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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2013 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Open Heart (2013)
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AFI Fest

2008 Winner
Documentary Award
Kassim the Dream (2008)
Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Kassim the Dream (2008)

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

2008 Winner
DOC U! Award
Kassim the Dream (2008)

Ann Arbor Film Festival

2009 Winner
Jury Award
Documentary - Feature Length
Kassim the Dream (2008)

Aspen Shortsfest

2013 Winner
Audience Recognition
Open Heart (2013)

Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF)

2017 Winner
Audience Award
Documentary Feature
Bending the Arc (2017)
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Boulder International Film Festival

2013 Winner
BIFF Award
Best Documentary Short Film
Open Heart (2013)

Chicago International Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
Kassim the Dream (2008)
2005 Winner
Silver Hugo
Best Documentary
The Devil's Miner (2005)

Cinema for Peace Awards

2017 Winner
International Green Film Award
International Green Film Award
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Winner
Cinema for Peace Award
International Green Film Award
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International Green Film Award
The Ivory Game (2016)
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CPH:DOX

2014 Nominee
Politiken's Audience Award
A Lego Brickumentary (2014)
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Daytime Emmy Awards

1996 Nominee
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing
Really Wild Animals (1993)
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Directors Guild of America, USA

2006 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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European Film Awards

2005 Nominee
European Film Award
European Documentary
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Spirit of the Independent Award
Best Documentary
Kassim the Dream (2008)

German Camera Award

2005 Nominee
German Camera Award - Outstanding Editing
Documentary (Dokumentarfilm/Feature)
The Devil's Miner (2005)

Hamptons International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

2008 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Best Documentary
The Devil's Miner (2005)
2005 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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International Documentary Association

2012 Nominee
IDA Award
Best Short
Open Heart (2013)
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2008 Nominee
IDA Award
Feature Documentary
Kassim the Dream (2008)
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2005 Nominee
Pare Lorentz Award
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

2017 Winner
Best of Festival
Best of Festival
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Winner
Festival Prize
Documentary
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Jerusalem Film Festival

2005 Winner
In Spirit for Freedom Award
Best Documentary
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival

2005 Winner
Special Award
Best Humanitarian Content
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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Miami Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Knight Documentary Achievement Award
Best Documentary
Bending the Arc (2017)
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Newport Beach Film Festival

2013 Winner
Jury Award
Best Short Documentary
Open Heart (2013)

Romy Gala, Austria

2017 Nominee
Romy
Best Documentary (Beste Dokumenation)
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Silverdocs Documentary Festival

2008 Winner
American Film Market/SILVERDOCS Award
Kassim the Dream (2008)

Toronto International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
People's Choice Award
Documentary
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Tribeca Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Kassim the Dream (2008)
2005 Winner
Special Mention
New Documentary Director
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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Nominee
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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Wildscreen Festival

2016 Winner
Panda Award
WWF Golden Panda Award
The Ivory Game (2016)
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Best Theatrical Entry
The Ivory Game (2016)

Woodstock Film Festival

2005 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Documentary
The Devil's Miner (2005)
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