The winners of the competition will be announced at the Award Ceremony in presence of the jury, followed by the screening of the film The Lost Leonardo and a reception. The DOCVILLE jury hands out 3 awards:
- The Jury Award for Best International Documentary. Purchase prize by CANVAS.
Nominees: all films from the international selection. This award is Academy Award (tm) Qualifying
- The Jury Award for Best National Documentary. Award donated by SABAM for Culture.
Nominees: all films from the national selection
- The Con-Science Award. 1.500€ cash prize by DOCVILLE.
Nominees: all films from the ConScience selection.
The audience awards their favourite film with the DOCVILLE Audience Award. Nominees: all films from the different programs (with exception of retrospectives)
Jury International Competition
Reinhilde Weyns (Belgium)
Reinhilde Weyns is the current director of the Flemish film school, the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS). Before that, she worked as a network manager for the VRT and as a jury member for the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF). She is also a member of several supervisory boards, including for the Flemish film festival MOOOV, the Cultural Management Fund in Antwerp and the arthouse Cinema Palace in Brussels.
Karin Rywkind Segal (Israel)
Karin Rywkind Segal is Artistic Director of the Docaviv Film Festival in Tel Aviv. Previously, she served as a publicist and film conservator at the Harvard Film Archive, assistant to the artistic director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, manager of the film magazine Maarvon, and a jury member and panelist at several film festivals and competitions. In addition, her artworks have been shown at Metrograph NYC, Fogg Art Museum, Anthology Film Archives and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Daan Vermeulen (The Netherlands)
Daan Vermeulen is responsible at film distributor Cinema Delicatessen for the purchase of new documentary films and for the marketing and distribution strategies for theater, outreach, DVD and VOD releases. In recent years he has also given guest lectures at the Netherlands Film Academy and at the Northern Film Festival, and he was a member of the selection committees for the IDFA Forum and the IDFA Bertha Fund. Before that he worked for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Jury National Selection
Robin Broos (Belgium)
Robin Broos is a freelance (film) journalist and editor-in-chief, and works for VRT, Klara, Humbug and Pool Needle, among others. He is also presenter of the radio program The Original Soundtrack for Klara. In 2020 he published his book The Original Soundtrack. He previously wrote for Stad Leuven, Het Depot, The Walt Disney Company, magazines such as Story and Feeling, and as a culture journalist for De Morgen.
Rohan Crickmar (UK)
Rohan Berry Crickmar is a documentary producer for his Edinburgh production company called Everything Was Decided in Movement. He was also a member of the documentary programming team at EdinburghIFF for five years and CorkIFF for four years. His focus is mainly on Eastern and Central European documentary, and he is a fan of narratively strong documentaries and innovative formal features.
Ellen Vermeulen (Belgium)
Ellen Vermeulen is a Belgian documentary filmmaker and founded the production platform Chère Jeanne. She realized the documentaries 9999 (2014) and Inclusive (2018). This year she will start shooting a film set on top of a mountain in the Himalayas. She is also a researcher and teacher at RITCS and teacher at KASK.
Jury ConScience Award
Mark Daems (Belgium)
Mark Daems is documentary film producer and alumnus of the Flemish film school RITCS. His company, Associate Directors, (co)-produces creative documentaries for an international audience. He also founded Flanders Doc, the association of documentary makers in Flanders.
Jani Sever (Slovenia)
Jani Sever is a Slovenian director, producer and screenwriter with his own production company, Sever & Sever. He is the director of the documentary Antigone, How Dare We! which will be screened this year at DOCVILLE. His documentaries were previously screened at Slovene Film Festival and Zagreb DOX. Before that, he was also a journalist and editor-in-chief for the Slovenian political weekly Mladina and founded the first Slovenian multimedia project, Vest. He is also a historian, poet and musician.
Willemien Sanders (The Netherlands)
Willemien Sanders is a teacher at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) in Rotterdam, an affiliated researcher at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry at Utrecht University, and a researcher for the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. She was also a critic for DOX Magazine and Modern Times Review. her research interests are documentary film, fiction film and TV, with a focus on ethics, production cultures and gender.