Award Winners 2015
The winners of DOK Leipzig have been decided. On the evening of Saturday, October 31st, the Golden and Silver Doves for the most outstanding films of DOK Leipzig were awarded. In total, 19 prizes for this year’s festival were awarded, including seven Golden Doves and one Silver Dove.
The film 'Brothers', by Wojciech Staroń, was awarded the Golden Dove in the International Competition of Full-length Documentary and Animation. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros, donated by the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. The Golden Dove in the German Competition for Full-length Documentary and Animation was awarded to Tom Lemke’s film 'Land on Water', whilst the recipient of the Golden Dove for Best Short German Documentary and Animation - awarded for the first time this year - is Benjaming Kahlmeyer for 'Iron'. 'Wegzaubern' ('Spirit Away') was awarded with the Golden Dove for Best Animated Documentary.
The winning films in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film may go on to qualify for an OSCAR ®. They will be eligible for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject respectively the Short Film category of the Academy Awards ® without the standard theatrical run, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
We congratulate all prize-winners! A complete overview of the winners can be found here.
On Sunday, November 1st, the winning films will once again be available for viewing at DOK Leipzig. An overview of the programme can be found here.
Tickets to attend the prize-winning films can be purchased online from October 31st - following the announcement of the awards - and from the 1st of November from all DOK ticketing outlets.