Film Festival

Winners of the 13th EBS International Documentary Festival 2016


We present the list of winners of the 13th EBS International Documentary Festival that was held from August 22th – 28th in Seoul (South Korea).

Grand Prix

Natural DisorderNatural Disorder by Christian Sonderby Jepsen – Denmark | 2015 – 98 min.

Jacob Nossell is intelligent, but hardly fits the picture of a dream child: he suffers from cerebral palsy. As a person of normal intelligence in a weakened body, Jacob is the embodiment of the question ‘what is normality’: That is why Jacob has decided to try re-defining the concept of ‘normality’, as perceived by most people. While investigating it, he will challenge the concept of normality in contemporary society.

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Special Jury Award

Land of RosesGulistan, Land of Roses by Zayne Akyol – Canada, Germany | 2016 – 87 min.

Hungry for justice and freedom, they stand at the forefront of the fight in the Middle East. These young women belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. Today, these guerrillas are fighting Daesh (the armed Islamic State group) near the Iraqi and Syrian borders. The documentary sheds light on the lives of these women who are collectively fighting for a revolutionary ideal.

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Spirit Award

Holy CowHoly Cow by Imam Hasanov – Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania, Qatar | 2015 – 77 min.

Tapdig has a dream of bringing a European cow into his picturesque village in Azerbaijan to improve the conditions of his poor family. He decides to call the cow Madona. His passion unsettles the traditional community. How do human beings handle changes while remaining true to their own traditions? HOLY COW questions the prejudices against the unknown and how ready are we to accept a newcomer.

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Audience Award

Land of Roses
Gulistan, Land of Roses by Zayne Akyol – Canada, Germany | 2016 – 87 min.

EIDF Documentary Fund
Day 1
Tears of Elephant Boy by Park Hwan-Sung

Day 2
Full-length Film
Way to Mustang by Hyungmin Jung
The Road of Shaman by Choi Sang Jin
How do they get here? By Shckh Almamun

Short Film
Dangsan by Geonhee Kim
On Such a Full Sea by Taeho Lee

To know more about the festival you can see the FESTIVAL PROFILE or go to the official website to know all the screening times and dates HERE.

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