We know the winners of the Warsaw Documentary Award and the VRsawa Award for Best VR (Virtual Reality) Film – this evolving section has been developed by the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival and Bank Millennium. Both awards are funded by the City of Warsaw.
Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” has won over the Warsaw audience during the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, which took place 11-20 May in Warsaw. The audience has also decided the winner of the VR (Virtual Reality) film competition – it’s a first for a Polish film festival!
The audience has decided to reward Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” with the Warsaw Documentary Award, funded by the City of Warsaw, of 2 000 EUR.
The film was initially being shot spontaneously, just to register the everyday lives of three young skateboarders, eventually it has become a moving record of them growing up and having to make difficult life choices. Freedom opens up the way to responsibility and maturity.
It is the third award of the 15. Film Festival for this film. “Minding the Gap” has also won the Grand Prix – the Bank Millennium Award in the Main Competition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The film has also received the Lower Silesia Grand Prix. The award is funded by the Marshall of the Lower Silesia Voivodeship.
Audience Favorites – Top 5
- “Minding the Gap”, dir. Bing Liu
- “The Dawn Wall”, dir. Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer
- “MATHANGI / MAYA / M.I.A” , dir. Steve Loveridge
- “Gurrumul”, dir. Paul Damien Williams
- “Call Me Tony”, dir. Klaudiusz Chrostowski
The VRsawa Award for “Dolphin Man VR”
During this year’s edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, a VR competition took place, it is a first competition of that kind at a Polish film festival. The audience has chosen “Dolphin Man VR” by Benoît Lichté at the winner.
The winning film will receive the VRsawa Award for Best VR (Virtual Reality) Film of 1 000 EUR, funded by the City of Warsaw.
“Dolphin Man VOR”, dir. Benoîta Lichté is a breathtaking journey through the ocean. Dolphin Man VR allows us to get closer to the experiences of the characters from “The Big Blue”, divers who do not use any breathing apparatus.
VR (Virtual Reality) Top 3 – Audience Favorites
- “Dolphin Man VOR”, dir. Benoîta Lichté
- “The Sun Ladies”, dir. Christian Stephen andCeline Tric
- “Chasing Coral”, dir. Jeff Orlowski
To learn more about previously announced awards of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, go to:
But these are not all of the awards of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The festival is still taking place in Gdynia and Bydgoszcz. Further award announcements to come: the Mayor of Gdynia Award, the Bydgoszcz ART/DOC Award and the “Co Jest Grane 24” Award. Stay with us!