange Love Affair with Ego. The festival's opening film A Family Affair by Tom Fassaert was awarded the IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary. A total of 16 prizes were awarded and three of the winners: Ukrainian Sheriffs, Roundabout in My Head and Sonita were made with financial support from the IDFA Bertha Fund.