The International Jury of the 52nd Festival dei Popoli – composed by RENATE COSTA, TIZZA COVI, NUNO SENA – after having viewed the 13 short documentary films and the 14 long feature documentary films on competition decides to assign the following awards:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

ARMAND 15 ANS L’ÉTÉ by Blaise Harrison (France) “For its strongly impressionistic and its refreshing approach to the complex transition period of adolescence.”

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

WOJCIECH STARON For ARGENTYNSKA LEKCJA (Poland) “The Jury decided to assign the Best Director Prize to a promising film maker for his truly beautiful and accomplished film.”

BEST ETHNO-ANTROPOLOGICAL FILM (TARGA GIANPAOLO PAOLI)

PEOPLE I COULD HAVE BEEN AND MAYBE AM by Boris Gerrets (Netherlands) “How can we enter into the lives of others? This film takes us close to lonely people in a urban landscape.”

SPECIAL MENTION

L’ESTATE DI GIACOMO by Alessandro Comodin (I/F/B) “As the selection was full of wonderful films the Jury felt the need to add a special mention to a film that made a deep impression to all of us.”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

VAKHA I MAGOMED by Marta Prus (Poland) “The Best Short Film Award goes to a deeply moving portrait of parenthood told with great respect and care.”

SPECIAL MENTION

L’AMBASSADEUR & MOI by Jan Czarlewski (Switzerland) “The Jury has decided to give a special mention to a humorous and self-reflexive documentary about a very particular relationship between a father and his son.”

STUDENTS JURY The Students Jury of the 52nd Festival dei Popoli – composed by SERENA BERNARDI, JENNIFER LAZEA, DANIEL MONTIGIANI, KATRINA VALCOURT – after having viewed the 13 short documentary films on competition decides to assign the following awards:

“LORENZO DE’ MEDICI” AWARD

ANNE VLIEGT by Catherine van Campen (Netherlands). “For its delicate way to talk about Tourette syndrome and how it shows the everyday life of a young girl.”

“CINEMAITALIANO.INFO – CG HOME VIDEO” DISTRIBUTION AWARD

The cinemaitaliano.info Jury – composed by STEFANO AMADIO, ANTONIO CAPELLUPO, CARLO GRISERI, SIMONE PINCHIORRI – after having viewed 10 Italian documentary films included in the Official Selection decides to assign the distribution award to:

L’ESTATE DI GIACOMO by Alessandro Comodin “For the story and images strong of a work between fiction and documentary that would be watched by a very large public. The best film of its kind.”

AUDIENCE AWARD

HIT THE ROAD, NONNA by Duccio Chiarini (Italy)