Awards 2019

The films at 34th International Documentary Filmfestival Munich compete for the following 15 awards.

DOK.fest awards


VIKTOR Main Competition 
Sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk and Global Screen. Worth 10,000 EUR.
The nominated films feature a wide contentual and formal spectrum and stand out because of their artistic quality.

VIKTOR DOK.deutsch 
Worth 5,000 EUR. The nominated films deal with people and topics from the German-speaking world.

VIKTOR DOK.horizonte 
Sponsored by Petra-Kelly-Stiftung. Worth 3,000 EUR. The nominated films focus on volatile countries. 

Award for an outstanding artistic contribution in the field of cinematography, worth 5.000 EUR. The award winning film 2019

FFF Documentary Talent Award 
Sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, worth 5,000 EUR, for upcoming Bavarian directors. The 2019 nominees

DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 
Sponsored by B.O.A Videofilmkunst, worth 3,000 EUR.

Megaherz Student Award
Worth 3,000 EUR. 1st prize for the best student film.

kinokino Audience Award, sponsored by 3sat and BR
Awarded by kinokino, the film magazine of 3sat and BR

VFF Documentary Film Production Award
Sponsored by the VFF Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film und Fernsehproduzenten mbH, worth 7,500 EUR. The award winner 2019

FairFilm Award
Donated by Crew United. Nominated are productions that are characterized by particularly fair working conditions.


German Documentary Film Music Award
Sponsored by Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, worth 5,000 EUR. The award winning film 2019 Awards

Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms
Worth 2,500 EUR. 1st prize for the best new talent concept.

Composition Funding Award
Award for a composition project, worth 2,500 EUR. The award winning project 2019

British Pathé Archive Award

For a documentary film project in development that uses archive material, endowed with 14,000 EUR. Provision (or alternatively 2,500 EUR.)