The new film by Daniel Stopa has received two special mentions at the Ukrainian festival. It was recognised in the Docu/Short Competition and by the student jury.

The Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the only film festival in Ukraine with a focus on human rights. The festival was held annually in Kiev in March, and admission was free for the public. Two years ago, the event took place in a modified form at the Kijów cinema in Krakow during the 62nd Krakow Film Festival. After a year-long break, it returned to the Ukrainian capital.

Daniel Stopa's awarded The Kiosk follows Ania and Lidka, daughter-in-law and mother-in-law. Ania is strong and determined. Lidka – quite the opposite. It's caused by traumatic experiences. Lidka endured a toxic relationship with her husband, who had abused her for many years. When he finally ended up in prison, she found an opportunity for a new life under the care of her daughter-in-law. The women spend many hours each day at a kiosk run by Ania. Will the time they share, their conversations, and closeness be enough for Lidka to recover from her troubled past?

The list of all awarded films can be found here.