Winners 15. edition Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

INTERNATIONAL JURY’S AWARDS

Best film

La nostra strada, Pierfrancesco Li Donni

“La nostra strada” is a central, yet forgotten corner of Palermo, in a neighbourhood that condenses the problems of a whole city. At the same time, however, “La nostra strada” is also everyone’s way and the glimpse of life that the film tells – through the experiences of a group of teenagers – actually belongs to many other corners of the world, more or less close to us.
The prize for the Best Documentary goes to Pierfrancesco Li Donni’s “La nostra strada”, for the strength of a story that is both individual and choral, for the simplicity and clarity of the language that the film experiences.


Special mention

Mrs. F., Chris van der Vorm

In the ever changing uncertainty of our present neo-global community the desire to honor exceptional people remains unchanged.  Mrs. F. through the antic art of theater and dance transforms willing participants into strong and courageous figures that  become capable of speaking up and fighting oppression inside their community.  With style, Chris van der Vorm, designs a film that is as strong as its leading character and as moving as the fragility of the young protagonists discovering their strength and beauty.


Best short doc

Aagaswadi, Ramesh Laxmanrao Holbole

Documentary Cinema and cunning cinematography used as a tool for awareness can be a remedy :  Identifying the problem, proposing solutions.

With visual grace, Aagwasadi documents aspects of our industrial economy driven present revealing them as a universal problem – and for those who are listening  the opportunity to explore solutions.


Best direction

Village of women, Tamara Stepanyan

In Armenia there is a village inhabited, for most of the year, by women only. Men live and work in Russia. The village waits for them like the relentless alternation of the seasons is awaited. Another woman joins those women: the director of the film, who follows the life of the village with its everyday and recurring gestures, for over a year.

The award for best direction goes to “The village of women” by Tamara Stephanyan for the complex game of looks (both inside and outside the story) that the film manages to build, returning it to its audience, as well as for the original contribution that this look provides for a new idea of documentary.


Best picture

Anbessa, Mo Scarpelli

A bright story – not surprisingly photographed by the director herself – which tells with imagination and intelligence a different way of looking at everyday life even in difficult situations, capable of finding a magic key to read the real in the innovation, in the environment and in the energy of a child. The mention for the best photography goes to Anbessa by Mo Scarpelli.


Best editing

Out Loud, Tamara Mamon

The story of Omar, Muhammad and Yazan and their singing teacher Ella, Arab children in an Israeli public school.
Uriya Hertz’s editing contributes decisively, with a free and edgy approach and memorable moments to the training narrative in such a contradictory context.


Soundrivemotion Award | Best sound design

Campo, Tiago Hespanha

Campo is an ambitious project, where image, sound and music walk together intertwined, and they lead us between mythological and war situations, distant worlds and transcendence. Music connects all these worlds and becomes a co-star.


Best feature film | Student’s jury

Mrs F., Chris van der Vorm

The members of the Special Jury, made up of students from the Scientific High School “Albert Einstein” and from the Teaching High School “Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile” of Palermo, award Mrs. F, by Chris van der Vorm (Holland, 2020) As the best feature documentary of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival XV edition with the following motivations:
• For the clear and powerful proof of the complex and dramatic phenomenon of violence against women today.
• For the director’s extraordinary ability to tell the story of the protagonists, their subjectivity, the social and political context.
• For the superlative screenplay and the incisive and linear editing capable of arousing a strong empathy in the audience, forcing them to wonder about their role as citizens of the world.
• For the power of the message on the risks, fears, hopes and human pain associated with the discriminatory phenomenon.
• For its sound and its photography which are able to arouse deep emotions.


Special mention | Student’s jury

La nostra strada, Piero Li Donni

The members of the Special Jury, made up of students from the Scientific High School “Albert Einstein” and from the Teaching High School “Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile” of Palermo, award Mrs. F, by Chris van der Vorm (Holland, 2020)
As the best feature documentary of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival XV edition
with the following motivations:
• For the clear and powerful proof of the complex and dramatic phenomenon of violence against women today.
• For the director’s extraordinary ability to tell the story of the protagonists, their subjectivity, the social and political context.
• For the superlative screenplay and the incisive and linear editing capable of arousing a strong empathy in the audience, forcing them to wonder about their role as citizens of the world.
• For the power of the message on the risks, fears, hopes and human pain associated with the discriminatory phenomenon.
• For its sound and its photography which are able to arouse deep emotions.


Best short doc | “New Italians” Jury

Harmony for after war, Pablo Tosco, Migue Roth

The film “Harmony for after war” has been chosen as best short documentary of the “New Italians” Jury, based on its emotional messages and story that touched all of us. The film gave us a message of hope when seeing that despite the land that is destroyed, a war that has destroyed people’s life, and those two brothers that live in very difficult  conditions, the protagonists continued their love for music which has guided them and gave them the strength to go on. Their passion always remained. It reminds us to never give up, and that even when life seems difficult, we should face our difficulties, as they do in the film.
Furthermore, it is not only a film which shows hope, strength and passion, but it is also an inspirational message that encourages to help others when you have the possibility to do so.


“Sole Luna, un ponte tra le culture” award

Makun (no llores): Dibujos en un C.I.E., Emilio Martí


Tënk award

La buca, Dario Fedele

La patente, Giovanni Gaetano Lisei

Sparring partners, Danny Bianciardi

Audience award

Marceline. A woman. A century, Cordelia Dvorák

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