German Documentaries and co-productions win in Warsaw
23 May 2014: Three German documentaries and co-productions are among the winners at the 11th Planete Doc Film Festival, which took place from 9 – 18 May in Warsaw and Wroclaw, Poland.

Canon Cinematography Award – Honorable Mention
WALKING UNDER WATER by Eliza Kubarska (PL/DE/GB, Kloos & Co)

Amnesty International Award – Honorable Mention
ART WAR by Marco Wilms (Heldenfilm)

Lower Silesia Grand Prix
SONG FROM THE FOREST by Michael Obert (Tondowski Film & Friends/ma.ja.de)

For a complete list of winners, please click here.

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