The special mention of the jury was presented to Nathan Nicholovitch's Where There Is Shade (De l'ombre il y a).
The uncompromising drama about a French trans* prostitute, Mirinda, who struggles in the desolate environment of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, was described by the jury as “an intense, deep and long-lasting experience. In this film, the main protagonist, who undergoes major inner development, and the unique actor, David D'Ingéo, also deserve great attention and appreciation.” The actor is also one of the guests of this year's Mezipatra.
The student jury's special mention was awarded to Peacock (Furiant) by the Czech director Ondrej Hudecek. “A comedy in three acts,” set in the youth of playwright Ladislav Stroupeznicky, was appreciated by the student jury for its precision and original approach. “The age of exploration of who you are in the world is presented in an original narrative form that is supported by an almost extravagant yet fluid editing style... We also liked that whilst the movie takes place in the 19th century, it has a modern perspective on sexuality and does not exploit this particular component of Ladislav Stroupežnický's life.”