Silver Eye Award 2022 nominations and juries

11. 10. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

The Institute of Documentary Film will give the Silver Eye Award to the best short and feature documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe in the East Silver Market at the 26th Ji.hlava IDFF (October 25 – 30, 2022). The winner in each category receives not only a unique award trophy, but also a prize money of 2 500 €, a year-long festival service of the East Silver Caravan worth of additional 3 500 €. Take a look at the complete list of the nominated films in feature length and short category and juries. 

Silver Eye Award 2022 nominees – feature length documentaries:
5 Dreamers and a Horse (dir. Aren Malakyan, Vahagn Khachatryan, prod. Vahagn Khachatryan, co-prod. Eva Blondiau, Armenia, Germany, Switzerland, 82', 2022)
Belarus 23.34 (dir. & prod. Tatsiana Svirepa, Belarus, Ukraine, Belgium, Poland, 65', 2022)
Burial (dir. Emilija Skarnulyte, prod. Dagne Vildziunaite, co-prod. Elisa Fernanda, Pirir Ruiz, Lithuania, Norway, 60', 2022)
Love is Not an Orange (dir. Otilia Babara, prod. Hanne Phlypo, Jet Koomen, co-prod. Christine Camdessus, Moldova, France, Netherlands, Belgium, 75', 2022)
Magic Mountain (dir. Mariam Chachia, Nik Voigt, prod. Mariam Chachia, Georgia, 85', 2022)
Plai. A Mountain Path (dir. Eva Dzhyshyashvili, prod. Natalia Libet, Oksana Ivanyuk, Ukraine, 75', 2021)
The Cathedral (dir. Denis Dobrovoda, prod. Matthew Bremner, Slovakia, 87', 2022)
The Hamlet Syndrome (dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski, prod. Magda Kaminska, Matthias Miegel, Poland, Germany, 85', 2022)
Whose Dog Am I? (dir. Robert Lakatos, prod. Rita Balogh, Ada Solomon, Hungary, Romania, 80', 2022)
Yoyogi (dir. Max Golomidov, prod. Volia Chajkouskaya, Ivo Felt, Yu Nakajima, Estonia, Belarus, Japan, 73', 2022)

Feature length documentaries jury:
Kathleen McInnis (Film Marketing Strategist, Programmer, See-Through Films)
Christopher Small (Curator, Dafilms)
Radu Sticlea (Festival Director, Beast Film Festival)

Silver Eye Award 2022 nominees – short documentaries:
After Betelgeuse
(dir. Len Murusalu, prod. Tauno Novek, co-prod. Len Murusalu, Estonia, Latvia, 19', 2022)
Aralkum (dir. Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko, prod. Mila Zhluktenko, Fozil Yunusov, Daniel Asadi Faezi, Uzbekistan, Germany, 14', 2022)
Avitaminosis (dir. & prod. Kateryna Ruzhyna, Ukraine, Czech Republic, 28', 2022)
Babajanja (dir. Ante Zlatko Stolica, Croatia, 14', 2022)
CALLS (dir. Ming-Wei Chiang, prod. Krzysztof Brzezowski, Poland, 18', 2022)
May the Earth Become the Sky (dir. & prod. Ana Vijdea, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium, Romania, 15', 2022)
Moody (dir. Karolina Karwan, Tomasz Ratter, prod. Ewa Jastrzebska, Poland, 30', 2022)
Mother's Milk (dir. Isaac Knights-Washbourn, prod. Dejan Petrović, Nađa Lapčević, Serbia, 18', 2022)
Papagalo, What's the Time? (dir. & prod. Ingel Vaikla, Estonia, Belgium, 7', 2022)
Strigov (dir. & prod. Barbora Berezňáková, Slovakia, 7', 2022)

Short documentaries jury:
Mathieu Janssen (Head of Competitions, Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen)
Anna Feistel (Programmer, Kurz Film Festival)
María Vera (Festival Distributor and Sales Agent, Kino Rebelde)

The Silver Eye Award for the best short film will be presented at the Festival HUB on Friday, October 28, at 7 pm, and the Silver Eye Award for the best feature length film will be given during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, October 29, at 7 pm.

East Silver Market Videolibrary
Vysočina Regional Gallery (Komenského 10)

Opening hours:
October 25: 2 PM – 9:30 PM 
October 26–29: 10 AM – 9:30 PM 
October 30: 10 AM – 12 PM 

Who is Who in Docu Shorts 2022: Meet the Decision Makers
October 28, 4:30 PM - 6 PM 
Industry HUB
(Vysoká škola polytechnická Jihlava, Tolstého 1556)
Are you a creator of short documentaries and would you like to know who is who in the field of short films? Come and meet festival programmers, distributors and sales agents and learn more about their work. In an open discussion, the invited guests will talk about the festival selection process, distribution strategies and future predictions for the short documentary industry.

Mathieu Janssen, Artistic Coordinator at Go Short - International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Anna Feistel, Programmer at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Germany)
Maria Vera, Festival Distributor and Sales Agent, founder of Kino Rebelde (Spain) 
Moderator: Emilia Mazik, Freelance programmer, Head of Industry at Kaboom (the Netherlands)

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