Awards

Awards

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Jean-Gabriel Périot will receive the Marek Nowicki Prize in 2021
Marek Nowicki Prize

Since 2003, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has been awarding filmmakers with the festival prize for excellent achievement in showing human rights in film.
In 2006 the Board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights decided to name this prize with the name of Marek Nowicki (1947 – 2003), cofounder and for many years the President of the Foundation, cofunder of the Helsinki Committee in Poland.

WATCH DOCS Award for the best feature-length documentary

In this year's feature-length documentary competition for the 2021 WATCH DOCS Award, we present ten films selected from a few thousand submissions. Films from five continents, made in the last two years, appreciated at the world's largest film festivals. 

Green Dog Award

For the first time, eight documentaries that combine human rights with ecological sensitivity will compete for the Green Dog Award. From sophisticated artistic experiments to portraits of activists fighting for the climate on the streets. Judicial battles with corporations, climate refugees and a new look at nature.

Audience Award

This year's WATCH DOCS Audience Award will go to one of the films presented in the Main Competition and the Green Competition. Votes can be cast in ballot boxes after the screenings.

Laureates
Laureates of the Marek Nowicki Prize:
Jean-Gabriel Périot
2021
Périot
Kazuhiro Soda
2020
Soda
Field of Vision
2019
Dieudo Hamadi
2019
Thierry Michel
2017
Nima Sarvestani
2016
Nick Broomfield
2015
Joe Berlinger
2014
Maria Ramos
2013
Jafar Panahi
2012
Zhao Liang
2011
Frederick Wiseman
2010
Wiktor Daszuk
2009
Errol Morris
2008
Rithy Panh
2007
Marcel Łoziński
2006
Maciej Drygas
2005
Fabrizio Lazzaretti
2004
Kim Longinotto
2003
WATCH DOCS Award for the best feature-length documentary winners:
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
2020
Rodríguez Ríos

for the film "Once Upon a Time in Venezuela"

Luke Lorentzen
2019

for the film "Midnight Family"

Talal Derki
2018

for the film "Of Fathers and Sons"

Jian Fan
2017

for the film "Still Tomorrow"

Behrouz Nooranipour
2016

for the film "A 157"

Sean McAllister
2015

for the film "A Syrian Love Story"

Zhao Liang
2015

for the film "Behemoth"

Tracy Droz Trago Andrew Droz Palermo,
2014

for the film "Rich Hill"

Nima Sarvestiani
2013

for the film "No burqas behind bars"

Ljubow Arkus
2012

for the film "Anton's Right Here"

Fernand Melgar
2011

for the film "Special Flight"

Nathalie Borgers
2010

for the film "Winds of Sand. Women of Rock"

Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard
2009

for the film "Les Arrivants"

Maria Augusta Ramos
2008

for the film "Juízo"

Ulrika Franke, Michael Loeken
2007

for the film "Losers and Winners"

Avi Mograbi
2006

for the film "Avenge But One Of My Two Eyes"

Peter Lom
2006

for the film "On a tightrope "

Audience Award Winners
Daniel Karslake
2019

for the film "For They Know Not What They Do"

Jan Bluz
2018

for the film "The Underground of Hope"

Grzegorz Szczepaniak
2017

for the film "The Ugliest Car"

Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann
2016

for the film "Who's Gonna Love Me Now"

Karolina Bielawska
2015

for the film "Call me Marianna"

Frode Fimland
2014

for the film "Siblings are forever"

Callum Macrae
2013

for the film "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka"

Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
2012

for the film "Call Me Kuchu"

Ekatarina Kibalchich
2011

for the "Belarussian Dream"

Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith
2010

for the film "Presumed guilty"

Ngawang Choephel
2009

for the film "Tibet in Song"

Beata Dzianowicz
2008

for the film "Kites"

Barak Heyman, Tomer Heymann
2007

for the film "Bridge Over the Wadi"

Marshall Curry
2006

for the film "Street Fight"

Hanna Polak, Andrzej Celiński
2005

for the film "The children of Leningradsky"