Oppenheimer's film The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and won a BAFTA for Best Documentary. His recent documentary The Look of Silence received five awards at Venice Film Festival.
The MacArthur fellowship grant involves a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000, paid out over five years. The award comes with no stipulations or reporting requirements, and allows recipients maximum freedom to follow their creative visions.
Oppenheimer commented: "Receiving the MacArthur fellowship pretty much towers above every other kind of recognition that I’ve had, […] it creates the conditions for me to be just as probing, exploring, wild and innovative in my next body of work."
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- Find out more about the 2014 MacArthur Fellows