Artdocfest/Riga film festival winners announced

On the seventh day of the International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga, March 7, the closing ceremony took place at the Splendid Palace cinema, during which awards were presented to nominees in several categories.

In total, 28 documentaries from the Baltic Focus and Artdocfest Open programs were evaluated by the jury.

The Artdocfest Open jury awarded the Grand Prize to Maciek Hamela's "In the Rearview" (Poland, France, Ukraine).

The winner of the Baltic Focus was Christian Johannes Koch and Jonas Matauschek's "Once We Were Pitmen" (Germany, Switzerland).

The other winners can be seen on the festival's website.

On Friday, March 8 , the festival will end with a screening of four outstanding films at Splendid Palace. Audiences will have the opportunity to re-watch "A Bit of A Stranger" (Ukraine) at 20:00 and the screenings of the winning films.

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