Film Award Dresden

Dresden Film Award for Human Rights and Development

One of our annual highlights at the MOVE IT! film festival is the award ceremony for the  “Dresdner Filmpreis für Menschenrechte und Entwicklung” (Dresden Film Award for Human Rights and Development). The award,  including prize money of 2000€ for the selected winner, is being presented by our head organisation Akifra e.V. and the city of dresden.

Previous Winners:

2017 Welcome to Refugeestan

by Anne Poiret

2016 Starless Dreams

by Mehrdad Oskouei

Mehrdad Oskouei

Mehrdad Oskouei is an Iranian filmmaker, producer, photographer and researcher born in Tehran in 1969 and later graduating in film direction from the University of Arts.  His films have been screened at numerous festivals both at home and abroad to great critical acclaim, making him one of the major Iranian documentary makers. In 2010 Oskouei received the Dutch Prince Claus Award for his achievements.

He is a founding member of the Institute of Anthropology and Culture and has sat on several international film festival juries as well as being a cultural ambassador for the United Nation’s humanitarian committee UCHA.
He also teaches at film schools around Iran and is active in the Tehran Arts and Culture Association.1


2015 God Is Not Working On Sundays

by Leona Goldstein

Leona Goldstein

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Leona Goldstein (*1976) has studied visual communication in Rome, Dortmund and Berlin. In numerous film- and photo-documentations she questions the topics of borders, with a focus on civil rights, gender equality and migration. Her last projects document theactivities of social movements in Rwanda, Cambodia, Venezuela, Burkina Faso, Mexico as well as throughout Europe.2