Questions to the Editor of INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL

Open jury session of the nominees for DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe 

DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe, will be awarded for the first time at DOK.fest @home 2021. We consider editing an essential part in the creative process of making a narrative documentary. This session is a conversation between the Jury of DOK.edit and editor

Jury DOK.edit Award
Mary Stephen, Editor
Peter Indergand, Directory of Cinematography
Rûken Tekes, Director

Agata Wozniak, Editorin of INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL

Prof. Michael Leuthner, Hochschule Macromedia


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The event will be held in English.





Georgien, Deutschland 2021 – Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze – Original language: English, Georgian, Russian – Subtitles: English

How painful can it be not to conform to the heterosexual norm? The feature length debut of Yana Ugrekhelidze gives insights into the emotional world of Alexander and Mari, a couple that is forced to lead a life in secrecy and wants to break free from this.

No youth rating

Writer: Yana Ugrekhelidze. Camera: Jule Katinka Cramer. Sound: Yana Ugrekhelidze. Editing: Agata Wozniak. Music: Lennart Saathoff. Production: Fortis Fem Film. Producer: Yana Ugrekhelidze. Length: 73 min.

  • Monday
  • 17:00
  • @home
Peter Indergand
Jury DOK.edit Award

Peter Indergand is a Swiss cinematographer. Since graduating from the American Film Institute AFI in Los Angeles, he has photographed over 50 feature and documentary films. The collaboration with Christian Frei (War Photographer, The Giant Buddhas, Genesis 2.0) plays a central role in his work. These films have won various camera awards (among others: Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, Emmy Award nomination). The documentary ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof also received considerable attention. In 2019, Peter Indergand received the Swiss Film Prize for his camera work on this film. Peter Indergand is a member of the European and the Swiss Film Academy. He is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland.

Prof. Michael Leuthner

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Mary Stephen
Jury DOK.edit Award

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Canada, living in Paris, Mary was French New Wave director Eric Rohmer’s film editor and sometimes co-composer. In the last 15 years, she also worked extensively with fiction and documentary filmmakers from several continents as film editor, associate-producer or script advisor. A partial list of these include Yoïchiro Okutani’s “Odoriko: Nude At Heart”, Japan-France coproduction for Arte; Ann Hui’s « Love After Love » (Venice Biennale 2020 Life Achievement Award), « Our Time Will Come », “Septet, a story of Hong Kong” (Cannes 2020); Nicole Shafer’s « Buddha In Africa » (NHK Award); Tiffany Hsiung’s « The Apology » (Busan Audience Award, Peabody Award); Seren Yüce’s « Majority »(Venice Lion of the Future); Du Haibin’s «Umbrella», «1428» (Venice Biennale Orizzonti Doc Award), and « A Young Patriot »; Lixin Fan’s« Last Train Home »(IDFA Grand Prize); Li Yang’s « Blind Mountain »(Cannes Un Certain Regard) ; Hüseyin Karabey’s « My Marlon and Brando »(Tribeca Best New Director), and « Do Not Forget Me Istanbul » omnibus film with directors from the Baltic region : Hany Abou-Assad (Palestine), Aida Begic (Bosnia), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Eric Nazarian ( Armenia)... Nominated for Golden Horse, Independent Eye, and other awards. Mary continues to direct her own films, and guest-teaches in institutions in China, Australia and elsewhere. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the CCE (Canadian Cinema Editors) and Rough Cut Service, and
was named Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters.

Ruken Tekes
Jury DOK.edit Award (Sarya Films Collective)

Born in Diyarbak?r – Turkey; Teke? is an international human rights expert, worked for the United Nations and as lecturer at Koç University. She is a self-made filmmaker; started scriptwriting, directing and producing on social, political and environmental issues in 2015. Her multi-award-winning first fiction short THE CIRCLE (2016) has participated in over two hundred festivals worldwide and nominated for 30th European Film Awards - European Short Film 2017. Her feature documentary debut AETHER (2019) premiered in International Competition of Visions du Réel FF, screened as part of DocFest München 2020 Programme, and continues screening and receiving awards. She is in development phase of her feature fiction debut PHILAX and currently based in Istanbul. Teke? is a member of the European Film Academy.

Agata Wozniak
Filmeditorin - Nomineé DOK.edit Award (Agata Wozniak)

Studied documentary film directing at the HFF Munich Filmmaker with focus on editing