Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award

The Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award, a prize consisting of €10,000, is conferred upon one of the films supported by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and screening at the festival. 

The tradition started in 2008, then the winner of the Hubert Bals Fund Award was selected by a jury. From 2009 on, the Award goes to the Hubert Bals Fund-supported film receiving the highest votes from the festival audience. 

Winners per edition

2017
La Flor (part 1) by Mariano Llinás

2016
El abrazo de la serpiente by Ciro Guerra

2015
Los hongos by Oscar Ruiz Navia (Colombia, Argentina, France, Germany)

2014
Qissa by Anup Singh (Germany, India, Netherlands, France)

2013
Wadjda by Haifaa Al Mansour (Saoedie-Arabia, Germany)

2012
Goodbye by Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2011)

2011
If the Seed Doesn't Die by Sinisa Dragin (Romania, 2010)

2010
Soul Boy by Hawa Essuman (Kenia, Duitsland)

2009 
Teza by Haile Gerima (Ethiopia) 

2008 
Mutum by Sandra Kogut (Br/Fr)