Virunga Poster

(2014)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2015

Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Feature
Orlando von Einsiedel
Joanna Natasegara

Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Franklin Dow
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Leonardo DiCaprio (executive producer)
Howard G. Buffett (executive producer)
Maxyne Franklin (executive producer)
Jess Search (executive producer)
Jon Drever (executive producer)
Orlando von Einsiedel (producer)
Joanna Natasegara (producer)

BAFTA Awards 2015

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel
Joanna Natasegara

Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014

Won
Black Pearl Award
Best Documentary Feature
Orlando von Einsiedel

Black Reel Awards 2015

Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel

British Independent Film Awards 2014

Nominated
British Independent Film Award
Best Documentary

Budapest International Documentary Festival 2015

Won
Festival Prize
Let's Face Oppression Section
Orlando von Einsiedel

Camden International Film Festival 2014

Won
Harrell Award
Best Documentary Feature
Orlando von Einsiedel
Orlando von Einsiedel (director)
Grain Media (production company)

Cine Eco Environment Film Festival 2014

Won
Young Jury Award
International Feature Film Competition
Orlando von Einsiedel

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2015

Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Franklin Dow
Orlando von Einsiedel
Tied with Erik Wilson for 20,000 Days on Earth (2014).
Nominated
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Orlando von Einsiedel
Joanna Natasegara
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Joanna Natasegara
Orlando von Einsiedel

Cinema for Peace Awards 2015

Won
Cinema for Peace Award
International Green Film Award
Orlando von Einsiedel

CPH:DOX 2014

Won
F:ACT Award - Honorable Mention
Orlando von Einsiedel

"Our honorable mention, Virunga, was dazzling in its visual artistry. Perhaps the most interesting ... More

"Our honorable mention, Virunga, was dazzling in its visual artistry. Perhaps the most interesting storytelling technique was the director's use of gorilla reaction shots throughout the film. Visual imagery linking Blacks to gorillas and other primates has long been used to dehumanize. Yet director von Einsiedel manages to flip this racist symbolism on its head. Rodrigue Katembo's pledge to protect the gorillas even at the cost of his own life, contrasted with the crass materialism of SOCO's mercenaries, makes it clear whose humanity we should question."

Nominated
F:ACT Award
Orlando von Einsiedel

Crested Butte Film Festival 2014

Won
Festival Award
Act Now! Award

Directors Guild of America, USA 2015

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2014

Won
Feature Documentary Award

Environmental Media Awards, USA 2015

Nominated
EMA Award
Documentary Film

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2015

Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Original Song
J. Ralph
Song: "We Will Not Go"

Gold Derby Awards 2015

Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Orlando von Einsiedel

Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014

Won
Festival Prize
Best Feature Documentary
Grain Media
Violet Films

Hamptons International Film Festival 2014

Won
Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
Orlando von Einsiedel
Won
Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award
Orlando von Einsiedel

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2014

Nominated
HMMA Award
Best Song - Documentary
J. Ralph
Song: "We Will Not Go"

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2014

Won
Emerging International Filmmaker Award
Orlando von Einsiedel

"This powerful film efficiently sets up the historical context for its intimate story of man and ... More

"This powerful film efficiently sets up the historical context for its intimate story of man and animals. When the story is overtaken by war and violence the filmmaker bravely follows the story where it has to go. Virunga is not only an intensely dramatic narrative, but also functions as a compelling call-to-action."

Nominated
Audience Award
Orlando von Einsiedel
5th place
Nominated
Best International Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel

Independent Spirit Awards 2015

Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel (director, producer)
Joanna Natasegara (producer)

Little Rock Film Festival 2014

Won
Golden Rock Documentary Award
Best Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel (director)

Melbourne International Film Festival 2014

3rd place
People's Choice Award
Best Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel
2nd Runner-Up

Online Film & Television Association 2015

Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture

Peabody Awards 2015

Won
Peabody Award
Netflix
Grain Media

PGA Awards 2015

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Joanna Natasegara
Orlando von Einsiedel

Satellite Awards 2014

Won
Satellite Award
Best Original Song
J. Ralph
Song: "We Will Not Go"
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Shanghai International Film Festival 2015

Nominated
Golden Goblet
Best Documentary
Orlando von Einsiedel

Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Orlando von Einsiedel

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2015

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Documentary

Zurich Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Golden Eye
Best International Documentary Film
Orlando von Einsiedel

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