The filmmakers have a long way to go from start to finish. We think that's reason enough to give these films their well-deserved attention and of course we want to encourage the filmmakers to continue with this. The IFFG Youth Jury Award and IFFG Audience Award are an incentive and a compliment at the same time.
During our film festival from 13 to 17 April 2022, we watched a wonderful selection of films. Both the visitors and the IFFG Youth Jury were given the role of assessor.
A selected number of films from the festival program took part in the IFFG Youth Jury Award. The Youth Jury announced the winner during the closing evening: Yuni by director Kamila Andini. A film about perseverance and breaking with traditions in order to be able to live your dreams as a young woman.
“Every year there are films that rise above the others and this year Kamila Andini's Yuni was one of them. The cinematography of this film was brilliant. In addition, the mix of themes such as love, feminism and powerlessness ensured that the viewer was gripped by the story. The film made us appreciate our life here in the Netherlands even more.”
- Youth jury member Elisa Westerlaken
The winner of the Audience Award is, as the name suggests, determined by you. During the festival, visitors made their voices heard and indicated what they thought of a film. The IFFG Audience Award 2022 went to the film You Resemble Me by director Dina Amer.