DOK Leipzig films
The award season has begun and it's raining nominations for
DOK Leipzig films.
On the 28th of February the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles will be awarding the Oscars® for the 88th time. Two films that ran at DOK Leipzig can hope for one of the highly coveted trophies this year.
Last Day of Freedom by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman was part of the International Competition Short Film and the International Competition Animated Documentary Film in 2015, in which the film received an Honourable Mention. The film recounts the tragic story of two brothers, a betrayal, and an unaccustomed look at the USA. Last Day of Freedom is nominated in the category Documentary Short.
Bear Story by Gabriel Osorio was part of the International Competition Animated Film in 2014. It shows a bear and his mechanical diorama, in which a very personal, heartwarming tale takes place. The film is nominated in the category Short Film (Animated).
Learn more about all the Oscar® nominations on the Academy website.
In addition, the time has come for the Shortlist from the Deutsche Filmakademie (“German Film Academy”) for the German Film Award 2016. The following films that were screened at DOK Leipzig are in the running to be nominated for a Lola®:
Parchim International by Stefan Eberlein and Manuel Fenn received an Honourable Mention in the 2015 German Competitions.
Himmelverbot by Andrei Schwartz and Am Kölnberg by Robin Humboldt and Laurentia Genske competed in the German Competition Documentary Film in 2014. Am Kölnberg received an Honourable Mention.
More about the Shortlist can be found on the Deutscher Filmpreis (“German Film Award”) website.