Golden Dove for Animated Film @ DOK Leipzig 2012

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November 04, 2012
55th edition of DOK Leipzig just ended (29 Oct – 4 Nov 2012) with spectacular news for Father!

Award winners are here in all the categories, but we were mostly interested in what the jury of 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Filmy had to say about Father, which won the main award, The Golden Dove in the Animated Film Competition.

Here is their statement: "We are delighted to award the Golden Dove of the International Competition Animated Film to not one director but a group of filmmakers. FATHER, by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Veljko Popović, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva and Dimitry Yagodin, makes sensitive use of documentary material, and very effectively weaves different styles of animation together to represent different experiences of fatherly abandonment and betrayal. This collaboration has produced a fresh approach to making documentary animation, and has broadened the potential for this developing form."