Doc Alliance Award nominees announced

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Doc Alliance selection films and juries for the 2019 Doc Alliance Award were announced.

In 2019, Doclisboa nominates Odyssey, by Sabine Groenewegen. In the film, undefined intelligences analyse an assemblage of signals they produce about an infected planet when a resistant matter comes and disturbs the flux of stories, time and space they are trying to understand. Interrogating coloniality and its rhetoric, Odyssey, world premiered in Doclisboa’18, evokes questions about the stories were told and our possibilities to disrupt them.
For the Doc Alliance Selection jury, Doclisboa has invited Tiago Santos, screenwriter and film critic for Sábado magazine.

Doc Alliance is an international network, an initiative from seven European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen (Denmark), DOK Lepizig (Germany), FID Marseille (France), Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic), Docs Against Gravity (Poland), Visions du Réel (Switzerland) and Doclisboa (Portugal). It aims at promoting and supporting documentary cinema, with a focus on independent and authoral films.

Every year, the seven festivals nominate 1 film and 1 jury. All 7 films run for the Doc Alliance Award – 5.000 euros aiming at the prodcution of a new film. In 2019, the award will be delivered in Doc Day Lunch of the Marché du Film (Cannes Film Festival) on May 21st.


Nominated by Doclisboa (Portugal)


Sabine Groenewegen, Holland / France / Belgium / Portugal, 63′


Tiago Santos, screenwriter and film critic for Sábado Magazine


Nominated by CPH:DOX (Denmark)


Enrico Masi, Italy / France, 81′


Pernille Lystlund Matzen, film critic for the platform


Nominated by Against Gravity (Poland)

In Touch 

Pawel Ziemilski, Poland / Iceland, 61′


Jakub Majmurek, politics and film critic, freelancer


Nominated by DOK Leipzig (Germany)

Cinema Morocco 

Ricardo Calil, Brazil, 76′


Julia Weigl, writes for the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munchner Feuilleton and the cinema blog Cereality


Nominated by Jihlava IDFF (Czech Republic)

Kiruna – A Brand New World

Greta Stocklassa, Czech Republic, 87′


Kamila Bohácková, film critic for the platform


Nominated by FID Marseille (France)

Derrierènos yeaux 

Anton Bialas, France, 46′


Nanako Tsukidate, film critic for the Nobody Magazine


Nominated by Visions du Réel

Sans Frapé

Alexe Poukine, Belgium / France, 83′


Christien Jungen, film journalist, writes for the Neue Zurcher Zeitung.