Curated by Alexey Medvedev and Natalia Pylaeva
The jury for the Fiction.doc competition programme comprised Russian actors Viktoriya Tolstoganova and Yevgeny Stychkin, Serbian director Ognjen Glavonic and Kaliningrad philosopher and columnist Vladas Povilaitis.
The Grand Prix was awarded to "Midnight Family" (Mexico), a documentary by Luke Lorentzen.
The Special Prize was bestowed on French director and musician Ziegfried for his film "Riga. Take 1".
The Audience Award was won by the Danish film "False Confessions" by Katrine Philp.
FILMS TO GROW
Curated by Maria Tereschenko
This competition programme was judged by two juries. One jury was made up of nine school children from Kaliningrad mentored by Kirill Ivanov, the frontman of the music band Samoe Bolshoe Prostoe Chislo (The Biggest Prime Number). The second panel comprised four Kaliningrad school teachers mentored by Filipp Bakhtin, the founder of Kamchatka, a camp for children. According to Festival rules, each jury could choose their own winners, but the decision on the Grand Prix had to be made collectively.
The Youth Jury Award "Its My Life" went to the Swedish film "Amateurs" by Gabriela Pichler. The Youth Jury Special Award for the most emotionally moving film to "Supa Modo" (Kenya), directed by Likarion Wainaina. The prize was handed to the 12-year-old actress Stycie Waweru.
The teachers' jury awarded Stycie Waweru, the lead character in "Supa Modo", with their Teachers Jury Award for Best Acting, and the Special Teachers Jury Award was given to the Russian film "Rezo" (also known as "Znaesh, Mama, Gde Ya Byl?") by Leo Gabriadze. Tae-yong Kim's "Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels" (South Korea) received the Special Mention of the Teachers Jury.
The consolidated vote of the two juries awarded the Grand Prix to "My Extraordinary Summer With Tess" by Steven Wouterlood (the Netherlands).
This film also won the Audience Award.