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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2006 Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Angers European First Film Festival

2005 Won
European Jury Award
Feature Film
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Austrian Film Award, AT

2015 Won
Austrian Film Award
Best Documentary (Bester Dokumentarfilm)
We Come as Friends (2014)
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Berlin International Film Festival

2014 Won
Peace Film Award
We Come as Friends (2014)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2015 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Cinéma du Réel

1998 Won
Short Film Award
Kisangani Diary (1998)

CPH:DOX

2004 Won
CPH:DOX Award
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

César Awards, France

2006 Won
César
Best First Film (Meilleur premier film)
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Entrevues Film Festival

2004 Won
Audience Award
Documentary
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

European Film Awards

2014 Nominated
European Film Award
European Documentary
We Come as Friends (2014)
2004 Won
European Film Award
European Documentary
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Fribourg International Film Festival

2005 Won
Documentary Award
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

2014 Won
Best Central and Eastern European Documentary
We Come as Friends (2014)

"Hubert Sauper is a fly in the storm of Africa's supposed development. He rides the chaos with ... More

"Hubert Sauper is a fly in the storm of Africa's supposed development. He rides the chaos with daring, conviction and persistence, using his curiosity to show the competition of claims and interests now vying for the world's youngest country, and his privilege as an alien in Africa to unmask the true face of that privilege. We Come as Friends embodies its maker and his methods: it is reportage cinema at its most fleet, mischievous, provocative, compassionate and plaintive."


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

1998 Won
Special Mention
Kisangani Diary (1998)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2006 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Lumiere Awards, France

2016 Nominated
Lumiere Award
Best Documentary
We Come as Friends (2014)

Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival

2005 Won
Audience Award
Best Documentary Feature
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival

1999 Won
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award
Kisangani Diary (1998)

In the jungle of Zaire, the film camera suddenly captures a large number of lost Hutu refugees. ... More

In the jungle of Zaire, the film camera suddenly captures a large number of lost Hutu refugees. However, the camera avoids a false identification with the suffering of the victims. The film disturbs because it takes the position of the white man exposing himself to all this, ending in helplessness. Accompanied by the sounds of an accordion, a brief contact between black and white lights up and fades again. The film takes on the seemingly objective structure of a diary, and then undermines it with increasing subjectivity.


San Francisco International Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Golden Gate Award
Best Documentary Feature
We Come as Friends (2014)

Sundance Film Festival

2014 Won
Special Jury Prize
World Cinema - Documentary
We Come as Friends (2014)

Cinematic Bravery -This film combines true visionary filmmaking which your adventure to confront ... More

Cinematic Bravery -This film combines true visionary filmmaking which your adventure to confront some of the most complex and important issues of our planet. Replacing the traditional camera tripod with the dangers yet profound human cinematography, the filmmakers parachute their audience into some of the most bizarre, deranged and beautiful places cinema has ever seen. The result is a deeply troubling masterpiece with glimpses of pure joy and hope.

Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
World Cinema - Documentary
We Come as Friends (2014)

Sydney Film Festival

2005 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

2005 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Documentary
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Venice Film Festival

2004 Won
Label Europa Cinemas
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Viennale

2004 Won
Vienna Film Award
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Würzburg International Filmweekend

1994 Won
Short Film Award
Ich habe die angenehme Aufgabe (1993)

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2005 Won
Special Prize
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

A calm yet powerful depiction of an ever polarizing world. The director's ability to show the ... More

A calm yet powerful depiction of an ever polarizing world. The director's ability to show the importance of the theme and the grandeur of the images speak of a reality that belongs not only to a 'distant world.'

Won
Community Cinema Award
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

This work harnesses the power of cinema to show us truths that are deeply connected to our daily ... More

This work harnesses the power of cinema to show us truths that are deeply connected to our daily lives, and furthermore, those that we would usually avoid looking at.

Nominated
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

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