In a night where South Korean filmmaker Jin Moyoung prevailed, Iranian documentary maker Amirshahab Razavian hosted the event Tehran’s famous Vahdat Hall.
Director of Leipzig International Film Festival Leena Pasanen, DR Sales’ Danish Programme & Sales Manager Jan Daae, and Iranian filmmaker Manoochehr Tayab formed this year's prestigious jury deciding which of the 10 feature-length documentary competition entries would walk away with the $5,000 and $2000 cash awards on top of the festival’s statuette.
On the other hand, Director of Lisbon Film Festival Augusto M. Seabra, Director of Anuuru Aboro Film Festival Jean-Francois Corral and Iranian Cineaste and Cinema Professor Ahmad Alasti formed the Mid-length and Short Documentaries competition section that would hand 3 cash awards, $4000, $3000 and $2000 respectively.
The first award of the night, the Special Jury Award, including a $2000 cash prize, a diploma of honour and the festival statuette went to Francesco Don Giovanni’s mid-length documentary Giano
The Best Short Documentary award, including a $3000 cash prize, a diploma of honour and the festival statuette, went to Hamid Jafari, Director of the documentary Bard
And the Best Mid-Length Documentary award, including a $4000 cash prize, a diploma of honour and the festival statuette, went to Martin Sola, director of the documentary The Chechen Family
In the long documentaries competition section, the Special Jury Award including the festival statuette, diploma of honour and a $2000 cash prize went to Behrooz Nooranipoor, director of A157 from Iran.
But the main award of the night, the Best Long Documentary award including the festival statuette, diploma of honour and a $5000 cash prize went to Jin Moyoung, director of My Love, Don’t Cross That River from South Korea.