The Act of Killing wins DOX AWARD

AWARDS. Copenhagen's International Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX has announced the winners of the competition series. Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" wins the top prize. Other winners include "Leviathan", "Searching for Bill" and "Beware of Mr. Baker".

Friday night at the CPH:DOX' closing ceremony, the international juries revealed the recipients of the awards.

Winner of the DOX:AWARD in the international main competition was Danish "The Act of Killing" by Joshua Oppenheimer.

"The Jury would like to award a film for its ability to show the construction of fear in a society and for its courageous re-enactment of the madness of the past, still echoing in the present," was the jury's motivation.

CPH:DOX winners

DOX:AWARD: The act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer
Special mention to Tchoupitoulas, Bill & Turner Ross

NEW:VISION AWARD: Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel

NORDIC:DOX AWARD: Searching for Bill, Jonas Poher Rasmussen

SOUND & VISION AWARD: Beware of Mr Baker, Jay Bulger

Special mention for Kidd Life, Andreas Johnsen

POLITIKEN AUDIENCE AWARD: A normal Life, Mikala Krog

AMNESTY AWARD: Tomorrow, Andrey Gryazev

SONIC:DOX AWARD: White Black Boy, Camilla Magid (Sound: Peter Albrechtsen)


Read all the juries' motivations at CPH:DOX