Congratulation to the winners of AKE DIKHEA? 2020!

The jury awarded LINDY. THE RETURN OF LITTE LIGHT with the BEST FILM award, the short film LETTER OF FORGIVENESS won the BEST SHORT FILM award, the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD went to LINDY. THE RETURN OF LITTE LIGHT. THE DEATHLESS WOMAN was awarded with the Special Mention by the Jury, the documentary film LETY was awarded with the Special Mention by the Artistic Director of the Festival.

Ake Dikhea Award Ceremony
Lisa Smith (jury member), Veronika Patočková (head of production), Riah Knight (singer), Lindy Larsson-Forss (protagonist of Best Film, singer and performer), Hamze Bytyci (artistic director). Photo: Stephanie Ballantine

BEST FILM & AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD:

LINDY. THE RETURN OF LITTLE LIGHT
By Ida Persson LännerbergAke Dikhea Rebecca Heiler
72′, Sweden 2019

The film was awarded by the jury members Paul Dandos and Rebecca Heiler:

“The film shows a huge courage, personal fragility and an extraordinary transformation not only of just one person, but a whole family. A film which gives a lot of hope, strength and power to Romani communities all over the world.”

“It takes us at a truly emotional journal of a courageous man. It reveals in a very personal and respectful way what it means to be intersectional and to come out in more than one way.”

 

BEST SHORT FILM:

LETTER OF FORGIVENESS
By Alina Şerban
15′, Romania  2020
The film was awarded by the jury member Katalin Barsony:

“A unique film in its form, which presents an unspoken and unheard history of Romani people in Romania. Through the narrative, it brings alive the history of suffering of Romani slaves of the 19th century, so we can better understand our own history. This is a special historical moment when a Romani author creates a historical feature reality, based on a script she has written.”

 

SPECIAL MENTION BY THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

LETY
By Viola Tokárová, František Bikár, Renata Berkyová
60′, Czech Republik 2019

The film was awarded by Hamze Bytyçi:Ake Dikhea Hamze Bytyci

“There is a place where people were dehumanized not only during the war, but also many years after it – till today! It documents a Roma concentration camp called Lety, where over 300 people, mostly children, were killed. But instead of building a memorial, the Czech state decided to build a pig farm.”

 

SPECIAL MENTION BY THE JURY:

THE DEATHLESS WOMAN
Roz Mortimer
89′, UK 2019

The film was awarded by the jury member Lisa Smith:

“A film with a lot of weight of being both politically and artistically moving. It highlights the need for commemoration and remembrance of the Romani Holocaust victims. It also has a lot of strength in connecting the historical persecution of Romani people with the current day situation.”

The tickets for this year’s online edition of AKE DIKHEA? are available now!

We are excited to announce that the streaming plattform for the fourth festival edition is available now. Check it out – and make sure to get your ticket in time!

The press release of the 4th Festival of Romani Film

AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film enters the fourth round!

17 films, including short films, documentaries and feature films // Focus: intersectionality // Networking workshop // completely online

From November the 19th – 23rd 2020, the fourth edition of the festival will screen 17 films, including short films, documentaries and feature films. AKE DIKHEA? will take place online for the first time. The patron of the festival, Dr. Klaus Lederer, Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Culture and Europe, also emphasises the importance of adapting to current conditions:

„Particularly in times of crisis, our society needs cohesion, the ability to listen to each other, and to work together. And it is essential that especially the experiences of Roma*, LGBTIQ people and other people treated with hostility become visible. For four years the AKE DIKHEA? Filmfestival offers a great platform for this.“

Dr. Klaus Lederer about AKE DIKHEA?

ON BEING INCLUDED
Networking & Think Tank for Film Festivals

21 November 2020, 10:30 – 3:30 pm
In English language

Participation is limited to 16 festival organizers.

Registration required until 15th of November:
canan.turan@roma-filmfestival.com

OPEN CALL FOR PROJECTS: AKE DIKHEA? 2020 DOC PROJECT LAB

AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film announces the call for Doc Project Lab, an exclusive mentoring workshop. We are looking for 3 filmmakers or film teams with a strong creative documentary project in any stage of production (from development to rough cut) who are seeking further support to develop their film with leading experts.

Deadline: 30th September 2020

Best of AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film 2019

From 5th to 9th December 2019 we organised the third edition of the AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film. The festival, the title of which in Romanes means "You see?", is an international festival for films by and with Roma and Sinti. It presents the audience with stories that Roma and Sinti themselves have to tell - in front of and behind the camera. In 2019 the festival brought 15 feature films, documentaries and short films to Berlin.

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