🎉 Announcing the 2024 Docs-In-Progress Award Winners on Doc Day!

The winners of the Docs-in-Progress Awards have been revealed. Through collaboration with partnering organizations, these prestigious awards honor the most promising documentaries in the final stages of production and are highly esteemed within the documentary filmmaking industry.

Every year, Cannes Docs collaborates with global institutions to showcase meticulously chosen documentaries in their final stages of production, poised to enter the circuit within weeks or months. Across eight showcases, each featuring four projects, these documentaries are presented through live pitches and 10-minute excerpts of rough cuts, strategically crafted to captivate documentary decision-makers, festival programmers, and sales agents.

This year’s winners were selected by esteemed figures in the documentary realm: Ana Alice de Morais, Rasmus Steen, and Opal H. Bennett. They unveiled the winners during a ceremony that marked the culmination of the Marché du Film’s annual Doc Day — the day-long celebration that unites the documentary community in Cannes for a series of engaging panels, discussions, and masterclasses.

This year’s Doc-Day awards are offered by IEFTA (International Emerging Film Talent Association), Al Jazeera Documentary, Hiventy, Rise and Shine World Sales, Alphapanda, Think-Film Impact Production, and DAE (Documentary Association of Europe).

Cannes Docs and the partnering organizations would like to congratulate the following winners:

IEFTA Doc-in-Progress Award

This award includes €10,000 cash prize and project follow-up by IEFTA – The International Emerging Film Talent Association.

Winner: Only on Earth by Robin PETRÉ (Denmark, Spain) – The Five Nordics Showcase

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Al Jazeera Documentary Award

This award provides Al Jazeera Documentary to come in as co-producer, with a minimum contribution of $15,000.

Winner: Aliyá, Yeridá by Rafael GUENDELMAN (Chile) – Chile Showcase

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Hiventy Post-Production Award

This award includes €5,000 grant in post-production services, thanks to the participation of Hiventy, Technical Partner of the Festival de Cannes.

Winner: My Father’s House by Mahdi FLEIFEL (Palestine, Denmark) – Palestine Showcase

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Rise and Shine Award

For a project with the best international potential and no sales agent attached yet. The award consists of a €3000 cash prize awarded to the producer of the project.

Winner: The Stationary Traveller by Fernando LAVANDEROS & Sebastián PEREIRA (Chile) – Chile Showcase

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Alphapanda Award

This award provides two sessions of marketing consultancy with Alphapanda team members and the creation of an artwork for the film.

Winner: Always by Demin CHEN (China, U.S.A.) – Doc by the Sea Showcase

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Think-Film Impact Award

This award provides a strategic impact workshop and an impact pitching coaching session, given by the Think-Film Impact Production team.

Winner: Dreamers by Imam HASANOV (Azerbaijan)CIRCLE Showcase

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DAE Award

This award includes free one-year memberships for the team, with all associated benefits, and a rough cut consultation with one of DAE’s senior advisors.

Winner: Portrait of Friendship by Faezeh NIKOOZAD (Germany) – CIRCLE Showase

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Cannes Docs extends its sincerest congratulations to the winners and eagerly awaits the profound impact and outstanding achievements of these immensely promising documentaries!

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