Audience give applause in a fully packed cinema

Announcing the Winners of the Partnership Awards 2023

It’s awards time for the first winners at the 66th edition of DOK Leipzig! The nine awards of our festival’s partners have been presented on 14 October 2023 at Schaubühne Lindenfels in Leipzig’s westend. Almost all filmmakers received their awards in person. The winners of the Golden and Silver Doves will be announced at a second event this evening.

These films have been awarded:

DEFA Sponsoring Prize (4,000 €):
Julia Charakter for “The Children of Korntal” (Germany)

MDR Film Prize (3,000 €):
Marianna Kaat for “The Last Relic” (Estonia, Norway)

Film Prize Leipziger Ring (2,500 €): 
This year’s award went ex aequo to:
Jonathan Schörnig for “One Hundred Four” (Germany) and 
Nantenaina Lova for “Where Zebus Speak French” (France, Madagascar, Germany, Burkina Faso)

Prize of the Interreligious Jury (2,250 €):
Sarah Mallégol for “Kumva – Which Comes from Silence” (France)

Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize (2,000 €):
Jonathan Schörnig for “One Hundred Four” (Germany)

ver.di-Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness (1,500 €):
Jonathan Schörnig for “One Hundred Four” (Germany)

Prize of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize): 
Taewoong Won for “Universe Department Store” (South Korea)

mephisto 97.6 Award:
Zhang Xu Zhan for “Compound Eyes of Tropical“ (Taiwan)

Gedanken Aufschluss
awarded by a jury of prisoners of the Juvenile Detention Centre Regis-Breitingen:
Nele Dehnenkamp for “For the Time Being” (Germany)

Congratulations to all the filmmakers! 

For more information about the juries and all awards presented at DOK Leipzig 2023, head to our awards page.