Freedom Ambassador, Golden Award: Tian Jiang “Golden Shield Project”, China
Freedom Ambassador, Silver Award: Ada Trillo “La Lova – Prostitute Ciudad Juarez”, USA/Mexico
Freedom Ambassador, Bronze Award: Gosia Poraj “Courage”, United Kingdom/Poland
Special Award: Kim Gongsan “Camp 16 in North Korea”, USA/North Korea
People’s Choice Award: Farnoush Amini “Stoned” United Kingdom/Iran
Special Award in memorial of Theo van Gogh collected by Theo’s Best Friend: the Comedian Hans Teeuwen.
GOLD AWARD: When God Sleeps (2017), director Till Schauder
For the bravery of artists standing up to oppressive hierarchies despite the mortal danger involved.
The story of an Iranian musician whose music challenges the social, political and religious system. He is willing to sacrifice everything in return for liberty.
Shahin Najafi stands up to the Ayatollah of Iran never compromising even after a fatwa is issued.
SILVER AWARD: A Todo Color, director Randy Valdes
For highlighting the history of Cuban heroes, Cuban music and their struggle for freedom of expression. In honor of the Cuban musicians who fought for liberty using the power of song, telling their forbidden stories using the powerful medium of music.
BRONZE AWARD: Changing the World, One Wall at a Time ,director Maryam Ishani
For remembering those whom everyone else forgot.
This film shows how street art can be a great weapon in the fight for freedom. Graffiti transports freedom straight into the heart of communities, translating the message into the language of the streets