The films at 36th International Documentary Filmfestival Munich compete for the following 16 awards.
VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Endowed with 10,000 euros. The prize is sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk and Story House Productions, a company of the Bavaria Film Group. 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
Endowed with 5,000 euros. The nominated films deal with people and topics from the German-speaking world. The winning film 2021
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
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
DOK.digital – award for new narrative formats
Endowed with 2.500 euros, sponsored by Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien.
The winning project 2021
Endowed with 2,500 euros, sponsored by TELLUX Film and megaherz, an award for documentary series formats The winning project 2021