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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2016

Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014

Nominee
Black Pearl Award
Best Documentary Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2014

Nominee
Audience Award
IDFA Audience Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Angers European First Film Festival 2015

Winner
Audience Award
European Feature Films
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Grand Jury Prize - Special Mention
European Feature Films
Joshua Oppenheimer

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015

Nominee
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Anonymous
Kaarle Aho
Torstein Grude
Bjarte Mørner Tveit

Austin Film Critics Association 2015

Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Documentary

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2015

Nominee
ACCA
Best Documentary Feature Film
Joshua Oppenheimer

Berlin International Film Festival 2015

Winner
Peace Film Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Bodil Awards 2015

Winner
Bodil
Best Documentary (Bedste dokumentarfilm)
Joshua Oppenheimer

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2015

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Awarded in memory of Jay Carr.
Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Documentary

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Documentary Feature

Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015

Winner
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer

Camerimage 2015

Winner
Golden Frog
Feature Documentary Films Competition
Lars Skree

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2016

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Documentary

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary

Chicago International Film Festival 2014

Nominee
Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2016

Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Unforgettables
Adi Rukun
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Joshua Oppenheimer
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Lars Skree

Cleveland International Film Festival 2015

Nominee
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

CPH:DOX 2014

Winner
CPH:DOX Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

"For the main award our debate was impassioned, clearly heated and even fiery. Our final decision ... More

"For the main award our debate was impassioned, clearly heated and even fiery. Our final decision was not unanimous, but perhaps that is fitting for a film that melds provocation with aesthetic brilliance. Set in a country where criminals and victims live today as neighbors, the film we elected follows the path of a stunningly brave man named Adi, who seeks to meet face to face with the men who murdered his brother. This film is an act of research, digging into recent but clouded history, a philosophical meditation on memory and crime. We honor this work of art that, above all else, manages to break the silence."


Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Documentary
2nd place

Denver Film Critics Society 2016

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Documentary Film

Denver International Film Festival 2014

Winner
Maysles Brothers Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

"Powerful, captivating, terrifying...the film not only brings awareness to important subject matter... More

"Powerful, captivating, terrifying...the film not only brings awareness to important subject matter, but Oppenheimer's distinct style and palpable, innovative storytelling allows us to look into the eyes of both the victims as well as the killers...two vivid perspectives that are all at once heartbreaking, chilling and unforgettable."


Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2015

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Documentary

DocAviv Film Festival 2015

Nominee
Best International Film
The International Competition
Joshua Oppenheimer

DocsBarcelona, ES 2015

Winner
Audience Award
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
DocsBarcelona TV3 Award
Best Documentary - Honorable Mention
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
International Amnesty Catalunya Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominee
DFCC
Best Documentary
5th place. Tied with The Wolfpack (2015).

European Film Awards 2015

Nominee
European Film Award
European Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2016

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Documentary

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2016

Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Foreign Film
Best Documentary

Gold Derby Awards 2016

Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer

Gotham Awards 2015

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

Göteborg Film Festival 2015

Winner
Dragon Award
Best Nordic Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

"The award goes to a film which breaks the barriers between documentary and fiction, by opening up ... More

"The award goes to a film which breaks the barriers between documentary and fiction, by opening up space for a performance of history. Using the camera to confront memories, and inspire reconciliation, this film's look at the tragical past shapes a nation's view of the future."


Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Documentary Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2015

Winner
ICP Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Film
9th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2016

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Documentary

International Cinephile Society Awards 2015

Winner
ICS Award
Best Picture Not Released in 2014

International Documentary Association 2015

Winner
IDA Award
Best Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2016

Nominee
INOCA
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
2nd place.

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominee
KCFCC Award
Best Documentary

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2016

Winner
ALFS Award
Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominee
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Documentary of the Year

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2015

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

Melbourne International Film Festival 2015

Nominee
People's Choice Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
1st Runner-Up

Milwaukee Film Festival 2015

Winner
Documentary Jury Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Moscow International Film Festival 2015

Nominee
Audience Award
Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer
3rd place.

National Board of Review, USA 2015

Winner
NBR Award
Top Five Documentaries

News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2017

Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Investigative Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)
Werner Herzog (executive producer)
Errol Morris (executive producer)
Justine Nagan (executive producer)
André Singer (executive producer)
Christopher White (executive producer)
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Anonymous (co-producer)
Torstein Grude (co-producer)
Kaarle Aho (co-producer)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For P.O.V.
For episode "The Look of Silence"
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)
Werner Herzog (executive producer)
Errol Morris (executive producer)
Justine Nagan (executive producer)
André Singer (executive producer)
Christopher White (executive producer)
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Anonymous (co-producer)
Torstein Grude (co-producer)
Kaarle Aho (co-producer)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For P.O.V.
For episode "The Look of Silence"

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2016

Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival 2015

Winner
Audience Award
Joshua Oppenheimer
Nominee
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Online Film & Television Association 2016

Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Documentary

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Non-U.S. Release

PGA Awards 2016

Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Signe Byrge Sørensen

Pusan International Film Festival 2014

Winner
Busan Cinephile Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

RiverRun International Film Festival 2015

Winner
Jury Prize
Best Director: Documentary Feature
Joshua Oppenheimer

Robert Festival 2015

Winner
Robert
Best Long Documentary (Årets lange dokumentarfilm)
Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer)
Joshua Oppenheimer (director)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2015

Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Documentary

Satellite Awards 2015

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2016

Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2015

Winner
Audience Award
Joshua Oppenheimer

Sofia International Film Festival 2015

Winner
UNESCO Award for Best Documentary
Award for Best Documentary
Joshua Oppenheimer

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2015

Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

SXSW Film Festival 2015

Winner
Audience Award
Festival Favorites
Joshua Oppenheimer

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
Allan King Documentary Award

Venice Film Festival 2014

Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Competition
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Fedeora Award
Best Euro-Mediterranean Film
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Golden Mouse
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Grand Special Jury Prize
Joshua Oppenheimer
Winner
Human Rights Film Network Award
Joshua Oppenheimer
Tied with On the Bride's Side (2014).
Nominee
Golden Lion
Joshua Oppenheimer

Village Voice Film Poll 2015

Winner
VVFP Award
Best Documentary

Vilnius International Film Festival 2015

Winner
Baltic Gaze
Best Director
Joshua Oppenheimer

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Documentary

Zurich Film Festival 2014

Winner
Special Mention
International Documentary Film
Joshua Oppenheimer
Nominee
Golden Eye
Best International Documentary Film
Joshua Oppenheimer

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