“Klondike” by Maryna Er Gorbach won the Grand Jury Prize.

The Seattle International Film Festival returned to its in-person format for the first time since 2019 this year, with many of the world’s top independent films heading to Emerald City. The 11-day festival, which ended this weekend, screened 263 films, including 28 world premieres, and ultimately honored a combination of domestic and foreign films with its awards.

Maryna Er Gorbach’s Ukrainian war drama ‘Klondike’ won the Grand Jury Prize, while Zia Mohajerjasbi’s Seattle drama ‘Know Your Place’ received rave reviews from audiences and won the New American Cinema Competition. festival.

“As we celebrated our first in-person festival in three years, we were thrilled to showcase great films and new voices from around the world,” said SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett. “Creating these experiences that bring audiences around film, both cinematic and hybrid, has allowed us all to connect, learn, and make our own worlds that little bit bigger. We’re constantly impressed with the ability of filmmakers to tell their stories, even under stressful conditions, and to find and meet their audience.

Keep reading for the full list of Seattle International Film Festival 2022 winners:

Competition prize with jury

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“Klondike” | real. Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine, Turkey)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“Navalny” | real. Daniel Roher (USA, Russia, Germany)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“Fire of Love” | real. Sara Dosa (USA, Canada)

Ibero-American SIFF 2022 Competition

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“Sublime” | real. Mariano Biasin (Argentina)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY OF VISION

“The Sacred Spirit” |dir. Chema García Ibarra (Spain/France/Turkey/United Kingdom)

SIFF New Directors Competition

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“Lonely Voices” | real. Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi (Italy)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“Money Boy” | real. CB Yi (Austria/France/Belgium/Taiwan)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“Tug of War” | real. Amil Shivji (Tanzania/South Africa/Germany/Qatar)

SIFF New American Cinema Competition

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“Know Your Place” | real. Zia Mohajerjasbi

SIFF Documentary Competition

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“X-ray of a family” | real. Firouzeh Khosrovani (Iran/Norway/Switzerland)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Dark Red Forest” | real. Jin Huaqing (China)

Live action short film

GRAND JURY PRIZE

‘Rachels doesn’t run away’ | real. Joanny Causse

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“The Carrito” | real. Zahida Pirani

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“Tank Fairy” | real. Erich Rettstadt

Documentary short film

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“Long line of ladies” | real. Rayka Zehtabchi, Tome Shaandiin

Animated short film

GRAND JURY PRIZE

“Love, Daddy” | real. Diana Cam Van Nguyen

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING

“Wet” | real. Marianne Bergeonneau, Lauriane Montppert, Mélina Mandon, Cloé Peyrebrune, Elvira Taussac

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