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55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2012

Another Night on Earth
"Another Night on Earth" (David Muñoz)

DOK — 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film took place in Leipzig, Germany from October 29 to November 1, 2012. Over its more than half a century existence, the festival has grown to truly impressive dimensions and the number of overlapping programs and sections forces the FIPRESCI Jury to focus only on the main competition of documentary films. Besides the official competitive sections of documentary and animated films, the festival presented a wide array of retrospectives, special screenings, etc., ranging from the early films of Wladyslaw Starewicz, to the avant-garde movies by the famous New York underground artist Barbara Hammer, to new documentary and animated productions from Latin America. The festival is also an important platform for professional discussions and industry meetings. DOK 2012 was, as in previous years, well attended by filmmakers from all over the world as well as young cinephiles who sometimes had to stand in long lines in order to get tickets for screenings. (Marcin Gizycki) 

DOK — 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany, October 29 — November 4, 2012, FIPRESCI Jury: Kirsten Kieninger (Germany), Jean-Max Méjean (France), Marcin Giżycki (Poland). FIPRESCI Prize: Another Night on Earth (Otra Noche en la Tierra), directed by David Muñoz (Spain, Beta digital, 52 min, 2012). Print Source: David Muñoz, Web:, e-mail:, Tel: +34 677416560.


Another Night on Earth. Jean-Max Mejean reviews the FIPRESCI winner by Spanish director David Muñoz. arrow.
"Reclaim Your Vision!" — Construct Your Reality? Kirsten Kieninger overviews the films in competition. arrow.
Group Portraits and Long Shots: Where is Documentary Going? Marcin Gizycki highlights recurring techniques in the films shown in competition that create a kind of a guideline for making documentary films. arrow.



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