On May 21, Heddy Honigmann died in Amsterdam at the age of 70. The Peruvian-Dutch director was a guest at our festival many times, where she was honoured with awards for several films. In 1994 she won a Golden Dove for Metal and Melancholy. In 2006, she won the Prize of the Interreligious Jury for her film Forever. And in 2008, she received three awards for Oblivion: the Silver Dove, the FIPRESCI Prize, and the Prize of the Interreligious Jury.
Oblivion screened again in 2017 as part of our 60th anniversary programme series, which featured significant films from the festival's history. That same year, she was our guest as a juror for the International Competition. She also presented 100UP, her latest film project at the time, to the international film industry at the DOK Co-Pro Market.
We continue to feel deeply connected to Heddy Honigmann. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.