– Award for New Narrative Formats 2021

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What are contemporary forms for journalistic factual or documentary content? How can the possibilities of cross- and transmedial narration be put into practice? seeks answers to the question of how stories and facts must be told in the future in order to reach an increasingly demanding audience.

The Perspektiven honours courageous digital narrative formats. The prize is donated by the Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM). Young journalists, filmmakers, games designers and producers (up to the age of 35) from German-speaking countries are invited to submit their projects from December 2020.

The prize is endowed with 2,500 euros and will be awarded at the Perspektiven in May 2021.

What we are looking for

We are looking for outstanding projects that open up different perspectives through new narrative forms, actively involve the audience and bring stories to life. Projects that explore the possibilities of digital media and convey journalistic factual or documentary content beyond linear narrative.

Interactive, cross- and transmedial projects are invited for submission!

Criteria for the submission

The call for entries is aimed at young journalists, filmmakers, games designers and producers (up to the age of 35) from German-speaking countries, as individuals or teams.

The submitted projects should meet the following criteria:

  • Completion in 2020 or 2021
  • Relevant content with a documentary and / or journalistic approach
  • Cross- or transmedial narrative approach
  • Meaningful interactive involvement of the audience

Submission documents and submission

Please have the following materials and documents ready for submission:

  • Link to the view of the project
  • Written exposé (max. 2,000 characters) of the submitted project
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 1,000 characters)
  • Catalogue of works (max. 1,000 characters)

Submissions will open in December 2020. Deadline is 1st February 2021.

Award ceremony and presentation

The award ceremony will take place as part of the at the 36th DOK.fest München (5th to 16th May 2021). Preselected projects will be presented to the public in the presence of the jury.

Contact us

Florina Vilgertshofer
Head of Perspectives