Cinéma du réel 2022: more political prize list than ever

The 44th International Documentary Film Festival dedicated several works dedicated to the struggle of the past or present.

On March 20, the 44th international documentary film festival Cinéma du réel, held in Paris and Ile-de-France, ended. In 2022, the latter especially noted the creations of the African continent, as well as the political struggle and social mobilization that have recently taken place around the world (within the section “Popular Front(s)”). – an occasion to pay tribute to the cinema La Clef in Paris, “place of culture and exchange” become “dead zone” after his expulsion by the police on 1 March). Therefore, it is under a rebellious and political sky that the winners of this edition are revealed.

Documentary Burning dry landdirectors Adirli Queiroz Andrade and Joan Pimenta, receives the Grand Jury Prize: Portrait “Radical and apocalyptic” some brave women in Brasilia (Brazil), “who uses movie genres as a weapon to break the spell of the present” according to the jury. The SCAM International Prize goes to Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for his role as Lithuanian music teacher and independent figure Vytautas Landsbergis, whose “a unique testimony makes our memory resonate with the present.”

Young creations

Audrey Ginestet’s first film. Relaxedwhich traces Manon’s trial in the context of the Tarnac case, wins the Loridan-Ivens prize: the jury was amazed “the intensity of the device, revealing the unequal struggle between the community of citizens and the state.” German-Brazilian short film by Arne Hector, Luciana Mazeto, Mince Tummešait and Vinicius López. UrbanSolutionshe was awarded the short film award “the richness of his storytelling and his anti-surveillance humor.”

The festival also focuses on young creations, in particular the first documentary gestures, and the Première Fenêtre is awarded by Mediapart readers who have been able to discover the thirteen films in the competition. This is a film by Louis Barthelemy Russo. Early winter, which chronicles the night of two graffiti artists opposed to the Global Security Act in January 2020 who received an award. The film is available through March 31 on an independent media site.

Full list:

AWARDS AWARDED BY THE FEATURE FILMS JURY

Real Cinema Grand Prix: Burning dry land (Matu seko em chamas) Joan Pimenta and Adirli Queiroz Andrade (2022, Brazil/Portugal, 150 min.)

International Fraud Award: Mr. Landsbergis Sergey Loznitsa (2021, Netherlands/Lithuania, 246 min)

Prize of the French Institute – Louis Marcorel: Haraasi Xanne (Crossed voices) Raphael Grisi Buba Touré (2022, France / Germany, 122 min.)

Feature Film Jury Special Mention: We are students! Rafiki Fariala (2022, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, France, Saudi Arabia, 82 min.)

AWARDS AWARDED BY THE JURY OF SHORT FILMS AND FIRST FILMS

Loridan-Ivens Award – Cnap: Relaxed (Confirmation) Audrey Ginestet (2022, France, 92 min.)

Short Film Award: UrbanSolutions Arne Hector, Luciana Mazeto, Mince Tummescheit and Vinicius Lopez (2022, Germany/Brazil, 30 min)

Tenka Prize: Domi + Aylucha: Ket Stuki! (Domi + Aylucha: Senas Ket!) Ico Costa (2022, France/Portugal, 30 min.)

AWARD AWARDED BY THE CLARENS FOUNDATION FOR HUMANISM

Clarence Humanist Documentary Award: Children of the mist (Những đứa trẻ trong sương) Ha Le Diem (2021, Vietnam, 92 min.)

PRIZE AWARDED BY THE YOUTH JURY

Youth Award – Cinema+: Haraasi Xanne (Crossed voices) Raphael Grisi Buba Touré (2022, France / Germany, 122 min.)

PRIZE AWARDED BY THE JURY OF THE LIBRARY

Library prices: We are students (We are students!) Rafiki Fariala (2022, Central African Republic/France/Saudi Arabia/Democratic Republic of the Congo, 82 min.)

PRIZE AWARDED BY THE JURY OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

Intangible Cultural Heritage Award: bird language Eric Bullot (2022, France, 54 min.)

PRICES FOR PRISONERS BOIS d’ARCY

Crescent of fire Ryan Makirdi (2021, France, 35 min.)

PUBLIC AWARDS FIRST WINDOW

Early winter Louis Barthelemy Rousseau (2022, France, 29 min.)

PRICE ROUTE ONE/DOCUMENT

To our ghosts Juliette Piccolo and Traces of our struggle Juliette Bourgoin

PET STUDIO ORLANDO

Rio Rojo Guillermo Quintero (2022, France/Colombia, 67 min.)

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