Winner: Dolce Fine Giornata

The Dorfman Best Film Award recognises powerful and outstanding filmmaking. The winner was announced at the Closing Night Gala on Thursday 21 November.   The jury described Dolce Fine Giornata as: "An accomplished and ambitious drama that tackles a broad political question from an unusual angle. It is beautifully written and shot, with an excellent performance from Krystyna Janda, who portrays a complex and nuanced character. It is the work of a confident filmmaker, deftly fusing family melodrama with a powerful political statement."