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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2009 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

1999 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
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BAFTA Awards

1983 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
West Germany.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2012 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

1997 Winner
Special Jury Award
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Bavarian Film Awards

2018 Winner
Honorary Award
1988 Winner
Bavarian Film Award
Best Production (Produzentenpreis)
Cobra Verde (1987)
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Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2016 Nominee
BTVA Television Voice Acting Award
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series
Rick and Morty (2013)
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2015 Nominee
BTVA Anime Dub Movie/Special Voice Acting Award
Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special
Kaze tachinu (2013)
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Berlin International Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Queen of the Desert (2015)
1979 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
1968 Winner
Silver Berlin Bear
Special Prize
Lebenszeichen (1968)
For a first work.
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Lebenszeichen (1968)

Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming

1999 Winner
Silver FIPA
Documentary and Essay
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Cannes Film Festival

2002 Nominee
Un Certain Regard Award
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)
Shared with:
1984 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
1982 Winner
Best Director
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Nominee
Palme d'Or
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
1979 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Woyzeck (1979)
1975 Winner
Grand Prize of the Jury
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Competition
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)
Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)
Nominee
Palme d'Or
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)

Chicago International Film Festival

1999 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)
1991 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991)
1975 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)

Chlotrudis Awards

2010 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
2006 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Grizzly Man (2005)

CINE Competition

2013 Winner
CINE Golden Eagle
Documentary
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2016 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Grizzly Man (2005)
2015 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Grizzly Man (2005)
2014 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Grizzly Man (2005)
2012 Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
2009 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Cleveland International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Nesnady and Schwartz Documentary Competition
Best Documentary
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

CPH:DOX

2005 Winner
CPH:DOX Award
The White Diamond (2004)

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

2016 Nominee
Critics' Choice Documentary Award
Best Director (TV/Streaming)
Into the Inferno (2016)

César Awards, France

1976 Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2006 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Grizzly Man (2005)

Dubai International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Dublin International Film Festival

2010 Winner
Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)

European Film Awards

1999 Nominee
European Film Award
European Documentary
Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
2006 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Grizzly Man (2005)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

1976 Winner
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)
West Germany.

German Film Awards

2013 Winner
Honorary Award
1984 Nominee
Film Award in Gold
Best Screenplay (Bestes Drehbuch)
Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
1979 Nominee
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
1978 Winner
Film Award in Silver
Best Short Film (Bester Kurzfilm)
La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)
A premium of DEM 30,000.-.
1975 Nominee
Film Award in Silver
Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)
A premium of DEM 150,000.-.
1973 Nominee
Challenge Award 'Golden Bowl'
Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)
1968 Winner
Film Award in Silver
Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Lebenszeichen (1968)
A premium of DEM 350.000.-.
Nominee
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Lebenszeichen (1968)

German Film Critics Association Awards

2017 Nominee
German Film Critics Award
Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Salt and Fire (2016)
1978 Winner
German Film Critics Award
Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Stroszek (1977)

Gold Derby Awards

2012 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Gotham Awards

2008 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
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2005 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Grizzly Man (2005)
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Guild of German Art House Cinemas

1984 Winner
Guild Film Award - Gold
German Film (Deutscher Film)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
1981 Winner
Guild Film Award - Silver
German Film (Deutscher Film)
Woyzeck (1979)

Hof International Film Festival

1993 Winner
Prize of the City of Hof

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

2006 Winner
Outstanding Achievement Award

International Documentary Association

2013 Nominee
IDA Award
Best Feature
The Act of Killing (2012)
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2012 Winner
IDA Award
Best Limited Series
On Death Row (2012)
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2008 Winner
Career Achievement Award
1998 Winner
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
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International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2012 Nominee
INOCA
Best Documentary
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Kerala International Film Festival

2010 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh & a memento from Chalachitra Academy.

Krakow Film Festival

2002 Winner
Dragon of Dragons Honorary Award
1978 Winner
Special Mention
International Competition
La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2000 Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Documentary
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Lima Latin American Film Festival

2015 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Locarno International Film Festival

2013 Winner
Leopard of Honor

London Film Festival

2011 Winner
Grierson Award
Into the Abyss (2011)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Grizzly Man (2005)

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival

1971 Winner
Interfilm Award
Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (1971)
Tied with Where Our Strength Lies (1971).

Mar del Plata Film Festival

2006 Nominee
Best Film
International Competition
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Melbourne International Film Festival

1993 Winner
Grand Prix
Lektionen in Finsternis (1992)

Munich Film Festival

2016 Winner
One Future Prize - Honorable Mention
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2017 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary
Into the Inferno (2016)
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Outstanding Investigative Documentary
P.O.V. (1988)
The Look of Silence (2014)
Shared with:
For episode "The Look of Silence"
Best Documentary
P.O.V. (1988)
The Look of Silence (2014)
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For episode "The Look of Silence"
2007 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming
Grizzly Man (2005)
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San Francisco International Film Festival

1999 Winner
Golden Spire
Television - History
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1982 Winner
OCIC Award
Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Sant Jordi Awards

2009 Winner
Career Award

Shanghai International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Golden Goblet
Best Film
Salt and Fire (2016)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2005 Winner
Carnet Jove - Special Mention
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Winner
New Visions Award - Special Mention
Grizzly Man (2005)
Nominee
Best Film
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Sundance Film Festival

2005 Winner
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
Grizzly Man (2005)
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
World Cinema - Documentary
Grizzly Man (2005)

São Paulo International Film Festival

1999 Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2005 Nominee
Grand Prize
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Taormina International Film Festival

1977 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Stroszek (1977)
Nominee
Golden Charybdis
Stroszek (1977)

Telluride Film Festival, US

1975 Winner
Silver Medallion Award

Tokyo International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Earth Grand Prix - Special Award
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
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Torino Film Festival

2011 Winner
Gandhi's Glasses Award - Special Mention
Into the Abyss (2011)

For approaching the theme of the death penalty and the violence of the prisons with sobriety, ... More

For approaching the theme of the death penalty and the violence of the prisons with sobriety, witnessing the absolute value of life.

Nominee
Prize of the City of Torino
Best International Documentary Film
Into the Abyss (2011)

Venice Film Festival

2009 Winner
Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Special Award
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
Nominee
Golden Lion
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
2005 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Parallel Sections
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
1991 Nominee
Golden Lion
Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991)
1990 Winner
Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award - Special Mention
Echos aus einem düsteren Reich (1990)

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