D. Smith’s Sundance Audience Award Winner Kokomo City It also won the hearts of the Berlin film audience, winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary in the Berlin Panorama Unit. Apolline Traoré’s Syrah Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film.
An original account of the lives of four black transgender sex workers from New York and Georgia, Kokomo City D. Smith won the Audience Award and the NEXT Innovator Award at the Sundance Film Festival.Chile Documentary eternal memorysee director Maite Alberdi’s take on Alzheimer’s disease and the follow-up to her 2020 Oscar nomination traitor agentwas the documentary runner-up in the Panorama audience vote, Thierno Souleymane Diallo movie graveyardAn attempt to rediscover the birth of filmmaking and the lost cinematic heritage of his native Guinea took third place.
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SyrahSet in Burkina Faso, it tells the story of a young eponymous nomadic woman who refuses to surrender after a brutal attack and instead stands up against Islamic terrorists. burdeneda Yemeni drama made from a French drama by directors Am Gamal and Léa Fayner midwife was two Audience Award runners-up in the Narrative Feature Film category.
The Panorama Audience Award is the only honor voted by the entire film audience at the Berlin Film Festival, the world’s largest public film festival. This year, the 35 feature films and nine documentaries in the 2023 Panorama lineup received a total of approximately 22,000 votes.