Winners of 2022

award ceremony HoFF 2022

And with the last day of the festival, the winners of the Best Short Film Award and Best Feature Award were announced by Mélissa Delmée Malétras, Danielle Guirguis, and Dr. Sudeep Dasgupta (Humans of film festival 2022 jury).

On Monday, the winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature was revealed.

Best Feature Award Winner

“In And I Was There, a personal and layered documentary, director Eran Paz tries reconnecting to both physical and private spaces. He turns back the camera on the perpetrators—him and his fellow ex-soldiers—and questions their actions, as well as collective memory, in an attempt for reconciliation,” says the Humans of film festival 2022 jury.

Filmmaker Eran Paz finds a pile of old videotapes that have been gathering dust for 18 years. They turn out to be home videos of him and his fellow soldiers partying and occupying Palestinian houses while serving in the Israeli military.


Special mention: “The documentary Uýra: The Rising Forest by Juliana Curi manages to beautifully and poetically connect nature, sexuality and identity,” – HoFF 2022 Jury.


Robrt-Jonathan with Best Short Award

Robert-Jonathan Koeyers with Best Short Award HoFF 2022

Best Short Award Winner

“Firstly, the film shows great craftsmanship and the ability of the director to tackle a difficult topic with intensity whilst remaining subtle. Additionally, the film brings different perspectives into the story and weaves it together with artistry,” – HoFF’s 2022 jury.

Robert-Jonathan Koeyers’ short film It’s Nice in Here wins this year’s ‘Best Short Film Jury Award’. The film portrays a fragmented portrait of a fateful moment, as seen through the memories of Imani, a young Black girl, and David, a rookie police officer.


Special mention: “The short film Spotless by Emma Branderhorst brings an important and everyday global issue—period poverty—to our attention in a respectful and delicate manner,” states the 2022 HoFF jury.

Audience Award for Best Feature

You came, you saw, you voted! 🏆

Franz Böhm’s 2021 documentary Dear Future Children— portraying how three leading young female activists in Uganda, Chile, and Hong Kong fight for the future of their home country and the world—is the favourite film of Humans of Film Festival’s audience 2022!