DOK Leipzig nominiates 'Train to Adulthood'
The nominees have been announced!
This year, DOK Leipzig puts the Hungarian film ‘Train to Adulthood’ (Reményvasút) by Klára Trencsényi in the running of the Doc Alliance Selection Awards.
In 2015, the film celebrated its World Premiere with us, and was awarded with the Golden Dove (Next Masters Competition) by filmmaker John Smith. His jury statement: "To an acutely observed documentary which sets an anachronistic utopian project against the harsh realities of life faced by two families in present day Hungary. The Next Masters Award goes to the beautifully photographed and edited film 'Train to Adulthood' by Klára Trencsényi."
Since 2008, Doc Alliance brings together seven European documentary film festivals. Along with DOK Leipzig, the Doc Alliance includes the festivals CPH:DOX, Docs Against Gravity FF, Doclisboa, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF and Visions du Réel. The Doc Alliance aims to bring European documentary film festivals closer together, supporting high-quality documentary film projects.
The DAS Award plays an important role in achieving this aim: it is worth 5,000 Euros and should help the winner realise new film projects.
On the 7th of August, 2016 the winner of the Doc Alliance Selection Award will be announced at an official opening ceremony at the Locarno IFF – in the presence of all directors of the Doc Alliance festivals.
More information on the nominees here: www.dafilms.com/selection