Awards & Juries

Awards & Juries

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Preisstatuen der Goldenen Tauben auf einer Bühne im Gegenlicht.
© Susann Jehnichen
International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film

Golden Dove

along with 10,000 €
granted by Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

The winner of the Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film will qualify for consideration for the annual ACADEMY AWARDS® provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Silver Dove

for the best long documentary or animated film by an up-and-coming director (with up to three directorial works after completing their education)
along with 6,000 € 
granted by 3sat


Jury: 

Alfredo Jaar (USA)
Volker Koepp (Germany)
Koyo Kouoh (Cameroon)
Fernanda Pessoa (Brazil)
B. Ruby Rich (USA)

As the festival’s exclusive media partner, the MDR is dedicated to the large-scale promotion of documentary film and has been sponsoring the Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film, endowed with 10,000 Euros, since 2013.

3sat has been presenting independent documentary films in its programme and supporting their production since 1993. In 2020, 3sat is granting an award for up-and-coming talents at DOK Leipzig for the first time, thus underlining their engagement for international young directors.

International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film

Golden Dove Short Documentary Film

along with 3,000 €

Golden Dove Short Animated Film

along with 3,000 €

All winners of Golden Doves in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film will qualify for consideration for the annual ACADEMY AWARDS® provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


Jury: 

Randa Maroufi (Morocco/ France)
Kelvin Kyung Kun Park (South Korea)
Annegret Richter (Germany)

German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film

Golden Dove

along with 3,000 €


Jury:

Bettina Böhler (Germany)
Anne Ratte-Polle (Germany)
Alex Moussa Sawadogo (Germany/ Burkina Faso)

German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film

Silver Dove

along with 1,500 €


Jury:

Bettina Böhler (Germany)
Anne Ratte-Polle (Germany)
Alex Moussa Sawadogo (Germany/ Burkina Faso)

Golden Section – Competition for the Audience Award Long Documentary and Animated Film

Golden Dove

along with 3,000 €


Jury:

Johanna Bender (Germany)
Maurane Cugny (France)
Hermann Klinghammer (Germany)
Ahmad Masoud (Germany)
Rico Mosig (Germany)
Sabine Seliger (Germany)
Anita Weiß (Germany)

Golden Section – Competition for the Audience Award Short Documentary and Animated Film

Silver Dove

along with 1,500 €
granted by Leipziger Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Filmkunst e. V.


Jury:

Johanna Bender (Germany)
Maurane Cugny (France)
Hermann Klinghammer (Germany)
Ahmad Masoud (Germany)
Rico Mosig (Germany)
Sabine Seliger (Germany)
Anita Weiß (Germany)

Partner Awards for Documentary and Animated Films in the Competitions

DEFA Sponsoring Prize

4,000 € 
granted by the DEFA Foundation for an outstanding long German documentary film in the German and International Competition

The DEFA Sponsoring Prize is awarded by the Jury of the German Competitions.

The DEFA Foundation, in accordance with its statutory motto “Rediscover the Past – Support the Future”, has awarded the DEFA Sponsoring Prize at DOK Leipzig since 2005. The Prize is intended to support up-and-coming filmmakers in the critical investigation of contemporary issues.

Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize

2,000 € 
for the best current long German documentary film (75 min and longer) along with the purchase of the licence and the subtitling in up to eight languages


Jury:

Renate Heilmeier (Goethe-Institut Headquarters Munich)
Narges Kalhor (Germany/ Iran)
Claudia Marchegiani (Goethe-Institut Denmark)

The Goethe-Institut is the global cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural cooperation. With its Documentary Film Prize it enables the winning film and DOK Leipzig to gain worldwide attention and an international audience.

MDR Film Prize

3,000 € 
for an outstanding Eastern European documentary film

Since 1995, the MDR has sponsored the MDR Film Prize for an outstanding Eastern European documentary, endowed with 3,000 Euros. The developments in Eastern Europe are one of the major topics the broadcaster has been following for years.

Prize of the Interreligious Jury

1,500 €
for a film in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film

donated by the Interreligious Roundtable Leipzig, the Leipzig Oratory and the VCH-Hotels Germany GmbH in the “Verband Christlicher Hoteliers e. V.” including the Hotel MICHAELIS in Leipzig

The Interreligious Jury is appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS.


Jury:

Freek L. Bakker (Netherlands)
Anna-Maria Kégl (Germany)
Hossein Navab (Iran)
Anita Winter (Switzerland)

ver.di Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness

2,500 €
for a film in the German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film


Jury:

Nancy Brandt (Germany)
Maximilian Hempel (Germany)
Martin Klindtworth (Germany)
Max Krispin (Germany)
Lars Petersen (Germany)

Young Eyes Film Award

2,000 € 
granted by Leipziger Stadtbau AG
awarded by the Youth Jury in cooperation with Filmschule Leipzig e. V.

International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI Prize)

(International Federation of Film Critics)

for a film in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film

Mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

for the best animated film


Jury:

Minou Becker (Germany)
Frederike Moormann (Germany)
Janick Nolting (Germany)

Gedanken-Aufschluss

awarded by a jury of prisoners of the Juvenile Detention Centre Regis-Breitingen

DOK Industry

Development Prize for the Best Female Director of the Saxon State Minister for the Arts

along with 5,000 €

Current Time TV Development Award

for an outstanding project from Central or East Europe
endowed with US$ 2,000

EWA Women’s Talent Development Award

for the best project in the Circle Women’s Doc Accelerator
endowed with 1,000 € and mentoring from EWA members and DOK Leipzig

Zonta Club Leipzig Elster Female Talent Development Prize

a bursary valued at 1,000 € to help a female talent develop her network and skillset

D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize

post-production services amounting to 10,000 € for an outstanding project from DOK Preview Germany

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