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Awards & Nominations for Documentaries

Sea of Shadows

Audience Award at Sundance 2019

Cop.Dox - Official Selection

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The Ivory Game

Oscar Shortlist 2017 in the Feature Documentary Category

Tellluride Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection (World Premier)

Toronto Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection

Wildscreen Film Festival - Golden Panda

Doc NYC Shorts - Official Selection

Camerimage - Nomination for best cinematography

Jane's Journey

Academy Awards, USA - Shortlist

Cinema for Peace Award - Winner

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Vatican - The Hidden World

Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Bavarian TV Award), Germany - Winner

Best Script, Best Direction, Best Cinematography in the category "Cultural Programming".

The award was shared with cinematographer Volker Tittel for Best Cinematography.







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The Devil's Miner

Tribeca Film Festival, New York City/USA - Emerging Filmmaker Special Mention

Hotdocs Film Festival, Toronto/Canada - FIPRESCI Award

Hotdocs Film Festival, Toronto/Canada - Honorable Mention for Best International Documentary

Jerusalem Film Festival, Jerusalem/Israel - Best international Documentary

Chicago Film Festival, Chicago/USA - Silver Hugo Award for Best Documentary

Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock/USA - Best Documentary

Mexico City Film Festival, Mexico - Humanitarian Award

Trento Mountain Film Festival, Trento/Italy - Golden Geant

German Cinematography Awards - Special Mention

AFI Los Angeles Film Festival - Nomination

Edinburgh Film Festival - Nomination

Directors' Guild Award - Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Direction Nomination

European Film Academy Awards - Best Documentary Nomination

IDA Awards - Pare Loretz Award Nomination

A Powerful Noise

Tribeca Film Festival - Official Selection

St. Louis International Film Festival - Official Selection

Silverdocs - Official Selection

Global Peace Festival - Official Selection

Anchorage International Film Festival - Official Selection

Columbus Film Festival - Official Selection 

Asheville Film Festival - Official Selection

Artivist Film Festival - Official Selection

Hawaii International Film Festival - Official Selection

The most Secret Place on Earth

BANFF World TV Awards, Toronto/Canada - Nomination

Beyond Samarkand

Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Bavarian TV Award), Germany - Winner

Graz Mountain Film Festival, Austria - Award "Fremde Kulturen" (Foreign Cultures)

Trento Mountain Film Festival, Italy - City of Bozen Gold Award

Kallawaya - The Andean Healer

Domzale Mountain Film Festival, Slovenia - Best Film

Mediterraner Umweltpreis (Mediterraneon Environment Award), Rome/Italy - Winner

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Monasteries of the Danube River

Golden ROMY Award, Vienna/Austria - Best Cinematography

Escape over the Himalaya

Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German TV Award) - Nomination

BANFF Mountain Film Festival, Toronto/Canada - Winner Special Jury Award

Axel-Springer-Preis - Winner

European Festival of Religious Affairs, Helsinki/Finland - Winner

Artshow 2005 edition - Grand Prix - Golden Frame

Kendal Mountain Film Festival, England - People's Choice Award