The Last Shelter wins top prize at CPH:DOX

Our Memory Belongs to Us also praised

by Amber Wilkinson

The Last Shelter
The Last Shelter
Ousmane Samassekou’s The Last Shelter has won the top prize at CPH:DOX - Copenhagen's documentary film festival, which was mainly online but which will host physical screenings in Denmark when cinemas reopen on May 6.

The film considers people passing through the House of Migrants in Gao, some leaving Africa and some returning. The jury described it as "a profound film which transports us to a vast landscape of questioning".

Our Memory Belongs To Us, co-directed by Rami Farah and Signe Byrge Sørense and which sees exiled Syrian journalists looking back at the start of the conflict, received a special mention.

Hong Kong protest documentary When A City Rises - collectively directed by Cathy Chu, Evie Cheung, Iris Kwong, Huang Yuk-kwok, Ip Kar Man, Han Yan Yuen and Jen Lee - won the F:act Award, with the jury saying it had "the narrative tension of an action adventure film".

The full list of winners is below:

Dox:Award - The Last Shelter, Dir: Ousmane Samassekou

Special Mention - Our Memory Belongs To Us, Dir: Rami Farah, Signe Byrge Sørensen

F:act Award - When A City Rises, Dir: Han Yan Yuen, Cathy Chu, Iris Kwong, Ip Kar Man, Huang Yuk-kwok, Jenn Lee, Evie Cheung

Special Mention - All Light, Everywhere, Dir: Theo Anthony

Nordic:Dox Award - Julia&I, Dir: Nina Hobert

Special Mention - He’s My Brother, Dir: Cille Hannibal / co-dir. Christine Hanberg

New:Vision Award - All Of Your Stars Are But Dust On My Shoes, Dir: Haig Aivazian

Special Mention - Listen To The Beats Of Our Images, Dir: Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Next:Wave Award - You And I (Indo), Dir: Fanny Chotimah

Special Mention - Holgut, Dir: Liesbeth de Ceulaer

Politiken Danish:Dox Award - Dark Blossomm, Dir: Frigge Fri

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award - Tata/Father, Dir: Radu Ciorniciuc, Lina Vdovîi

DR Talent Award - Artist Manager, Dir: Kirstine Holmen

Share this with others on...
News

The archival activist Dagmar Schultz on Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992

Streaming Spotlight: family time Kith and kin who stick together through thick and thin

Between reality and dreams Sara Driver on Sleepwalk and the New York City she remembers

Dystopian worlds Director Chino Moya on crumbling societies, toxic manhood and fear of the other in Undergods

On a dark and stormy night Cody Calahan on storytelling and shooting The Oak Room

Tribeca announces retrospectives Screening tickets going fast

More news and features

We're bringing you coverage of New York's Human Rights Watch Film Festival.



We're looking forward to Inside Out.



We've recently covered New Directors/New Films, BFI Flare , the Glasgow Short Film Festival, South by Southwest , New York's Rendez-vous with French Cinema, the Glasgow Film Festival, the first part of this year's Berlin Film Festival, Slamdance and Sundance.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.