The winners of the 17th edition of CPH:DOX have been announced Friday evening at an award show taking place online. The Dox:Award in the international main competition went to the Danish film ‘Songs of Repression’ by Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner.
The other competitions include Nordic:Dox Award, F:act Award, New:Vision Award, Next:Wave Award and the newly founded Politiken:Danish:Dox Award.
And the winners of CPH:DOX 2020 are…

DOX:AWARD

The festival’s international main prize, Dox:Award 2020, went to the Danish documentary ‘Songs of Repression’ directed by Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner and produced by Final Cut for Real.

On their motivation, the jury says:
“The film takes us into a universe of great contrast where victims live side by side with the history and descendants of their oppressors. The film is told with a delicate balance not falling for the easy solution of tabloid overtelling but leaves the subtle narrative to do its thorough job and slowly but surely leaving the audience as repressed as the characters themselves.”

‘Songs’ of Repression’ is available to a local audience at cphdox.dk/online until April 5.
DOX:AWARD is presented in collaboration with DR.

NEW:VISION AWARD

The winner of New:Vision Award 2020 is ‘South’ by british artist Morgan Quaintance.

On their motivation, the jury says:
“The award is given to a film that offers a portrait of “a collective voice as a mechanism for change” and pays testimony to humanity’s capacity for creating hope.”

The jury also gave a Special Mention to ‘Mother’s Tongue’ by Wingyee Wu & Lap-See Lam.

F:ACT AWARD

The F:act Award 2020 went to the German documentary ‘We Hold the Line’ directed by Marc Wiese, following a group of Filipino journalists and their fight for democracy and human rights in a country where president Duterte has waged a ‘war on drugs’, killing thousands of people.

On their motivation, the jury says:
“One that for all the portrayed hardships still manages to transform into a story about the unbreakable human spirit, providing the kind of narrative, and everyday heroes hell-bent on unearthing the truth, that we all desperately need right now. Making the voices of those fighting for the freedom of speech sound loud and clear, giving us hope for the future.”

‘We hold the Line’ is available to a local audience at cphdox.dk/online until April 30.

The jury also gave a Special Mention to Jeff Orlowski’s ‘The Social Dilemma’.

NORDIC:DOX AWARD

The Nordic:Dox Award 2020 went to ‘Being Eriko’ by Danish Jannik Splidsboel. An intimate portrait of the Japanese pianist and performance artist Eriko Makimura, fighting to liberate herself from her past.

On their motivation, the jury says:
“The film opens a number of important themes, from the unrelenting nurture of artistic talent to the challenges of transcending societal norms. We meet a woman who is liberating herself from her past in a bold and approachable way for all of us.”

‘Being Eriko’ is available to a local audience at cphdox.dk/online until April 30.

The jury also gave a Special Mention to ‘Själö – Island of Souls’ by Finnish director Lotta Petronella.

NEXT:WAVE AWARD

The winner of Next:Wave Award 2020 is ‘Mayor’ by American David Osit, following the mayor of Ramallah Musa Hadid’s work and mission to end the occupation of Palestine.

On their motivation, the jury says:
“We were incredibly impressed with the inventive and layered storytelling brought by each of the filmmakers in this category and the depth of empathy and humanity evident in these works.We would like to award the Next:Wave prize to ‘Mayor’.”

‘Mayor’ is available to a local audience at cphdox.dk/online until April 30.

The jury also gave a Special Mention to ‘Sisters with Transistors’ by Lisa Rovner.

 POLITIKEN:DANISH:DOX AWARD

This year’s brand new Politiken:Danish:Dox Award, founded in collaboration with Politiken Film&TV, went to ‘Songs of Repression’ which was also awarded with the festival’s international main award, Dox:Award.

On the motivation, the jury states:
‘Songs of Repression’ deals with a powerful theme about human cruelty, about tormentors and victims, and how that distinction isn’t always clear. They do it with great trust to the story.They don’t limit the material with conservative templates but set the artistic free and tell truths.”

‘Songs’ of Repression’ is available to a local audience at cphdox.dk/online until April 5.

The jury consisted of film critics from Politiken Film&TV.

OTHER AWARD WINNERS

The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for best pitch was also handed out during the festival. The award went to Danish filmmaker Frederik Sølberg for ‘Hana Korea’.

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