Awards and Jury

Discover the DocsBarcelona 2023 awards. The awards will be given in the closing on Saturday 27 May at 20:00 in the CCCB.

With a cash prize of 5.000€ and a statuette.

Award-winning movie: Magic Mountain by Mariam Chachia and Nik Voigt

Jurado Panorama

New Talent Award to best film of the newcomer directors at Panorama Section, sponsored by Filmin. With a cash prize of 4.000€ and a statuette.

Award-winning movie: Who I Am Not by Tünde Skovran

To the best film of Latitud DocsBarcelona section.Consists of a 3.000€ worth of completion work (conformation, graphics, color correction and final deliveries) for the director’s next film and a statuette.

Award-winning movie: Alis by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck

This award is applicable to any of the films (except DOC-U Section and Docs&Teens) with a theme or topic that defends the rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the freedom of speech and the values shared by International Amnesty, and it also shows a remarkable use of cinematographic elements in the fight for transforming reality.

Award-winning movie: Lyra by Alison Millar

DOC-U Award to best film of this section. Awarded by the DOC-U Jury, it consists of 1.000€ worth of rental for shooting equipment. Sponsored by 16nou.

Award-winning movie: Avashesh by Dhanraj Barkote

Awarded by the audience

Audience Award to best film of the Oficial Sections (Panorama and Latitud). Sponsored by Moritz and awarded by the audience and consists of 1.500€ and a statuette.

Award-winning movie: La Singla by Paloma Zapata

Awarded by the young audience

Award to best film in this section awarded by the audience.

Award-winning movie: Rebellion by Maia Kenworthy and Elena Sánchez Bellot

Awarded by young jury Reteena, made up of young people between 16 and 21 years old. The prize is a statuette.

Award-winning movie: Polish Prayers by Hanka Nobis

Awarded by the audience

Granted by the audience attending the screenings of DocsBarcelona of the Month in 2021 and consists of a statuette.

Award-winning movie: We are the thousand by Anita Rivaroli


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary, a new award is born, the Honorary DocsBarcelona Award, which will recognize a figure with a particularly outstanding career in documentary filmmaking. Awarded:  Helena Třeštíková


Panorama Jury

With a degree in History from the University of Barcelona, Isabel Coixet began her career working in advertising and copywriting. She won several awards for her commercials, and in 2000 she founded her own production company, Miss Wasabi Films.
Her debut as a screenwriter and director was in 1989 with Too Old to Die Young, nominated for Best New Director at the Goya Awards. In 1996 she made her first film in English, Things I Never Told You. Her international success came in 2003 with the intimate drama My Life Without Me, with Sarah Polley in the lead role, with whom she worked again two years later in The Secret Life of Words, winner of four Goyas.

In addition to her vast filmography, she has also made outstanding documentaries such as Invisibles, Marea Blanca, Talking about Rose, and Listening to Judge Garzón ( Goya for Best Documentary) and the recent The Yellow Ceiling.

In 2009 she received the Gold Medal in Fine Arts, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports, and in 2015 the Chevalier des arts et des lettres Medal, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2017 Coixet presented La Librería, which won Best Director, Film and Adapted Screenplay at the Goya Awards.

In 2020, she was awarded the National Film Award for her extensive career and for breaking new ground in Spanish cinema.
In addition, at Miss Wasabi Films, Coixet supports the production of projects by new female directors to promote the visibility of works directed by women in cinema.

Johanna studied Spanish and English/American Studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and at Universidad de Sevilla. From 2008 to 2011 she was project coordinator in the field of visual arts, film and new media at House of World Cultures in Berlin with a focus on film. She coordinated film festivals such as Première Brazil and Wassermusik and film series accompanying different exhibitions. After moving to Munich in 2011, she worked at Prix Jeunesse International, the oldest children and youth television festival worldwide.

In 2015, Johanna joined the DOK.fest München team. From 2015 to 2018 she was head of the film administration and joined the management board as assistant in 2019. She took on tasks in the areas of partner communication and project coordination. Johanna has been a permanent member of the programme committee since the beginning and is also responsible for the festival venues.

He worked in short films and documentaries for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Institute. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TVFestival, Filmkontakt Norte and Documentary of the EU. He has taught courses and documentary seminars in more than 30 countries. From 1996 to 2005 he was director of EDN (European DocumentaryNetwork). Since 2006 he has been a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops such as Ex Oriento, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, ZeLIG Documentary School or Caucadog.

Ecuador (1974). Audiovisual editor. She graduated from the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños EICTV 1999, Cuba.

Since 2000 she has been working as an editor and postproduction coordinator in different film projects in Barcelona, Madrid and Latin America. Some of these films have been selected at film festivals such as the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, ICARO Film Festival in Guatemala, ALBA FILMTAGE Film Showcase in Austria, Venice Art Biennale 2022. Since 2018 she has been working at TUKURIFILMS (Barcelona), a post-production management company for film distributors. She is also a founding member of the Catalan Association of Film Editors (AMMAC by its Catalan acronym).

As a lecturer she works at the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba), at the Feminist Laboratory of Documentary Creation at La Bonne Centre de Cultura Francesca Bonnemaison (Barcelona) and at the laboratory of documentary projects with Afro-Ibero-American themes Filma Afro Cartagena (Colombia).

As a jury member, she was a member of the selection committee for the ICCA 2017 Call in the category “Production and post-production of short fiction or documentary film”; post-production of feature fiction or documentary film at Ecuador 018; and of Nuestro Norte es Sur Award for best documentary delivered by the multi-state TELESUR at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, 2014. Since 2018 she has been part of the organization of the Ecuadorian Film Festival in Spain, LINEA IMAGINARIA.

Latitud Jury

Javier Tolentino is known and recognised for his radio career on Radio 3, Radio Nacional de España with his program El séptimo vicio (1999-2021) and in recent years for his incursion into filmmaking (La noche que supe de Peter Pan, 2008; Alba, 2013; Entretelas, 2021 and Un blues para Teherán with Quatre Films/Eddie Saeta, 2020, nominated for the Goya and Gaudí Awards).

He has published several books, including Julieta en el país de las maravillas, un diálogo con Norma Leandro (Ediciones Ocho y medio, 2004), El cine que me importa (Larousse Editorial, 2014), Disculpen que les hable de la radio (Ediciones Canibaal/Ediciones Ocho y Medio, 2017), Basilio Martín Patino (Editorial Cátedra, 2023) and Cuestión de Carácter (Filmoteca Canaria, 2023).

In Un Blues para Teherán, he opted for independent, auteur cinema, going a step further from a directorial and creative perspective.

He is currently preparing his second feature film Mar Rojo, which is being shot in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Madrid and Mexico.

Non-fiction filmmaker, specialized in picture pedagogy and film education from a feminist perspective. She is the author of Tiempos de deseo (2020), premiered at DocLisboa and L'Alternativa, and awarded at the Alcances Documentary Film Festival; Arreta (2016), premiered at the Barcelona International Women’s Film Festival and awarded at the Zinegoak Festival; A Casa que eu quero (2010), selected to represent Portugal in Doc Europa II; as well as several short films, among them Vecines (2017), a collective piece by Laboratorio Reversible. She co-manages educational training projects in audiovisual language at Drac Màgic, and she is content coordinator at the Women’s Observatory for media.

Justin Studied clasical literature before working as a reporter in London for The Independent, and later as a freelance writer, with photographers, for the magazines of The Independent, Granta, The Boston Globe, El País and others. Later he began to direct investigations or reportaje on cultural themes for the BBC and Channel 4, from Spain and Latin America. His first feature documentary as director was FC Barcelona Confidential (Prix Europa, 2005). He founded the production company JWP, with Sumpta Ayuso, and since then has directed some ten features and series such as I Will be Murdered (FICCI, best director, 2014), Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (Nominated, International Emmys, 2015), Death in León (Pro-Docs Prize, 2016), Six Dreams (Winner, 2 Emmys, 2018) and Nisman, The Prosecutor, The President and The Spy (SSIFF, 2019). He has given classes on non-fiction script and direction in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESCAC, Columbia Chicago Film School, De Paul University Film Studies, and University of Korea Film School amongst others.

Amnistia Internacional Catalunya Jury

She holds a BA in Business and Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University. She´s a member of the Board of Trustees (acting as administrator) of the Fundación Condal del Casco Antiguo de Barcelona, dedicated to the education and integration of children, adolescents and young people at risk of social exclusion. She is Head of Administration and Finances of Amnesty International Catalonia. An expert on various areas of entity management including legal framework and economic and financial management, which she lectures on, she also volunteers for different social NGOs.

She holds a BA in Psychology from Ramon Llull University, with studies in Social Marketing (specializing in Fundraising) from the University of Barcelona. Her professional career has been developed in the field of Clinical Psychology and in health-related associations, such as Esclerosis Múltiple España and Obertament, and currently in Amnesty International Spain, where she is responsible for the digital area of fundraising.

Currently retired. Unfinished studies of Biology and Pedagogy. He studied public management at ESADE and at the Center for Cultural Studies and Resources of the Diputació de Barcelona. He had a brief stint in the graphic arts, as an editor and layout artist for magazines and poster design. He has worked in local public administrations (Diputació de Barcelona and Barcelona City Council, Esplugues, Sant Boi and Sant Just Desvern). From a young age he has been involved in political and social activism in different organisations, often related to the environment. He has been a member of Amnesty International Catalonia for over 30 years and acted as treasurer and secretary of the Executive Committee.

Jurado DOC-U

After studying Social and Cultural Anthropology, she specialised in film editing. In her work, she combines ethnographic sensitivity and cinematographic experimentation. Escac Films seleced and produced her degree’s final project, the short film Animal Salvaje (2021), which has been screened at festivals such as IDFA, D'A, DOCS Bacelona, Alcances and at award ceremonies such as the Student Academy Awards and the Gaudí Awards.

Free exploration betwen fiction and non-fiction continues in all her subsequent work as a director and editor. In her teaching, she facilitates filmmaking projects for young people and, and she is also the project manager for VOC, the competitive festival for short films in original version in Catalan promoted by Òmnium Cultural, where she has also worked in programming.

Marina Freixa Roca (Barcelona, 1993), with a BA in Audiovisual Communication from the UPF, is a filmmaker and editor specialising in documentary film and the socio-political impact of audiovisual work. Between 2015 and 2018 she was a partner of the cooperative METROMUSTER, with whom she promoted projects such as Tarajal: Desmontando la impunidad en la frontera del sur (2016) and Idrissa: Crónica de una muerte cualquiera (2016). In 2017, along with Sofia Esteve, she directed the documentary series Follo Ergo Sum (Betevé) and, later, without abandoning her interest in directing and script writing, she specialised in editing through a Postgraduate Degree in Editing from the UPF-BSM.

As post-production coordinator and editor, she has worked on audiovisual projects for Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Women’s Institute and the Reina Sofia Museum, and on documentary films such as Agua Turbia: El Negocio de Agbar en México (2020), ¡Abramos las cancelas! (2021) and Baula (2022), the documentary for the National Culture Awards. Her audiovisual creations, thought and communicative actions are often linked to social and feminist movements in Barcelona, with a special interest in LGTBI+ genealogies, archival studies, found footage and new formats for representing and highlighting.

He has directed five feature films and several short films that have been screened at festivals such as SEMINCI, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian and Cannes Critics' Week. He has also worked as director of photography in productions such as Familystrip by Luis Miñarro, El efecto K: el montador de Stalin by Valentí Figueres, selected in sixty festivals and Las manos de Alicia, co-directed by Yolanda Olmos and Verónica Font. Since 2005 he has been collaborating with the association A Bao A Qu in the Cinema en Curs project. In 1998 he co-founded Doble Banda Productions.

Néixer per néixer (2023, D'A 2023), Un tiempo vivido (short, 2022), Camino incierto (2020), Tchindas (co-directed, 2015), Escolta (short, 2014), Oblidant Nonot (short, 2010), Bolboreta, mariposa, papallona (2007), Alicia retratada (short, 2022), Fuente Álamo, la caricia del tiempo (2001).

Young Jury Reteena