The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced that they will present an extra award in memory of the late Peter Wintonick — who had hosted the popular “IDFA talkshow” at the festival. IDFA founder and director Ally Derks said the Peter Wintonick Special Jury Award for First Appearance will be given out with a prize of €2,500.
“Throughout his career, Peter Wintonick was committed to guiding young
filmmakers,” IDFA said. “This encouragement award is IDFA’s tribute to his work and
his spirited enthusiasm.”
Jan Röfekamp, sales agent at Canada’s Films Transit provided the financial support for the award.
Wintonick passed away last week, leaving behind a remarkable amount of friends in the film world, many of whom have posted in the comments section of the linked article. Another, Sheffield Doc/Fest Director Heather Croall, offered this beautiful essay on Wintonick’s final days.