Yesterday evening we've learned the winners of IDFA. There's a Polish production among the awarded titles. The short documentary by Mariusz Rusiński received the IDFA Award for Best Youth Film in the 13+ category.

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is the largest and one of the most important documentary festivals in the world. It attracts over 280,000 attendees every year, including 3000 guests from the documentary industry while the films shown at IDFA often become festival favourites later. This year, IDFA is held on 8–19 November.

Michał Ruciński's film was invited to the competition section of the IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary. The jurors were utterly delighted and made the documentary leave the festival with the most important award in its category. 

The protagonist of Sister of Mine is Zuzia, an artistically gifted and very sensitive teenager who is also struggling with drug addiction. Her brother, the director of the film, decides to take a closer look at the family in order to understand what could have led to this situation. It is not only a story about recovering from an addiction, but also about how family relationships have a great impact on the specific decisions of its members. The creator points the camera at his loved ones in the most intimate moments and tries to capture the hot spots and sources of conflict and lack of mutual understanding.

The list of all awarded films can be found here.