International Documentary Film Festival Amersterdam – Awards

LAST TRAIN HOME

Lixin Fan’s “Last Train Home” won the award for best feature length documentary at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam on Saturday, November 27th. “The jury is of the opinion that this is a striking, honest film about a topic that is of relevance to the entire world”.  The film describes the odyssey of a mother and father who are factory workers trying to get home to reunite with their family for the new year.  Lixin Fan’s debut film was a Chinese Canadian collaboration.

Other awardees include:

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary:
“Last Train Home” (China/Canada), directed by Lixin Fan
Special Jury Award: “The Most Dangerous Man in America” (USA), directed by Judith Ehrlich & Rick Goldsmith

NPS IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary:
“Iron Crows” (South Korea), directed by Bong-Nam Park

IDFA Award for Best Short Documentary:
“Six Weeks” (Poland), directed by Marcin Janos Krawczyk

IDFA Award for First Appearance:
“Colony” (Ireland/USA), directed by Ross McDonnell and Carter Gunn

Nederland 2 IDFA Audience Award:
“The Cove” (USA), directed by Louie Psihoyos

Dioraphte IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary:
“The Player,” directed by John Appel

IDFA Award for Student Documentary:
“Redemption” (Germany), directed by Sabrina Wulff

IDFA DOC U! Award
“The Yes Men Fix the World” (USA), directed by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno

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