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(AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL) 20 Berlinale films nominated for the Amnesty Film Award 2023


The jury will screen films from the Berlinale sections Competition, Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Generation.

The Amnesty Film Prize of the Berlinale will be awarded for the 18th time and is endowed with 5,000 euros. With this award, Amnesty honors the work of filmmakers who depict human rights issues in a special way and bring them to life. Previous award winners include: "Myanmar Diaries" by The Myanmar Film Collective (2022), "Welcome to Chechnya" by David France (2020), "Espero tua (re)volta" by Eliza Capai (2019). The winning film of the Amnesty International Film Awards will be announced on Saturday, February 25, 2023 during the Independent Jury Awards Ceremony.

The 2023 nominations


The Survival of Kindness
by Rolf de Heer
Australia 2022

Disco Boy
by Giacomo Abbruzzese
France / Italy / Belgium / Poland 2023

Berlinale Special:

The Measured Man
by Lars Kraume
Germany 2022


In the Blind Spot
by Ayşe Polat
Germany 2023


by Joris Lachaise
France / Colombia 2023

Iron Butterflies
by Roman Liubyi
Ukraine / Germany 2023

Al Murhaqoon
by Amr Gamal
Yemen / Sudan / Saudi Arabia 2023

Under the Sky of Damascus
by Heba Khaled, Talal Derki, Ali Wajeeh
Denmark / Germany / USA / Syria 2023

by Tina Satter
USA 2023

And, Towards Happy Alleys
by Sreemoyee Singh
India 2023

by Apolline Traoré
Burkina Faso / France / Germany / Senegal 2023

Or de Vie
by Boubacar Sangaré
Burkina Faso / Benin / France 2023

Jaii keh khoda nist (Where God is not)
by Mehran Tamadon
France / Switzerland 2023

The Bride
by Myriam U. Birara
Rwanda 2023

W Ukrainie
by Piotr Pawlus, Tomasz Wolski
Poland / Germany 2023

El Juicio
by Ulises de la Orden
Argentina / Italy / France / Norway 2023

Perspektive Deutsches Kino:

Seven Winters in Tehran
by Steffi Niederzoll
Germany / France 2023

by Milena Aboyan
Germany 2023

Forget Meyn Not
by Fabiana Fragale, Kilian Kuhlendahl, Jens Mühlhoff
Germany 2023

My ne zgasnemo (We will not Fade Away)
by Alisa Kovalenko
Ukraine / France / Poland 2023

Amnesty International

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