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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2014

Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

BAFTA Awards 2014

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013

Nominee
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Joshua Oppenheimer

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013

Winner
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Joram ten Brink (producer)
Christine Cynn (producer/co-producer)
Anne Köhncke (producer)
Joshua Oppenheimer (producer/co-producer)
Michael Uwemedimo (producer)
Anonymous (anonymous Indonesian producers)
Torstein Grude (co-producer)
Bjarte Mørner Tveit (co-producer)

Austin Film Critics Association 2013

Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Nominee
AFCA Award
Best Documentary (Local or International)

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2013

Winner
ACCA
Best Documentary Feature Film

Berlin International Film Festival 2013

Winner
Panorama Audience Award
Documentary Film
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Panorama
Joshua Oppenheimer

This deeply unsettling film exposes the evil mass murders which took place in Indonesia in 1965 and... More

This deeply unsettling film exposes the evil mass murders which took place in Indonesia in 1965 and reveals the monstrosity of these crimes. It re-opens a deep wound with the conviction that it is worthwhile to unearth such atrocities.


Biografilm Festival 2013

Winner
Lancia Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Bodil Awards 2013

Winner
Special Award
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)

Boston Online Film Critics Association 2013

Winner
BOFCA Award
Best Documentary

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2013

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
BSFC Award
Best New Filmmaker
Joshua Oppenheimer

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Documentary Feature

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2014

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Documentary

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary
Nominee
CFCA Award
Most Promising Filmmaker
Joshua Oppenheimer

Chlotrudis Awards 2014

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Movie

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2014

Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Signe Byrge Sørensen
The Unforgettables
Anwar Congo
Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Joshua Oppenheimer
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Joshua Oppenheimer
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Janus Billeskov Jansen

CinEuphoria Awards 2015

Winner
CinEuphoria
Best Documentary - International Competition
Joshua Oppenheimer
Freedom of Expression - Honorary Award
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)

CPH:DOX 2012

Winner
CPH:DOX Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards 2015

Winner
CCOP
Best Documentary (Melhor Documentário)
Joshua Oppenheimer

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Documentary

Denver Film Critics Society 2014

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Documentary Film

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2013

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Documentary

Directors Guild of America, USA 2014

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Winner
DFCC
Best Documentary
Nominee
DFCC
Best Film
Best Director
Joshua Oppenheimer

European Film Awards 2013

Winner
European Film Award
European Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer (director/producer)
Joram ten Brink (producer)
Christine Cynn (producer)
Anne Köhncke (producer)
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Michael Uwemedimo (producer)
Anonymous (producer)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Documentary

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2014

Nominee
Dorian Award
Documentary of the Year

Gold Derby Awards 2014

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer

Golden Trailer Awards 2014

Nominee
Golden Trailer
Best Foreign Documentary Trailer
Drafthouse Films
Intermission Film

Gotham Awards 2013

Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Guardian Film Awards, UK 2014

Winner
Guardian Film Award
Best Film
Nominee
Guardian Film Award
Best Director
Joshua Oppenheimer
Biggest Game-Changer

Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2013

Winner
Best Picture
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013

Nominee
Golden Firebird Award
Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Documentary Feature

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2013

Winner
IFJA Award
Best Documentary

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2013

Winner
ICP Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Film
6th place.
Best First Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer
5th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2014

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Documentary
Runner-Up. Tied with Leviathan (2012).

International Documentary Association 2013

Nominee
IDA Award
Best Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer (director/producer)
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Errol Morris (executive producer)
Werner Herzog (executive producer)
Torstein Grude (executive producer)
Andre Singer (executive producer)
Joram ten Brink (executive producer)
Bjarte Mørner Tveit (executive producer)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2014

Nominee
INOCA
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
2nd place.

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Documentary

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2014

Winner
ALFS Award
Documentary of the Year

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Joshua Oppenheimer

Milwaukee Film Festival 2013

Nominee
Festival Prize
Best Film
Joshua Oppenheimer

National Board of Review, USA 2013

Winner
NBR Award
Top Five Documentaries

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2014

Winner
NSFC Award
Best Non-Fiction Film
Tied with At Berkeley (2013).

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Non-Fiction Film

New York Film Critics, Online 2013

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Documentary

Nordisk Panorama 2013

Winner
Nordic Documentary Film Award
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)
Christine Cynn (co-director)
Anonymous (co-director)

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2014

Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival 2013

Nominee
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award
Joshua Oppenheimer
Christine Cynn

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2014

Winner
OFCC Award
Best Documentary

Online Film & Television Association 2014

Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Documentary

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Documentary

Prague One World Film Festival 2013

Winner
Best Film Award
Joshua Oppenheimer (Director)
Christine Cynn (Co-director)
Anonymous (Co-director)

Robert Festival 2013

Winner
Robert
Best Documentary (Årets lange dokumentarfilm)
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Final Cut for Real

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Documentary

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2013

Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Documentary

Satellite Awards 2013

Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2014

Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2013

Winner
Audience Award
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Special Jury Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

From its mystical beginning, this film presented to us the celebratory narrative inside people's ... More

From its mystical beginning, this film presented to us the celebratory narrative inside people's heads while they are committing unspeakable acts. Despite its uncomfortable length, it revealed a reality of genocide in which we are all complicit. The film leaves you asking more questions than it provides answers and is an important piece of cinema.


Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Documentary

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2013

Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Documentary Film
Tied with _Stories We Tell (2013)_.

SXSW Film Festival 2013

Nominee
Audience Award
Festival Favorites
Joshua Oppenheimer

Sydney Film Festival 2013

Nominee
Sydney Film Prize
Best Film
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Winner
Allan King Documentary Award

Traverse City Film Festival 2013

Winner
Stanley Kubrick Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Winner
UFCA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2014

Winner
VFCC Award
Best Documentary

Village Voice Film Poll 2013

Winner
VVFP Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Film
5th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Documentary

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2013

Winner
Mayor's Prize
Joshua Oppenheimer

An audacious and controversial exploration of a country's heart of darkness, this film's ... More

An audacious and controversial exploration of a country's heart of darkness, this film's imaginative directing is anchored in an impassioned search for necessary catharsis.

Nominee
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Joshua Oppenheimer

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