“Film About A Father Who” Wins Best Feature Doc at Athens

2020/2021 Awards Showcases
October 2021

Thank you to our 2020/2021 Distinguished Jury: Tony Buba, Jan McMannis, Amber Bemak, Nadia Granados, Bill Brown, Sabine Gruffat

Sunday 10/24 3:30 PM
2020 Feature Documentary Award
Film About a Father Who Lynne Sachs, Documentary, USA, 74 min.

Sunday 10/24 5:30 PM
2020 Feature Documentary Award
Cinema Pameer Martin von Krogh, Documentary, Afghanistan, 80 min.

Sunday 10/24 5:30 PM
2020 Feature Narrative Award
 Nicole Riegel, Narrative, USA, 87 min.

Sunday 10/24 5:30 PM
2020 Short Film Awards
Animation Award: Hi,crows Zehong Zhu, Animation, UK, 4 min
Narrative Award: Ship a Visual Poem Terrance Daye, Narrative, USA, 12 min
Documentary Award: The Mortician of Manila Leah Borromeo, Documentary, Philippines, 25 min
Experimental Award: We Were Hardly More Than Children Cecelia Condit, Experimental, USA, 9 min
Music Video Award: Emotions in Metal Tommy Becker, Experimental, USA, 21 min
Research Award: Amazonia Roger Beebe, Documentary, USA, 25 min
Black Bear Award: Duet John Muse, Experimental, USA, 11 min
Film House Award: Those That Tremble as if They Were Mad Salma Shamel, Experimental, Egypt, USA, 11 min

Sunday 10/24 7:30 PM
2021 Feature Narrative Award
 Sevgi Hirschhäuser, Narrative, Turkey, 105 min

Sunday 10/24 7:30 PM
Programmers Prizes
From the Booth Award: Eat the Rainbow Brian Benson, Narrative, USA, 20 min
Programmers Prize: Execution Stavit Allweis, Experimental, USA, 48 min

Sunday 10/24 7:30 PM
2021 Short Film Awards
Animation Award: Average Happiness Maja GEHRIG, Animation, Switzerand, 7 min
Narrative Award: Drifting Hanxiong Bo, Narrative, China, Spain, 16 min
Documentary Award: The Long Wait Shuang Li, Documentary, China, USA, 26 min
Experimental Award: The Truth About Hastings, Dan S, Experimental, USA, 9 min
Music Video Award: Pirate Bay Lisa Truttmann, Music Video, UK, 7 min
Research Award: My Favorite Software is Being Here Alison Nguyen, Animation, USA, 20 min
Film House Award: Drills Sarah Friedland, Experimental, USA, 17 min
Black Bear Award: New Mexico Deathwish Diatribe Georg Koszulinski, Experimental, USA, 12 min


Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 46 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents the values that we share as a community. It is a champion of justice and provides a voice for underrepresented artists and viewpoints on a global level. For four decades, Athens International has embraced experimental, narrative, short-form, feature length, and documentary films from every corner of the globe, offering filmmakers a stellar platform for public exposure and an environment that values artistry above marquee names and industry relationships.