Award Winners of DOK Leipzig 2018
On 3 November DOK Leipzig celebrated its Award ceremony, where this year’s Golden Doves and further prizes were given out. For the very first time, this ceremony took place at Leipzig’s Kupfersaal.
I Had a Dream has won the prestigious Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film, granted by the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR). In the long term observation of the last political decade in Italy, Claudia Tosi and her two protagonists pose the brutal question whether democracy and politics are still alive at all. Goran Dević received an honourable mention for On the Water – a poetical and political study of people on the water.
The Golden Dove in the German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film was awarded to the film Lord of the Toys by Pablo Ben Yakov who has been the subject of controversial debate. By observing a youth culture in a very precisely way, the film reveals a milieu and their frightening use of language and the internet as a platform – with far-reaching impact on everyday-life.
The Brazilian production Cinema Marocco by director Ricardo Calil won the Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film. The prize, which is donated by the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig, provides financial support to kickstart another film project.
In the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film, All Inclusive by Corina Schwinggruber Ilić won the Golden Dove for best short documentary, while Martina Scarpelli won the Golden Dove for best animated short film for Egg. Both can qualify for an OSCAR® (in the categories ‘Short Film’ and ‘Documentary Short Subject’) if they fulfill the Academy’s formal criteria. You Are Overreacting by Karina Paciorkowska has received an honourable mention.
The Golden Dove for the best German short documentary and animated film went to Marina by Julia Roesler.
The Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film went to the Danish production Escapar, the Recurring Dream by Barbara Bohr. An honorary mention went to The Republic’s Couriers von Badredine Haouari.
Seven Golden Doves and an overall total of 22 awards (comprising over 78,000 euros) were awarded at this year’s International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. A total of 306 films as well as 12 interactive works will have been presented by the end of the festival on Sunday evening.
Tomorrow (Sunday), four of the award-winning films will be screened again. I had a Dream, winning three awards, starts at 10 am, followed by the winner of the German Competition Long Film, Lord of the Toys, at 12:45 pm. At 3:30 pm we'll show The Second Attack, that received a Honorary Mention by the ver.di Jury and at 7 pm, you'll have the chance to watch Exit, honoured with three prizes.
In addition, we also present two screenings with this year's audience favourites (DOK Buster).
Tickets are now available via our FilmFinder or tomorrow at our DOK Ticket Counters.