IFF Water Sea Oceans – Winners 

Many of the films screened at the VMO IFF struck us with their depth and story, reflecting the infinite beauty of the water world. Choosing the best of the best is an annual challenge, as each film is unique.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants who shared their stories.


Whale Nation

Jean-Albert Lievre (France)

Category Environmental Film

Forest Rivers/Forest Rivers

Slawomir Skupiński (Poland)

Category Documentary

Cosquerova cave/The Mysteries of the Cosquer Cave

Marie Thiry (France)

Category Film Story

Vorvani, A Family Affair/Titans of the Sea

René Heuzey, François Sarano, Guillaume Vincent (France)

Category Short Film


Alexis Morrison (France)

Category Saltwater

Alien Contact / Between Worlds

Katya Shirokow, Rick Rosenthal (USA)

Category Sweet Water


Martin Strmiska (Slovakia)

Category Free work

Water Lost and Returned

Radek Plíhal (Czech Republic)

Crystal Planet Award

Pavel Gross

Looking at these works, it is obvious how important it is to protect and value our water resources. A heart full of gratitude to all who have contributed not only their talent but also their passion to this festival. Thank you all!