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Joshua Oppenheimer

(1974 – )

Director. Born 1974, Texas, USA. Educated at Harvard and Central Saint Martins, London.

Director of award-winning films such as 'The Globalization Tapes' (co-directed with Christine Cynn, 2003), 'The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase' (1998, winner of a Gold Hugo in Chicago), 'These Places We've Learned to Call Home' (1996, winner of the Gold Spire in San Francisco), and numerous shorts.

Has worked extensively with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination.

Oppenheimer is widely renowned for his two multi-award-winning films about the Indonesian genocide, 'The Act of Killing' (2012) and 'The Look of Silence' (2014). Both films, produced by Copenhagen-based Final Cut for Real, have received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Art of Repression 2019 Producer DK/Documentary
The Raven and the Seagull 2018 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Mogadishu Soldier 2017 Producer DK/Documentary
The Look of Silence 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
The Act of Killing 2012 Direction, Screenplay, Producer, Co-producer DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Oecumenical Prize 2013 Berlinale 2013 The Act of Killing
Audience Award - Best Documentary 2013 Berlinale 2013 The Act of Killing
Audience Award 2013 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013 The Act of Killing
Lower Silesia Grand Prix 2013 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013 The Act of Killing
Special Jury Award 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 The Act of Killing
Audience Award 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 The Act of Killing
DOX:AWARD 2012 CPH:DOX 2012 The Act of Killing
The Mayor’s Prize 2013 Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013 The Act of Killing
Best Film 2013 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013 The Act of Killing
Best Documentary Award 2013 Docsbarcelona 2013 The Act of Killing
Best Nordic Documentary Film 2013 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2013 The Act of Killing
Special Prize of The Jury 2013 Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2013 The Act of Killing
Special Mention 2014 Zürich Film Festival 2014 The Look of Silence
Grand Jury Prize 2014 Venice International Film Festival 2014 The Look of Silence
Best World Documentary (Cinephile Prize) 2014 Busan International Film Festival 2014 The Look of Silence
Best Nordic Documentary Film 2015 Göteborg International Film Festival 2015 The Look of Silence
Best Documentary Award 2015 Sofia International Film Festival 2015 The Look of Silence
DOX:AWARD 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 The Look of Silence
Peace Film Prize 2015 Berlinale 2015 The Look of Silence
Best Documentary Award 2015 Vilnius International Film Festival 2015 The Look of Silence
Best Film 2015 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015 The Look of Silence
Special Jury Mention 2015 Docsbarcelona 2015 The Look of Silence
Audience Award 2015 Docsbarcelona 2015 The Look of Silence
Amnesty Catalunya Award 2015 Docsbarcelona 2015 The Look of Silence
Audience Award 2015 Angers Premiers Plans 2015 The Look of Silence
Special Jury Mention 2015 Angers Premiers Plans 2015 The Look of Silence
Audience Award - Best Film, Festival Favorites 2015 Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2015 The Look of Silence
Audience Award 2015 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2015 The Look of Silence
Nomination. Best Feature Documentary 2015 Torun, Camerimage 2015 The Look of Silence
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 The Act of Killing
Torun, Camerimage 2015-11-14 The Look of Silence
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2015-11-12 The Look of Silence
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04 The Look of Silence
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2015-10-22 The Look of Silence
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2015-10-01 The Look of Silence
Message to Man 2015-09-19 The Look of Silence
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015-09-18 The Look of Silence
Sarajevo Film Festival 2015-08-14 The Look of Silence
Dokufest Prizren 2015-08-08 The Look of Silence
Melbourne Film Festival 2015-07-30 The Look of Silence
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2015-07-16 The Look of Silence
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2015-06-19 The Look of Silence
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-06-04 The Look of Silence
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03 The Look of Silence
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015-05-29 The Look of Silence
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 The Look of Silence
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-05-06 The Look of Silence
Beijing International Film Festival 2015-04-16 The Look of Silence
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2015-04-15 The Look of Silence
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015-03-23 The Look of Silence
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2015-03-20 The Look of Silence
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015-03-19 The Look of Silence
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015-03-13 The Look of Silence
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2015-03-13 The Look of Silence
Sofia International Film Festival 2015-03-05 The Look of Silence
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02 The Look of Silence
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2015-03-02 The Look of Silence
ZagrebDox 2015-02-23 The Look of Silence
Berlinale 2015-02-05 The Look of Silence
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 The Look of Silence
Angers Premiers Plans 2015-01-16 The Look of Silence
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2014-11-30 The Look of Silence
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2014-11-20 The Look of Silence
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 The Act of Killing
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06 The Look of Silence
Busan International Film Festival 2014-10-02 The Look of Silence
New York Film Festival 2014-09-27 The Look of Silence
Zürich Film Festival 2014-09-25 The Look of Silence
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2014-09-18 The Look of Silence
Toronto International Film Festival 2014-09-04 The Look of Silence
Telluride Film Festival 2014-08-29 The Look of Silence
Venice International Film Festival 2014-08-27 The Look of Silence
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2013-12-10 The Act of Killing
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2013-11-13 The Act of Killing
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2013-10-24 The Act of Killing
Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013-10-10 The Act of Killing
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2013-09-26 The Act of Killing
Reykjavik Film Festival 2013-09-26 The Act of Killing
Message to Man 2013-09-21 The Act of Killing
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2013-09-20 The Act of Killing
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2013-09-19 The Act of Killing
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2013-08-15 The Act of Killing
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2013-07-18 The Act of Killing
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013-07-18 The Act of Killing
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2013-06-21 The Act of Killing
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2013-06-19 The Act of Killing
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013-06-13 The Act of Killing
Los Angeles Film Festival 2013-06-13 The Act of Killing
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013-06-12 The Act of Killing
Sydney Film Festival 2013-06-05 The Act of Killing
Transilvania International Film Festival 2013-05-31 The Act of Killing
Docsbarcelona 2013-05-28 The Act of Killing
Seattle International Film Festival 2013-05-16 The Act of Killing
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013-05-10 The Act of Killing
Leuven, Docville 2013-05-03 The Act of Killing
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013-05-02 The Act of Killing
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2013-04-25 The Act of Killing
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2013-04-10 The Act of Killing
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2013-03-21 The Act of Killing
New York New Directors/New Films 2013-03-20 The Act of Killing
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013-03-17 The Act of Killing
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013-03-15 The Act of Killing
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013-03-13 The Act of Killing
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2013-03-08 The Act of Killing
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013-03-04 The Act of Killing
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013-03-01 The Act of Killing
ZagrebDox 2013-02-24 The Act of Killing
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2013-02-14 The Act of Killing
Berlinale 2013-02-07 The Act of Killing
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01 The Act of Killing
Toronto International Film Festival 2012-09-06 The Act of Killing
Telluride Film Festival 2012-08-31 The Act of Killing
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.