The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival Documentary Competition was established in 2019 to recognise excellence in the field of documentary making. In its inaugural year, the judging panel – composed of three esteemed judges: Pat Murphy, Ken Wardrop and Hamish McAlpine – selected Of Fathers and Sons from a shortlist of eight outstanding titles.

2020

Winner
Confucian Dream

Special Mention
Women Make Film: A New Road Through Cinema

2019

Winner
Of Fathers and Sons