The Václav Havel Jury Special Award was presented to the film The Treasures of Crimea
Director: Oeke Hoogendijk
Although the story focuses on the legal battle over the return of an archaeological exhibition, it also shows that the real treasure that was taken away was the importance of human relations.
Midwives and The Treasures of Crimea are reminders of how violence and conflicts destroy cities, countries and communities as well as of how they tear people apart. Nevertheless, both films lead us to the conclusion that only restoring human rights and dignity for all will help to preserve our common humanity.
The International Competition Jury Award for the Best Director was presented to The Myanmar Film Collective for the film Myanmar Diaries