The Flats takes the main prize at CPH:DOX

The main prize DOX:AWARD goes to the dark and very cinematic ‘The Flats’ by Alessandra Celesia (FR, UK, IR, BE).



Our main award recognises not only creative and conceptual daring, but a filmmaker with the humility to realise when the story outgrows its framework, and the confidence to follow where it, and its fantastically vivid characters lead. We live in a world of divisions, borders and locked gates. Coming like a conversation shouted through one of those locked gates, our winning film is a collective portrait of several proud, funny, resourceful individuals, who would be willing to die for their community but who choose each day the harder, braver and more hopeful option of living for it instead. The Dox:Award goes to Alessandra Celesia for the witty, multi-layered, profound and provocative ‘The Flats’.

Read the full article:


Our massive congratulations to Alessandra Celesia, Writer and Director, for her incredible vision. Also to Producers John McIlduff, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Geneviève De Bauw, Jeremiah Cullinane, and the entire European co-production team for their hard work!

Special acknowledgment to Dumbworld’s Co-Artistic Directors, John McIlduff, for his role as a producer, and Brian Irvine, for composing the music.


Supported by The Doc Society, British Film Institute, and Northern Ireland Screen


For UK Distribution/Press Inquiries for The Flats contact [email protected]