Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing.
Documentary The Act Of Killing continues to be an early favorite in various non-fiction honors this Awards Season, picking up a key nomination by the European Film Academy. The film, which screened at New Directors/New Films was recently singled out as a nominee at the upcoming Puma Impact Awards () and is a nominee for the Best Feature Award by the International Documentary Association (IDA).
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The European Film Academy named three films as its finalists for its European Documentary prize, including The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer. The organization, lead by a committee that included EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), EFA Member Despina Mouzaki, producer (Greece), as well as documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (Netherlands) and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) also named Kaveh Bakhtiari's Stop-Over (L'Escale) and writer/director Rithy Panh's The Missing Person (L'Image Manquante) as contenders for the prize.
The 26th European Film Awards will take place December 7 in Berlin.
European Documentary Award 2013 nominees:
The Act Of Killing
Denmark/Norway/UK, 159 min
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen
Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys.
Switzerland/France, 100 min
Written and directed by Kaveh Bakhtiari
Produced by Elisabeth Garbar & Heinz Dill
In Athens, Amir, an Iranian immigrant, has a modest flat which has become a place of transit for migrants who, like him, have chosen to leave their country.
The Missing Picture (L'Image Manquante)
France/Cambodia, 90 min
Written and directed by Rithy Panh
Produced by Catherine Dussart
For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia…