Call for entries: German Documentary Film Music Award 2019

DOK.fest München and Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung are pleased to announce the seventh German Documentary Film Music Award 2019.

An award for outstanding documentary film composition (5,000 Euros)

Unique in the German-speaking world, the German Documentary Film Music Award honours a composition that joins and supports in a remarkable way the narrative of a documentary film. It sees itself as a platform for the work of the composers and the value of music as a narrative level in documentary film.

The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and the award goes to the composer. The Documentary Film Music Award is donated by the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung and is supported by the Förder- und Hilfsfonds des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes DKV.

 

Participation conditions

The following prerequisites must be fulfilled:

  • The composition is part of a documentary film and has been composed for it.
  • The composer is a member of GEMA, AKM or SUISA.
  • The date of completion of the film is after 1st January 2018.
  • The running time of the film (not the score) is at least 72 minutes.
  • The running time of the score is at least 15 minutes.
  • At least 75% of the score comes from the composer who is applying.
  • A cinema copy of the film is available.
  • Please officially confirm to us that the submitted film, in case of winning, can be screened free of charge at the corresponding award ceremony and that it can also be publicly screened as part of the Best Doks.

 

Submission

Please send the following documents by email to: velasco@dokfest-muenchen.de:

  • Cover letter, informal (with telephone number, address of submitter)
  • Credits form (for download here)
  • Cue-Sheet for the registered composition
  • Technically flawless screening link of the film
  • Bio- and Filmography of the composer

Deadline is 31st December 2018 

Unfortunately, we cannot return the submitted materials. We ask for your understanding.

 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact us:

Macarena Velasco
velasco@dokfest-muenchen.de
+49 (0)89 51 399 788 

 

 

 

 

Rückblick

6th German Documentary Film Music Award 2018

BEUYS

Director: Andres Veiel
Composers: Damian Scholl und Ulrich Reuter

 

 

 

5th German Documentary Film Music Award 2017

6 JAHRE, 7 MONATE UND 16 TAGE – DIE MORDE DES NSU

Director: Sobo Swobodnik
Composer: Elias Gottstein

 

 

4th German Documentary Film Music Award 2016

DREAMS REWIRED

Directors: M. Luksch, M. Reinhart und T. Tode
Composer: Siegfried Friedrich

 

 

3rd German Documentary Film Music Award 2015

ABOVE AND BELOW

Director: Nicolas Steiner
Composers: Jan Miserre und John Gürtler, Paradox Paradise

 

 

 

 

2nd German Documentary Film Music Award 2014

MERET OPPENHEIM EINE SURREALISTIN AUF EIGENEN WEGEN

Director: Daniela Schmidt-Langels
Composer: Ulrike Haage

 

 

1. German Documentary Film Music Award 2013

SCHNEE

Director: August Pflugfelder
Compose: Sebastian Fischer