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DOX:AWARD

International main competition. 12 films nominated for the main prize in the festival’s international competition – our pick of the best and most important new films of the year. All films are premieres with director visits from around the world.

DOX:Award is sponsored by Danmarks Radio

Fire of Love

Fire of Love

A unique, poetic and visually stunning adventure film about a French scientist couple, cut entirely with their own footage from Earth travels in search of erupting volcanoes in the 1970s and 80s.

Sara Dosa / Canada, United States / 2021 / 93 min
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Four furious years in one of Naples' toughest neighbourhoods, where all three generations of a single family live on the edge of the law. Can the family's youngest son break the dark legacy?

Victoria Fiore / United Kingdom, Italy / 2021 / 85 min
The Fall

The Fall

A 11-year-old girl miraculously survives a fall from the fifth floor. Six years later, she is a looking to escape the trauma. A subtle, sensitive coming-of-age film about a very unusual young woman.

Andreas Koefoed / Denmark / 2022 / 72 min
Holidays

Holidays

Russia's record-high number of holidays are celebrated at an upbeat balalaika pace and with black humour in a lively mosaic of impressions from life in the vast, inscrutable country in the East.

Antoine Cattin / Switzerland / 2022 / 87 min
Under the Sky Shelter

Under the Sky Shelter

Chilean debut in sparkling, analogue black and white. A lone shepherd crosses rivers, forests and cliffs with thousands of sheep. Along the way, he loses himself in the mountains, while dreams appear like ghosts.

Diego Acosta / Chile / 2021 / 70 min
Outside

Outside

As a 13-year-old boy, he became the poster boy of the Ukrainian revolution. Now Roma is back on the streets with nothing in his pocket but a lighter and a knife. Can he get his life together before it's too late?

Olha Zhurba / Ukraine, Denmark, Netherlands / 2022 / 79 min
Into the Ice

Into the Ice

A grand, cinematic adventure on the Greenland ice sheet with three leading scientists in search of what the ice can tell us about our climate, our past and possible future. Epic and thought-provoking.

Lars Ostenfeld / Denmark, Germany / 2022 / 86 min
Girl Gang

Girl Gang

A contemporary fairy tale about a 14-year-old influencer from Berlin and her biggest fan. But life as a social media star has a shadow side that the adrenaline, fame and free sneakers can’t make up for.

Susanne Regina Meures / Switzerland / 2022 / 97 min
Navalny

Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi is both detective and supposed murder victim in a brave docu-thriller about the assassination attempt at his life. Timely, urgent, nerve-wrecking.

Daniel Roher / United States / 2022 / 98 min
The Eclipse

The Eclipse

With the solar eclipse in 1999 as her mirror image, an exiled film artist turns her analogue film camera on her family in ex-Yugoslavia in a work that maps how a dark past remains embedded in the present.

Nataša Urban / Norway / 2022 / 110 min
Midwives

Midwives

A tale of the complicated relationship between Rohingya and Buddhists in Myanmar, told over five years through the eyes of two midwives from either side of the divide, working together against all odds.

Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing / Myanmar [Burma] / 2022 / 92 min
They Made Us the Night

They Made Us the Night

Supernatural visions and indigenous folk myths intrude in an unpredictable and dreamlike Mexican film about a family living in the shadow of the apocalypse. A living, organic work.

Antonio Hernández / Mexico / 2021 / 76 min