FESTIVALS


 01
 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
the Netherlands (15 – 26 November, 2017) - IDFA Competition For Dutch Documentary

Won: IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary:
"The Idfa Special Jury Award For Dutch Documentary Goes To A Film In Which We Witness A Person Caught In A Situation Involuntarily. Like Her, We Never Really Get To Understand Exactly Why. And Like Her, We Desperately Want To Find A Solution – To Get Her Out. The Jury Was Moved And Affected By This Very Well-Made Film, And Hopes It Will Help Bring About Awareness And Change. The Jury Has Chosen To Honour: Alicia By Maasja Ooms."

 02  One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Czech Republic (5 – 14 March, 2018) – International Competition

 03   Millenium International Documentary Film Festival
Belgium (20 – 30 March, 2018) – International Competition

 04   DOKer – Moscow International Documentary Film Festival
Russia (12 – 17 April, 2018) – Main Feature Competition

 05   San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival
Spain (20 – 27 April, 2018) – Official Selection

 06   EDOC – International Documentary Film Festival
Ecuador (9 – 20 May, 2018) – Official Selection

 07   Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Poland (11 – 20 May, 2018) – Official Selection

 08   Gdansk DocFilm Festival
Poland (6 – 10 June, 2018)  Main Competition

Won: Best Film:
"The Jury Has Chosen Alicia As The Best Film Of The 16th Gdansk Docfilm Festival. The Statuette Gate Of Freedom Will Go To The Director Of The Film, Maasja Ooms."

 09   Biografilm Festival– International Celebration of Lives
Italy (8 – 18 June, 2018) – Official Selection

 10   BANFF World Media Festival
Alberta, Canada (10-13 June, 2018) – Official Nominee

 11   DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days
Turkey (9 – 14 June, 2018) – Official Selection

 12   PRIX Italia
Capri, Italy (23 – 29 Sept 2018) – In Competion

Won: Best Documentary: "The award for best TV documentary Prix Italia 2018 was chosen by the jury unanimously. The winner is the Dutch documentary « Alicia » - made by the excellent one woman-team Maasja Ooms, coproduced by VPRO Television. The film « Alicia » is not only a powerful portrait of a young girl drifting from foster family care to life in institutions. It’s also a portrait of a system that is not working, social heritage and lack of love. A sensitive subject treated with warm compassion without judging the absent mother or the social workers. The documentary shows excellence in all aspects of filmmaking: best directing, best camera work, best storytelling and best editing. It’s beautifully put together with emotional breaks to help the audience breath, and reflect. It punches us in the stomach with a message we never will forget. The prize doesn’t only go to the filmmaker - we also want to dedicate it to Alicia herself for sharing her life with us. Thank you!"

 13   Nederlands Film Festival
the Netherlands (27 Sept – 5 Oct, 2018) – Official Selection Gouden Kalf Competition

 14   Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano
Switzerland (9 – 14 October, 2018)

 15   PRIX EUROPA 2018
Berlin, Germany (13 – 18 October, 2018) – Official Nominee


RECENT:

 16   Verzio IHRDFF
Budapest, Hungary (6 – 11 November, 2018) – Main Competition

 17   DOC NYC 
United States (8 – 15 November, 2018) – Official Selection

 18   iDOCS International Documentary Forum
China (29 Nov – 4 Dec, 2018) – Official Selection