Awards 2020


The winners of the competition will be announced at the Award Ceremony in presence of the jury, followed by the screening of the film The Amazing Jonathan and a reception. The DOCVILLE jury hands out 3 awards:

  • The Jury Award for Best International Documentary. Purchase prize by CANVAS.
    Nominees: all films from the international selection. This award is Academy Award (tm) Qualifying
  • The Jury Award for Best National Documentary. Award donated by SABAM for Culture.
    Nominees: all films from the national selection
  • The Con-Science Award. 1.500€ cash prize by DOCVILLE.
    Nominees: all films from the ConScience selection. 

The audience awards their favourite film with the DOCVILLE Audience Award. Nominees: all international films from the different programs

Jury 2020


Jury Internationale Competitie

Peter Krüger is a writer, director and producer. He is known for the award winning film N_The Madness of Reason, made in close collaboration with the Booker Prize winning novelist Ben Okri and Antwerpen Centraal. As a producer he has a long track record in producing documentaries, shorts and feature films. Peter is the co-founder and manager of Inti Films, a production company specializing in international co-productions.

Simon Vrebosis net coordinator at National Broadcaster Canvas. Previously, he worked as a marketing officer at radio stations Klara and Radio 1. He obtained a master's degree in Social and Cultural Agogics and a master in Philosophy and Moral Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Emmy Oost started working as a film producer for internationally acclaimed filmmaker Johan Grimonprez. Since 2009, within her company Cassette for Timescapes, she mainly focuses on documentary and crossmedia projects with social or political engagement.She received the Flanders Cultural Prize for Film 2015 for a slate of migration films and her work on interactive documentaries. Since 2014, she teaches ‘Production studies’ at LUCA, school of arts.

Jury National Selection

Daan Vermeulen is responsible for the acquisition of new documentary films, and the marketing and distribution strategies for documentary film distributor Cinema Delicatessen. In recent years Vermeulen has given guest lectures at the Netherlands Film Academy and Noordelijk Film Festival and has been a member of selection committees for the IDFA Forum and IDFA Bertha Fund. He is currently ad interim Managing Director of Cinema Delicatessen.

Ruben Nollet has been a professional film journalist for almost 30 years and a movie lover forever. He is especially passionate about genre cinema in general and horror in particular. He writes for several established newspapers and magazines, such as De Tijd, Metro and Vertigo.

Lieve Vankeirsbulck has been responsible for the film programming at the BUDA Arts Center since 2006. She was responsible for various campaigns designed to involve children, young people and families in vulnerable positions, earning BUDA a prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.

Jury Weten & Geweten

Marleen Finoulst is a medical doctor working in the media. She is editor in chief of the health magazine Bodytalk and coordinates the independent website www.gezondheidenwetenschap.be (health-and-science) of the Belgian Center of Evidence-Based Medicine. She is columnist in several science magazines and author of a handful of books on health. Meanwhile she is board member of SKEPP, a scientific organization that fights pseudo-science.

Phara de Aguirre has been a journalist with VRT News since April 1994 and is the presenter of De Afspraak since 2018. She made news reports for different programmes on the public national broadcaster VRT and collaborated on Canvas documentary series My mother, My father, Weg van België, Liefde in times of cancer, Seven days young, Amazones and Blanco.

Steve Thielemans studied Germanic philology at the VUB (2001) and Audiovisual Arts at the Ritcs (2006). His graduation project “The substitute” earned him a VAF Wildcard, which he used to make L’île déserte (Best Belgian Documentary at Docville). In addition to his work as a documentary filmmaker and reporter, Steve teaches at Erasmushogeschool Brussels.