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Indy Film Library announces winners for its 2022 season

  • Third annual Indy Film Library festival ends with awards distributed
  • Stunning relationship drama Almas Rotas takes Best Feature Narrative Film while heart-breaking portrait of life with Alzheimer’s When All That’s Left is Love claims Best Feature Documentary Film
  • Eric Gordon also named Best Director for his work on When All That’s Left is Love
  • Victoria Warmerdam picks up Best Screenplay for bittersweet comedy-short Snorrie
  • Lasse Kenneth Holm Hansen scoops Best Actor for strong performance in political psycho-drama The Man In Between

Since Wednesday 27th April 2022, Indy Film Library (IFL) has been showcasing some of the best independent films it has received for review over the last year. The movies were selected on the basis of both their storytelling and the technical skills exhibited by their cast and crew, before being screened digitally and in cinemas over the course of four days.

As was the case with the previous edition, for three days IFL showed an expanded programme of global cinematic talent via its digital theatre screen. However, with the relaxing of pandemic rules finally allowing a return to cinemas, this year’s event saw IFL take part of its event to Amsterdam’s Filmhuis Cavia. There, a selection of the best films from filmmakers in the Netherlands played to a crowded theatre.

Indy Film Library Chief Editor Jack Brindelli commented, “The biggest privilege of doing this is getting to uncover and champion new talent. It was great to have done that again with a global audience online, but returning to the cinema this year was the icing on the cake. Hearing the crowd interact first-hand with what they were seeing, cheering and clapping for young independent artists, was a beautiful moment. Each one of our filmmakers deserves an adoring audience for their incredible work!”

Over the last week, IFL’s team has been serving as a jury to vote for which of the films should be declared the best in show at the closing-night ceremony. Now, as its 2022 season prepares to draw to a close, IFL has announced the winners from the Indy Film Library Awards shortlist.

Commenting on the news, Brindelli added, “I would like to congratulate all the winners of our second season on their victories – and to thank the audience for their participation. Introducing so many people to these talented artists, who they may never otherwise have come across, has been an honour. I can’t wait to do it all again for our next season of submissions.”

The winners are as follows:

Looking ahead

Following the completion of the festival, IFL has launched a GoFundMe campaign to support its next edition. If you value what we do, please donate what you can to help us maintain our website, supply critical feedback to new artists around the world, and to put on an even bigger, better festival next year. If you cannot contribute directly, please share the campaign link: https://gofund.me/6a70544d

Meanwhile, on Monday May 9th 2022 09:00 CET, Indy Film Library will open for its third year of submissions.

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