20 Days in Mariupol by Mstyslav Chernov has won the NPO IDFA Audience Award, the grand public prize of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The prize will be awarded in the Royal Theater Tuschinski on Saturday night, November 18, followed by a special screening of the film.
20 Days in Mariupol is a powerful film report on the unimaginably cruel Russian attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, from where AP journalist Mstyslav Chernov and his team send their shocking images of the besieged city around the world.
The prize will be awarded at on Saturday, November 18 at 20:00 in the Royal Theater Tuschinski by documentary filmmaker Nelly dos Reis, followed by a screening of the film. Tickets are still available for this screening. Click here for more information.
About the NPO IDFA Audience Award
Accompanied by a €5,000 cash prize, the winner of the NPO IDFA Audience Award is determined by visitors who rate the films directly following their screenings via a QR code. The NPO IDFA Audience Award is made possible by NPO for the third time this year.
This year, 142 films competed for the Audience Award.
Audience numbers IDFA 2023
We expect a total number of 245,000 visits in 2023. During the festival, the total number of screening visits by audiences and students reached nearly 152,000, 3 percent more than in 2022. The number of visits to the festival's professional program amounted to about 45,000. And throughout the year, IDFA received 48,000 visits to screenings for audiences, professionals, and kids.
NPO 2Doc IDFA Primeurs
With IDFA Primeurs the NPO offers a large number of films that have previously been shown at IDFA. Find more information about NPO 2, 2Doc, and IDFA at npo.nl/idfa. 20 Days in Mariupol will be available soon as a 2Doc on NPO 2 and NPO Start.