Utrecht – ALFA is the winner of the 9th annual CampusDoc Filmfestival. ALFA, directed by by Imke Renee Slump and Iris Wijngaarde is a fascinating portrait of Koen, a young hunter. The documentary shows the sport of hunting from Koen’s perspective and leaves room for the audience to decide how they feel about hunting in modern society.
The winners of this year’s festival were all students of the School of Journalism, Hogeschool Utrecht.
2nd place goes to Lone Soldier, Made by Shany Azoulay and Rutger Knol. Lone Soldier is a thought provoking portrait of a young Dutch woman who recently left The Netherlands to join the Israel Defence Forces.
The 3rd prize is for Up a Tree, directed by Bodil Tummers and Hannah Cammeraat. Up a Tree portrays the conflict between a powerful mining company and environmental activists in Germany. The film balances the very real concerns of the activists with the importance of coal mining to the local economy and the long tradition of mining in the region.
The festival was a great success, and films from all over the world were shown throughout the weekend. CampusDoc Film festival is an annual festival during which documentaries of new filmmakers are shown. The festival has grown more popular every year.
All documentaries are now available online at Vimeo on demand