Awards 2021

The films at 36th International Documentary Filmfestival Munich compete for the following 16 awards.

DOK.fest awards

VIKTOR Main Competition

Endowed with 10,000 euros. The prize is sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk. Nominations are open to films that cover a broad spectrum of content and form and are distinguished by their high artistic quality. The winning film 2021

VIKTOR DOK.deutsch

Endowed with 5,000 euros. The nominated films deal with people and topics from the German-speaking world. The winning film 2021

VIKTOR DOK.horizonte 
Sponsored by Petra-Kelly-Stiftung. Endowed with 5,000 euros. The nominated films focus on volatile countries. The winning film 2021

VFF Documentary Film Production Award

Sponsored by the VFF Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film und Fernsehproduzenten mbH, endowed with 7,500 euros. The winning film 2021

FFF Talent Award Documentary Film
Sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, endowed with 5,000 euros, for upcoming Bavarian directors. The winning film 2021

German Documentary Film Music Award

Sponsored by Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, endowed with 5,000 euros. The winning film 2021

DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 

Sponsored by B.O.A Videofilmkunst, endowed with 3,000 euros. The winning film 2021

megaherz Student Award
Endowed with 3,000 euros. 1st prize for the best student film. The winning film 2021

kinokino Audience Award, sponsored by BR and 3sat

Awarded by kinokino, the film magazine of BR and 3sat. 2021 endowed with 2,000 euros.
The winning film 2021

Documentary Film Award by the Goethe-Institut
For outstanding German documentary films, from 2022 rotating award (Munich, Leipzig, Duisburg and Kassel). Endowed with 2,000 euros
Further information on the award Awards

DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe
Sponsored by Adobe, endowed with 5,000 euros. Nominated are films with outstanding editing work.
The winning film 2021 – award for new narrative formats

Endowed with 2.500 euros, sponsored by Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien.
The winning project 2021

DOK.series Award (until 2021)

Endowed with 2,500 euros, sponsored by TELLUX Film and megaherz, an award for documentary series formats The winning project 2021

DOK.talent Award (until 2021 'Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms')

Endowed with 2,500 euros, donated by Haus des Dokumentarfilms. 1st prize for the best new talent concept. The winning project 2021

DOK.composition Award

Sponsored by Sonoton music, award for a composition project, endowed with 2,500 euros.
The winning project 2021

DOK.archive Award

For a documentary film project in development that uses archive material. Endowed with 15,000 euros Provision (or alternatively 2,500 euros). British Pathé is prize sponsor. The winning project 2021


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