Awards 2020

The films at 35th International Documentary Filmfestival Munich compete for the following 15 awards.

DOK.fest awards

VIKTOR Main Competition 

Sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk. Worth 10,000 EUR.
The nominated films feature a wide contentual and formal spectrum and stand out because of their artistic quality. The winning film 2020

VIKTOR DOK.deutsch 

Worth 5,000 EUR. The nominated films deal with people and topics from the German-speaking world. The winning film 2020

VIKTOR DOK.horizonte 
Sponsored by Petra-Kelly-Stiftung. Worth 5,000 EUR. The nominated films focus on volatile countries. The winning film 2020

VFF Documentary Film Production Award

Sponsored by the VFF Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film und Fernsehproduzenten mbH, worth 7,500 EUR. The winning film 2020

FFF Talent Award Documentary Film
Sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, worth 5,000 EUR, for upcoming Bavarian directors.
The winning film 2020

German Documentary Film Music Award

Sponsored by Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, worth 5,000 EUR. The winning film 2020
Call for entries 2021

DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 

Sponsored by B.O.A Videofilmkunst, worth 3,000 EUR. The winning film 2020


megaherz Student Award
Worth 3,000 EUR. 1st prize for the best student film. The winning film 2020

kinokino Audience Award, sponsored by BR and 3sat

Awarded by kinokino, the film magazine of BR and 3sat. 2020 one-time endowment of 2,000 euro. The winning film 2020 Awards – award for new narrative formats
Worth 2.500 EUR, sponsored by Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien.
The winning project 2020

Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms

Worth 2,500 EUR. 1st prize for the best new talent concept. The winning project 2020

Composition Funding Award

Award for a composition project, worth 2,500 EUR. The winning project 2020

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.) The winning project

The winning projects of the DAE Mentoring Pitch Award, the Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Award and the RIDM Award 2020