2019 Documentary Competition Award Winner
Feature Documentary | minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/14/2019
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Jury selection for Best Documentary Feature
OVERSEAS, directed by Sung-a Yoon
Director Sung-a Yoon receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods and services, with a total value of over $25,000.

Jury selection for Best Documentary Short
GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND, directed by Bassam Tariq
Director Bassam Tariq receives a $500 cash prize and the film qualifies for consideration at the Academy Awards® for Best Live Action Short Film.


Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging filmmakers from all over the world, representing cinema’s next wave of groundbreaking film artists.

The Documentary Competition Jury announced the winning Feature and Short films on the morning of Monday, October 14. Later that afternoon, the two films screened together in East Hampton.