Still from the Animation "Flee": A man is sitting on a windowsill and scratches his head. In the background you see the skyscrapers of a big city.

Presenting the films in the Competitions for the Audience Awards

For the second time, a jury of film enthusiasts from Leipzig will present two audience awards at the festival. A total of 20 films from 21 countries have been entered in the competitions for the Audience Award. The feature-length films are competing for a Golden Dove, the short films for a Silver Dove.

Waiting to be discovered are films by filmmakers, such as Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov, Paweł Łoziński, Claire Simon and Corina Schwingruber Ilić, who have been a guest at DOK Leipzig on several occasions.

Many of the films approach current political issues, such as in the look taken at the organisation “Breaking the Silence” and its polarising role in the Middle East conflict. The plight of refugees is explored from different perspectives, and various films focus on personal stories or family ties. The competitions also bring together some films with light-hearted approaches and narrative styles that inevitably produce moments of comedy or humorously tell of day-to-day dramas.

Read more about the selected films in our Press Release and browse the film selection here