Courage is the theme of this year’s Budapest International Documentary Film Festival (BIDF), with prizes given in a dozen categories from Brave Children to Brave Pioneers. These award-winning works, all English-friendly, can now be seen online until 13 February.

For the eighth annual Budapest International Documentary Film Festival (BIDF), 32 works competed against each other. Bravery was the common thread throughout, as illustrated by Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated Flee, about a gay Afghan refugee, winner of the Audience Award, and Lesia Kordonets’ Pushing Boundaries, about her fellow Ukrainians competing in the Winter Paralympic Games during the Russian invasion of Crimea. With particular resonance today, this film picked up the Brave Resistance prize.

BIDF 2022 winners

Brave Children/Children of the Mist, Hâ Lê Diêm, Vietnam. Special Prize/Inside the Red Brick Wall, various Hong Kong filmmakers

Brave Dreamers
/The Last Shelter, Ousmane Samassékou, Mali 

Brave Pioneers
/Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Denmark. Special Prize/Intensive Life Unit, Adéla Komrzý, Czech Republic 

Brave Resistance/Pushing Boundaries, Lesia Kordonets, Ukraine. Special Prize/The Jump, Giedrė Žickytė, Lithuania 

Brave Women/Fly So Far, Celina Escher, Switzerland/El Salvador. Special prize/Anny, Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic 

Student Jury Prize/Inside the Red Brick Wall
Senior Jury Prize/Children of the Mist 
Audience Award/Flee 

See BIDF 2022 films online

For details of how to watch all the award-winning films online see here