Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Doc Alliance Award nominees announced

The Doc Alliance network has announced its selection for the 2021 Awards.

The festivals that are part of the Doc Alliance are: CPH:DOX (Denmark), Doclisboa (Portugal), DOK Leipzig (Germany), FIDMarseille (France), Ji.hlava IDFF (Czech Republic), Millennium Docs Against Gravity (Poland) and Visions du Réel (Switzerland). 

Each festival has chosen one feature-length film and, for the first time this year, one short (up to 30 minutes) by an emerging filmmaker from their most recent lineup, eligible for the Doc Alliance Award – Best Feature Film and Doc Alliance Award – Best Short Film.

The prizes are endowed with 8.000 EUR for the directors, to spend on their new project. Additionally, each of the Doc Alliance festivals has committed to screen at least 3 films of the selection at its upcoming edition. 

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th during the Doc Day Lunch at the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, as part of Cannes Docs, the Marché’s documentary-focused industry program.

CPH:DOX
Gabi, Between Ages 8-13
Dir: Engeli Broberg
Sweden / Denmark

Doclisboa
Native Rock (Pedra Pàtria)
Dir: Macià Florit Campins
Spain

DOK Leipzig
The Blunder of Love
Dir: Rocco Di Mento
Germany

FIDMarseille
Zaho Zay
Dir: Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller
Austria / France / Madagascar

Ji.hlava
Traces of a Landscape (Jan Jedlička: Stopy krajiny)
Dir: Petr Záruba
Czech Republic / Italy

Millennium Docs Against Gravity
A Black Jesus
Dir: Luca Lucchesi
Germany

Visions du Réel
Looking for Horses
Dir: Stefan Pavlović
Netherlands / Bosnia and Herzegovina / France

Shorts

CPH:DOX
Summer Night by the Beach (Sommernatt ved stranden)
Dir: Kirsten Astrup, Maria Bordorff
Denmark

Doclisboa
Terraforming (Terraformar)
Dir: Ricardo Moreira
Portugal

DOK Leipzig
Bibi Must Go (Elefantin)
Dir: Marie Zrenner, Johanna Seggelke
Germany

FIDMarseille
The Sun and the Looking Glass – for one easily forgets but the tree remembers
Dir: Milena Desse
Palestine / Belgium

Ji.hlava
Baroque Femina (Nr.7-11) (Barokk Femina (Nr.7-11))
Dir: Péter Lichter

Hungary
Millennium Docs Against Gravity
Bless you! (Pozdrawiam)
Dir: Tatiana Chistova, Maciej Hamela
Poland / Russia

Visions du Réel
The Stillness Syndrome (Síndrome de los quietos)
Dir: León Siminiani
Colombia / Spain

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