Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

Best Feature-Length Documentary [Nominee] (2019)

IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary

Jeg går (2019)

Bodil Awards

Honorary Award [Winner] (2009)


Bodil [Winner] (2000)

Best Documentary/Short Film (Bedste dokumentar/kortfilm)

Jeg er levende - Søren Ulrik Thomsen, digter (1999)

Bodil [Winner] (1972)

Best Documentary/Short Film (Bedste dokumentar/kortfilm)

Livet i Danmark (1972)

Chicago International Film Festival

Gold Plaque [Winner] (1996)

Best Documentary Short

Haiti. Uden titel (1995)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

Cinema Eye Honors Award [Winner] (2015)

The Influentials

De fem benspænd (2003)

CPH:DOX

CPH:DOX Award [Nominee] (2010)


The Erotic Man (2010)

CPH:DOX Award [Nominee] (2003)


De fem benspænd (2003)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

Robert [Winner] (2000)

Best Documentary (Årets danske dokumantarfilm)

Jeg er levende - Søren Ulrik Thomsen, digter (1999)

Robert [Winner] (1996)

Best Short/Documentary (Årets kort/dokumentarfilm)
Tied with Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier (1995).

Haiti. Uden titel (1995)

European Film Awards

European Film Award [Nominee] (2003)

European Documentary

De fem benspænd (2003)

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Contribution to World Cinema [Winner] (2009)


Krakow Film Festival

Silver Dragon [Winner] (1972)


Livet i Danmark (1972)

Motovun Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize [Winner] (2004)


De fem benspænd (2003)

Roos Award, Denmark

Roos Award [Winner] (1999)