Awards 2022

In three competition series, the films at the 37th International Documentary Filmfestival Munich compete for the VIKTOR the award statue donated by the sponsoring association of DOK.fest München. In addition, fourteen other top-class awards will be presented. A total of 66,300 euros in prize money will be awarded.


The awards of the 37th DOK.fest München

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 2022

VIKTOR DOK.deutsch

Endowed with 5,000 euros. The nominated films deal with people and topics from the German-speaking world.
The winning film 2022

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

VFF Documentary Film Production Award

Sponsored by the VFF Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film und Fernsehproduzenten mbH, endowed with 7,500 euros.
The winning film 2022

FFF Talent Award Documentary Film
Sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, endowed with 5,000 euros, for upcoming Bavarian directors.
The winning film 2022

German Documentary Film Music Award

Sponsored by Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, endowed with 5,000 euros.
The winning film 2022

DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 

Sponsored by B.O.A Videofilmkunst, endowed with 3,000 euros.
The winning film 2022

megaherz Student Award
Endowed with 3,000 euros. 1st prize for the best student film.
The winning film 2022

kinokino Audience Award, sponsored by BR and 3sat

Awarded by kinokino, the film magazine of BR and 3sat. 2022 endowed with 2,000 euros.
The winning film 2022


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
The winning film 2022


The awards of

DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe
Sponsored by Adobe, endowed with 5,000 euros. Nominated are films with outstanding editing work.

The winning film 2022 – award for new narrative formats

Endowed with 2.500 euros, sponsored by Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien.
The winning project 2022

DOK.series Award

Endowed with 2,500 euros, sponsored by TELLUX Film and megaherz, an award for documentary series formats.
The winning project 2022

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 2022

DOK.composition Award

Sponsored by Sonoton music, award for a composition project, endowed with 2,500 euros.
The winning project 2022

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 2022


The awards of

Documentary Film Award for Young People
Donated by the BLLV e.V., the Bavarian Teachers' Association, endowed with a total value of 1,300 euros.
The winning films 2022