IDFA Spotlight Award-winners at IDFA 2021

    See the winners of IDFA Spotlight Award taking part in IDFA 2021

    Every year, the IDFA team travels to festivals and industry events around the world to meet emerging filmmakers and award promising new film projects. Winners of the IDFA Spotlight Award receive: accreditation to IDFAcademy or IDFA Forum; a meeting with a script consultant, sales agent, or other decision maker; and the opportunity to further their project, meet other film professionals, and expand their network at IDFA. See the Spotlight Award-award winners who are taking part in IDFA 2021.

    This past year, IDFA Spotlight Award went to filmmakers and new media artists at the following festivals and industry events: East Doc Platform in Prague, Beirut Cinema Platform, DocedgeKolkata, Visions du Réel in Nyon, DocMontevideo, Docu Rough Cut Boutique at the Sarajevo Film Festival, Latin America's Mediamorfosis, Durban FilmMart, and DMZ Industry in South Korea.

    And the winners are...

    East Doc Platform
    Swinging Fields - directed by Sareen Hairabedian and Azza Hourani, produced by David Rane, Julie Paratian (France/USA/Ireland)

    Beirut Cinema Platform
    Take Me to the Cinema - directed by Albaqer Jafeer, produced by Rasha Gawdat, Tamer Ashry (Iraq/Egypt) - pictured on top

    Visions du Réel
    Don't Hesitate to Come for a Visit, Mom - directed by Anna Artemyeva, produced by Daphné Pascual (Belgium/Hungary/Portugal/Russia)

    Anonymous Project

    Matryoshka - directed by Maricarmen Merino Mora, produced by Maricarmen Merino Mora, Karla Bukantz, Paulina Villegas (Costa Rica/Mexico)

    Continuum - directed by Tomás Espinosa, produced by Juan Manuel Escobar (Colombia)

    Docu Rough Cut Boutique
    Bottlemen - directed by Nemanja Vojinović, produced by Nemanja Vojinović, Marija Stojnić (Serbia/Slovenia)

    Durban FilmMart
    The Woman Who Poked the Leopard - directed by Patience Nitumwesiga, produced by Rosie Montene (Uganda)

    DMZ Industry
    Republic - directed by Jiang Jin, produced by Jiang Jin, Jia Ru (China)

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