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East European Docs Awarded in Kiev

The Czech short animated documentary Chronicle of Oldrich S. by Rudolf Smid was honoured with a Special Mentions in the Docu/Short international competition together with other East European docs at Docudays, Kiev, Ukraine.


Chronicle of Oldrich S., an East Silver Caravan submission for this festival, was recognized for “brave and unexpected story about reflection of the world history in life of an ordinary person”.

Julia Panasenko’s Outro, former Silver Eye nominee in 2011, received the recognition for “human and fearless approach to the subject of facing death”.

The winner of the short category became Polish film We Will Be Happy One Day by Pawel Wysoczanski.

Among the winners in other categories is also Argentinian Lesson by Wojciech Staron, who won the Main Prize in the Docu/Life category. Ramin by Audrius Stonys was awarded by the Student Jury with the Special Mention as well for "the struggle with loneliness” together with Robert Rubins' How Are You Doing, Rudolf Ming?

List of awarded titles at Docudays 2012:


Main Prize: Argentinian Lesson by Wojciech Staron
Special Mention “For optimism”: Autumn Gold by Jan Tenhaven
Special Mention “For incredible characters”: Gangster Project by Teboho Edkins


Main Prize: Body and Soul by Matthieu Bron
Special Mention “For very artistic, humorous and moving story of relationship between characters that belong to different generations”: Life in Stills by Tamar Tal
Special Mention “For artistic power and civil courage in the study of the protest movement in modern Russia”: Tomorrow by Andrey Gryazev


Main Prize: We Will Be Happy One Day by Pawel Wysoczanski
Special Mention “For human and fearless approach to the subject of facing death”: Outro by Yulia Panasenko
Special Mention “For brave and unexpected story about reflection of the world history in life of an ordinary person”: Chronicle of Oldrich S. by Rudolf Smid

Students’ Jury

Main Prize: Lesha by Elena Demidova
Special Mention “For the struggle with loneliness”: Ramin by Audrius Stonys
Special Mention “For the recipe for young filmmakers”: How Are You Doing, Rudolf Ming? by Roberts Rubins