‘The Earth Is Blue As An Orange’ wins Best Documentary Award at the 3rd edition

‘Taming The Garden’ has won the Special Jury Award and ‘Splinters’ the Special Mention.  ‘Native Rock’ has won the Audience Award.

‘The Earth Is Blue As An Orange’, directed by the Ukrainian director Iryna Tsilyk, has been crowned as the winner of this edition. The jury has valued the sensitivity of the documentary showing the war through the privacy and the intelligence of their characters. ‘The Earth Is Blue As An Orange’ shows the life of a mother and her four children, in an armed conflict zone. This family uses the cinema and their passion for it as a way to forget the tragedy situation of the bombardment. The prize is valued at 1,500 euros, and it’s sponsored by the APAIB, Association of Audiovisual Producers of the Balearic Islands.

‘Taming the Garden’ directed by the Georgian director Salomé Jashi, has been awarded with the Special Jury Award owing to their artistic qualities. The jury stressed that the film builds an extraordinary visual poetry through a highly attentive cinematographic language. The documentary tells us the story of a powerful man who collects centenarian trees. He uproots the trees of their places of origin and moves them to his personal garden.

‘Splinters’, directed by the argentinian director Natalia Garayalde, has won the Special Mention. The members of the jury took into consideration the film because of his highly approach to the family archive that shows the universal history of the injustice that repeats itself. At 1995th, the director captured the crash of a weapon factory at Río Tercero, Córdoba, with a domestic camera. Twenty years after that, she recovered the videos and turned it into a documentary about memory, the passing of time and corruption.

The program coordinator and ex-director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, producer, Cíntia Gil, filmmaker and director of the MakeDox creative documentary film fest, Petra Seliskar, and filmmaker Audrius Stonys, has made up the jury of the 3rd edition of MajorDocs.

Native Rock’, directed by Macià Florit, born in Menorca, has won the Audience Award. The film swings between essay, visual poem and open letter. In the film, Macià Florit bravely faces questions about his own identity, his family relationships and globalization.


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