- The Golden Alexander Award - twelve films of over 50 minutes in length compete for the Golden Alexander, accompanied by €8000 Cash Prize.
- The FIPRESCI Award - the International Federation of Film Critics, comprising distinguished film critics, presents its award to the Best Documentary of the International Competition Program
- The Human Values Award - The Hellenic Parliament TV Channel bestows its award to a film of the International Competition section.
This marks the 3rd international festival in which THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS takes home top honours, following the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg Film Festival and Best First Appearance Award at IDFA.
Produced by Monica Hellström, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war and follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year.