The Adelaide Film Festival announced its 2020 prize winners on Monday October 19. The $10,000 cash prize for fiction was given to the Georgian director Déa Kulumbegashvili for Beginning.
Her debut feature is having a stellar career on the festival circuit. It was (symbolically) selected for the Official Program at Cannes 2020, and screened at Toronto to win the FIPRESCI Critics prize. The San Sebastian International Film Festival awarded it the Golden Shell for Best Film.