The 8th edition of International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Inconvenient Films” was officially closed in Vilnius. International Jury announced their verdict, while 8500 viewers of Vilnius gave away their prize. The Jury decided to award 3 films from the competition.
The first Special mention was given to the film “Blood” (Кровь) by Alina Rudnitskaya, because, according to the Jury “it succeeds to do both – to come very close to its characters and to create a strong wider metaphor of the society they live in.” The second Special mention “for a subtle observational film creating a shocking story on banality of killing” was awarded to the film “Killing Time” by Jaap van Hoewijk.
The main prize – Best Film Award – and a financial prize of 1000 EUR was given to the film “Laundry Room” (La clé de la chambre à lessive) by Floriane Devigne and Fred Florey “for inconvenient and highly creative film, which dares to open the doors to the laundry of a wealthy Western world.”
As every year, “Inconvenient Films” hand out the Audience Choice Award, which is given to the film the viewers loved the most. This year 8,5 thousand viewers in Vilnius has decided to give the Audience Choice Award to the film “Virunga” by Orlando von Einsiedel.
The award ceremony was followed by the screening of “Miners Shot Down” by Rehad Desai, which was chosen as the Closing Night Film of the festival. Although the international festival in Vilnius is over, part of the festival programme will be travelling across Lithuania in the first half of November, starting from November 4 in Alytus, Kaunas and Šiauliai.