DOK Leipzig 2013

56th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
28.10.2013 to 03.11.2013

Founded in 1955 as "Leipziger Kultur- und Dokumentarfilmwoche" (Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film), the festival is headed by director Claas Danielsen since 2004. The Ecumenical Jury exists since 1990.
The international competition for documentaries had 12 entries. The winner of the Golden Dove was “Stop the Pounding Heart” by Roberto Minervini, co-produced by USA, Belgium, and Italy.

The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury carrying a prize money of 2000.- €, donated by the VCH Hotels Germany GmbH – in the “Verband christlicher Hoteliers e.V.”, including the Hotel MICHAELIS in Leipzig, went to “Normalization” by Robert Kirchhoff from Slovakia.

The members of the jury (from left): Catherine Wong, Ylva Liljeholm, Guido Erbrich, Christiane Thiel


Festival Website

Award of the Ecumenical jury

Directed by:

For a remarkable journalistic and artistic work about the unsolved murder case of a young woman and a group of wrongly convicted men.
But the film is much more than that. It shows that we cannot escape history, when we build our presence and our future.
The film leads us strongly to the biblical question of What is truth? In a personal way it is a matter of conscience, in society a matter of legal responsibility and justice and in a universal way it is a matter of how to be human.