DOK Leipzig awards to ROBOLOVE and SAFETY123

DOK Leipzig honors thought-provoking visions from Austrian filmmakers:  Robolove by Maria Arlamovsky receives the Gedanken Aufschluss Prize, awarded by a jury of young prisoners of the Juvenile Penitentiary Regis-Breitlingen. The Austrian-Italian co-production Safety123 by Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler wins the Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition. This prize comes with 10,000 €, granted by the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig as a start-up funding for the next film project.

Gedanken Aufschluss Prize to
ROBOLOVE by Maria Arlamovsky

Excerpt of the jury statement: How far are you personally prepared to share all your thoughts and feelings with the rest of the world via a robot? Questions like this occupied us for many hours and were the subject of much debate. And although opinions differed, the fact that the film left such a lasting impression on every jury member means that it deserves to win.


Golden Dove – Next Masters Competition to
SAFETY123 by Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler

 Jury statement: The filmmakers have turned the dry topic of landslide prevention into a masterful work with a droll undertone. Through revealing camera work and precise editing, they have made a strong statement about the absurdity of male efforts to control the majestic forces of nature.