DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe

At München, the "DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe", endowed with 5,000 euros, will be awarded for the first time.


The "DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe" is part of the new programme focus "Re:arranging Reality", which revolves around the post-production of documentary films. The programme focus is being developed in cooperation with Adobe. 


The winning film of DOK.edit Award 2021


In its first edition, this year's DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe goes to editors David Charap and Thomas Imbach (also director) for their work on NEMESIS.

"It was the overall integrity and the composition of the story that convinced us", said the jury in their statement. "The quality of the film comes very much from a great editing job that turns a local and personal story into a universal one. It is also through the editing that a number of narrative layers are brought together brilliantly. By re-arranging reality, the film not only convinced the jury through the craft of editing but the art of editing." To the jurors


Three films from the DOK.fest München @home programme whose editing is particularly outstanding had be nominated for the award:

Editing: Jeppe Bødskov, Director: Camilla Nielsen, 130 Min.

Editing: David Charap and Thomas Imbach, Director: Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 2020, 132 Min.

Editing: Agata Wozniak, Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze, Germany 2021, 73 Min.


A three-member international jury will discuss the films in public sessions. The editors of the nominated films will also provide insights into their work. The winner will be announced at an online award ceremony on 15 May.

Online jury sessions
Friday, 07 May, 5 pm
Monday, 10 May, 5 pm
Tuesday, 11 May, 5 pm

Online award ceremony
Saturday, 15 May, 8 pm