Six projects focusing on female-identified European voices were selected to enter the IF/Then pitch competition during the 2017 CPH:DOX Film Festival on March 22, 2017.

The winner was selected by a professional jury consisting of:

Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution at Dogwoof
Amy Hobby, Executive Director of TFI
Riina Spørring Zachariassen, Producer at Bacon Pictures

The jury chose the project "Nudar" by Rand Beiruty as the competition winner from the following six projects:

  • Andrey Suleyman – Director: Alina Gorlova, Producer: Yelizaveta Smith – Ukraine
  • Anti Rodina – Directors/Producers: Diana Zolotarova & Tatjana Moutchnik – Germany
  • Nudar—Director: Rand Beiruty – Germany (Received GRANT AWARD)
  • S/He – Director: Chloe White, Producer: Helen Jack – United Kingdom / Albania
  • The End of All – Directors: Sun Hee Engelstoft & Piotr Rafal Winiewicz – Denmark
  • We Shall Never Part – Directors: Martina Melilli & Lidia Savioli – Italy

Riina Zachariassen comments on behalf of the jury:

“The winner is a personal story by someone with a connection to the community in which they found their protagonist and to the wider issue of mass migration in Europe. Through the intimate relationship between filmmaker and subject, the film allows a positive presentation of what migrants to bring to their new homes in the face of much adversity. Furthermore we felt this funding would make a clear difference to the outcome of the film.”