DOK Leipzig 2020 winners-Lift Like a Girl
Lift Like a Girl, a film by Mayye Zayed

The winners of the 63rd DOK Leipzig have now been announced in full. For 2020, all competition films can still be viewed online after the festival week.

Golden & Silver Doves

  • Golden Dove in the International Long Documentary and Animated Film Competition: Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi)
  • Silver Dove in the International Long Documentary and Animated Film Competition: The Poets Visit Juana Bignozzi (dir. Mercedes Halfon, Laura Citarella)
  • Golden Dove in the German Long Documentary and Animated Film Competition: Lift Like a Girl (dir. Mayye Zayed)
  • Audience Award for Long Documentary and Animated Film: A New Shift (dir. Jindřich Andrš)
  • Golden Dove in the International Competition for Short Documentary and Animated Film: Trouble Sleep (dir. Alain Kassanda) & I’m Here (dir. Julia Orlik)
  • Silver Dove in the German Competition for Short Documentary and Animation Film: Erwin (dir. Jan Soldat)
  • Audience Award for Short Documentary and Animated Film: Step Into the River (dir. Weijia Ma)

Partner Prizes for Documentary and Animated Films

  • DEFA sponsorship award: Rift Finfinnee (dir. Daniel Kötter)
  • Documentary film award of the Goethe-Institut: The Guardian (dir. Martina Priessner)
  • MDR Film Award: A New Shift (dir. Jindřich Andrš)
  • Prize of the Interreligious Jury: Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi)
  • ver.di award for solidarity, humanity and fairness: 80,000 Schnitzel (dir. Hannah Schweier)
  • Young Eyes Film Award: Operation Moonbird (dir. Dustin Lose)
  • International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI): Vicenta (dir. Darío Doria)
  • mephisto 97.6 Audience Award: Bad Mood (dir. Loris Giuseppe Nese)
  • Thoughts: Robin’s Hood (dir. Jasmin Baumgartner) & Twisting threads (dir. Deborah Jeromin)

DOK Industry Awards

  • Minister of Art Prize for the best documentary by a female director: XiXi (dir. Fan Wu). Honorable Mention: Bright Future (dir. Andra Popescu)
  • Zonta Club Leipzig Elster Female Talent Development Prize: The Daughter of the Volcano (dir. enifer de la Rosa)
  • D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize: Viral (dir. Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein)