✔ Audience’s Favorite

Dead Ears

Two men, an aged farmer and his deaf-mute son, live in a remote area, isolated from civilisation. Though sharing the same roof, problems and sorrows, they remain very distant from one another. Their attempts at conversation turn to misunderstanding if not conflict. The fathe...

 

✔ Best Short Feature Film

The Sky is Blue Everywhere

How to tell a loved one that you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Mark is restless – he is worried about Sophie’s feelings, his girlfriend; he is not worried about himself.

 

✔ Jury Prize

Scott+Julia

Scott is 15 when, due to a terrible accident, he loses the ability to walk. Fortunately, he has Julia, his great love and support. However, Scott wants to be able to do things by himself, without asking for help. Then Dexter comes along, a puppy that will help Scott in his struggle fo...

 

✔ Jury Prize

Champions

A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of players with intellectual disabilities.

 

✔ Best Children’s Film

Angel`s Mirror

The story begins in China in the early 1990s’ in a factory complex. A little boy, who has just moved in with his family, looks around and curiously explores the new place. A mysterious girl sitting in an opposite window haunts him. He wants to know her story.

 

✔ Best Actress

The Girl, the Mother and the Demons

A single mother's mental health is failing, and her young daughter has to deal with her rapidly switching moods and bizarre outbursts.

 

✔ Best Feature Documentary

Normal Autistic Film

Children with autism don't suffer from an incurable disease. They suffer because they are Neuro-diverse in a world set up for Neuro-typicals. With that perspective, Miroslav Janek embarks on a series of live meetings with a number of children and young adults who had been diagnosed wi...

 

✔ Best Russian Language Film

One Thousand Faces

This is the heartfelt story of Igor, who believed that he could overcome any obstacle. But then he learns, firsthand, about living with diabetes. After a number of life-changing experiences, he reassesses events in his life.

 

✔ Most Uplifting

By Stanley for Stanley

This is a powerful film about the power of friendship and the joy of life. The two main characters, besides being of a different age, are both disabled. Staś is a little child and Stanisław is a mature man. Stanisław is an artist, whose passion and profession is painting. The man pati...

 

✔ Best Actor

Learning to Drive

A feisty young man with Down syndrome insists his scatterbrained brother teach him how to DRIVE!

 

✔ Best Film about Love

My Hero Brother

A group of young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heart-warming and sp...

 

✔ Best Short Documentary

Two Worlds

In this inspiring family portrait, 12-year-old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which is unusual, challenging and surprisingly ordinary.

 

✔ Best Animation

TIS

On a sheet of paper, the contours of a character take shape. Tis. He extracts himself from the sheet, but remains attached to it by his feet. In the distance, there are a stream of characters similar to him. Tis tries to join them, but must cope with the large sheet of paper that he d...

 

✔ Best Documentary Character

Mind Over Matter

A young man with cerebral palsy overcomes a paralyzed left hand, bullies, and stereotypes, dreaming of becoming a rock guitarist even while he is told that he will never succeed. His dreams become reality as he leads his own band, inspired by the band Korn, to express himself through ...

 

✔ Best Cinematography

Notes on Blindness

After losing his sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try and understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary. Over three years he recorded in excess of sixteen hours of material – a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, which reveals th...

 

✔ Best Film about Love

It`s Not Yet Dark

It's Not Yet Dark tells the ground breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

 

✔ Best Director

The Drummer and the Keeper

Gabriel is the drummer of an up and coming rock band in Dublin who has Bipolar Disorder. Following his latest incident, his sister forces him into a therapy where he plays soccer. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with Christopher, a teen diagnosed with Asperger's. What follows is ...

 

✔ Grand Prix

Downside Up

Downside Up reveals a world where everyone has Down syndrome. One day, Eric is born, a boy who’s different. The film raises the important question – what is normal?

 

✔ Best Film about Shattering Stereotypes

Andre the Anti-Giant

Andre the Anti-Giant is the remarkable journey of a 3-foot-something actor, comedian, and disability advocate Andre H. Arruda. Though born with a rare genetic condition called Morquio Syndrome, Andre hasn’t let it – or misguided ableist preconceptions – prevent him from becoming a reg...

 

✔ Best Feature Film

Sanctuary

Larry, has Down syndrome, Sophie has severe epilepsy. The two are attracted to each other and, with the help of a care worker Tom, they sneak away to a hotel room during a supervised trip to the cinema. What do they do once they are there? How do they express a love that dare not spea...