DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
60. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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DOK Leipzig Award Winners 2014

for Documentary Films and Videos/
Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)

Golden Dove

Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard (France) for the film

Les règles du jeu (Rules of the Game)

 

Twenty, no skills, and “hard to place”: Three young adults try to gain a foothold in the employment market, which means rehearsing roles and being functional. Weird and true. read more

for Documentary Films and Videos/
Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)

Honorary Mention

Alexander Nanau (Romania) for the film

Toto şi surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters)

 

Three kids on their own in Bucharest’s Roma ghetto. Poverty and drugs, but a youth centre offers a refuge. Can you beat fate? A hopeful drama. read more

for Documentary Films and Videos/
Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)

Honorary Mention

Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands, Ukraine) for the film

Maidan

 

Battle cries, smoke bombs, cheers, grief. A sequence of motionless shots coalesces into a chronicle of revolutionary awakening. A visual masterpiece. read more

for an outstanding german documentary

Golden Dove

Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (Germany, Poland) for the film

Domino Effekt

 

The Abkhazian Minister of Sports is fighting for a Domino World Championship in Sokhumi. And with his wife, who is Russian and doesn’t feel accepted. A misalliance rife with tragicomic moments. read more

 

for an extraordinary german documentary film

Honorary Mention

Robin Humboldt and Laurentia Genske (Germany) for the film

Am Kölnberg

 

Four residents of Cologne in a prefabricated highrise on the edge of the city. A story of struggles against addiction and poverty, of lives that used to be different. And of friendship and happiness. read more

for an extraordinary documentary film talent

Talent Dove of the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig

Hamza Ouni (Tunesien, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate) für den Film

El Gort

 

In your early twenties and no hopes of ever doing anything than stacking backbreaking loads of hay on trucks – being young in Tunisia. A film bursting with anger: rough, in your face, like a fist. read more

for an extraordinary documentary film talent

Honorary Mention

Maximilian Haslberger (Germany) for the film

Die Menschenliebe (The Humanitarians)

 

Jochen is banned from the brothel, Sven pays men and women, both are waiting for love. Sexuality beyond the boundaries of terms like healthy, handicapped, documentary or fiction. read more

for Animated Films and Videos

Golden Dove

Åsa Sandzén (Sweden) for the film

Still Born

 

A pregnant soon-to-be mother is forced to choose whether her beloved child should try to live or not with a cardiac malformation. Feelings of anger, powerlessness and immense grief overwhelm her. read more

for Animated Films and Videos

Silver Dove

Daisy Jacobs (United Kingdom) for the film

The Bigger Picture

 

Painted life-sized on the wall, this is the story of two brothers who take care of their ailing mother. This task has consequences for their own lives and their relationship. read more

for Animated Films and Videos

Honorary Mention

Dahee Jeong (France) for the film

Man on the Chair

 

A man is sitting in a room, questioning himself and his existence – until he has to provide proof of either the one truth or the other. read more

for Documentary Films and Videos/Short Metrage (to 45 min)

Golden Dove

Guido Hendrikx (Netherlands) für den Film

Escort

 

How do you carry a handcuffed person? What do you do when they fight back? Recruits of the Dutch Federal Police training for deportations. read more

for Animated Films and Videos

Honorary Mention

Atsushi Wada (Japan, United Kingdom) for the film

Anomalies

 

We try to enrich ourselves through prayer, faith and devotion to someone or something “other”. Similarly, we believe in the existence of “anomalies”, such as unknowable and uncontrollable monsters. read more

for Documentary Films and Videos/Short Metrage (to 45 min)

Honorary Mention

Ramon Bloomberg (United Kingdom, France, USA) for the film

T’s World: The Over-identification of Terry Thompson


The outrageous case of an American who kept wild animals and fed them his own body, with references to epic theatre, Greek tragedies and Play Station aesthetics. read more

 

for animated Documentaries

Golden Dove

Roberto Collío (Chile) for the film

Muerte blanca (White Death)

 

The senseless death of a group of soldiers in a snowstorm in the Chilean Andes. Fragments of real live footage and sparse animations in a nightmare of cold and death. read more

 

 

for animated Documentaries

Honorary Mention

Ramon Bloomberg (United Kingdom, France, USA) for the film

T’s World: The Over-identification of Terry Thompson


The outrageous case of an American who kept wild animals and fed them his own body, with references to epic theatre, Greek tragedies and Play Station aesthetics. read more

 

Für den besten Dokumentarfilm zum Thema Demokratie

film prize „Leipziger Ring“

Laura Poitras (USA) für den Film CITIZENFOUR

 

Edward Snowden and the surveillance system: gigantic intelligence service headquarters and a claustrophobically small hiding place. Spectacular and disturbing – a triptych of paranoia... read more

for the best documentary film about the subject of work

Healthy Workplaces Film Award

Paul Lacoste (France) for the film

Vendanges (Harvest)

 

Every year, a colourful bunch of utterly diverse characters meet to pick grapes near Toulouse. An unusual look at a precarious job between poverty and self-determination. read more

for an excellent Eastern European documentary film

MDR Film Prize

Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov and Dmitry Stoykov (Ukraine) for the film

All Things Ablaze

 

The Maidan as a battlefield: protest turns into violence and loss of control – on both sides. A breathless, unstoppable movement, driven by the energy of the masses, towards the inferno. read more

for an outstanding German documentary film

DEFA Sponsoring Prize

Thomas Heise (Germany) for the film

Städtebewohner

 

A Mexican juvenile detention centre, its inmates almost children. Observations in stunningly beautiful black and white. Faces, rebellion, and a poem by Brecht. read more

The Jury of the Goethe-Institut awards

Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize

Maurizius Staerkle-Drux (Germany, Switzerland) for the film

Die Böhms – Architektur einer Familie (Concrete Love)

 

Gottfried Böhm is “the boss”, the patriarch of an architects’ dynasty. But his wife’s death rocks the family’s very foundations. The meticulous exploration of a universe. read more

Jury of the Department of Media and Arts in the Trade Union ver.di

Prize of the Trade Union ver.di

Alexander Nanau (Romania) for the film

Toto şi surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters)

 

Three kids on their own in Bucharest’s Roma ghetto. Poverty and drugs, but a youth centre offers a refuge. Can you beat fate? A hopeful drama. read more

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

The Ecumenical Jury awards

Alexander Nanau (Romania) for the film

Toto şi surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters)

 

Three kids on their own in Bucharest’s Roma ghetto. Poverty and drugs, but a youth centre offers a refuge. Can you beat fate? A hopeful drama. read more

The FIPRESCI Jury awards

Award of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique

Ioanis Nuguet (France) for film

Spartacus & Cassandra

 

Two 10- and 13-year-old siblings must choose: get an education and a future or stay with their parents. Two Roma children in a Caucasian chalk circle, in iridescent images. read more

The Youth Jury of the Filmschule Leipzig e. V. awards the

Prize of the Youth Jury

Ayat Najafi (Germany, France) for the film

No Land’s Song

 

Composer Sara wants to organise a concert of female singers in Tehran – in a country where female solo voices are banned. A political thriller and a musical journey. read more

By Counting the votes of the audience

mephisto 97.6-Publikumspreis

Torill Kove (Norway) for the film

Moulton og meg (Me and My Moulton)

 

A seven-year-old girl, the daughter of a modernist architect’s family, wants an ordinary family, ordinary for 1960s Norway. But her father has a beard – the only man in the whole town. read more