DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe 2021

Donated by Adobe, endowed with 5,000 euros

The "DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe", endowed with 5,000 euros, will be awarded for the first time at Munich in 2021. The award is part of the new programme focus "Re:arranging Reality", which revolves around the post-production of documentary films and is being developed in cooperation with the company Adobe. Nominated are films with outstanding editing achievements. The prize is awarded across all series.

The DOK.edit Award is made possible by


The winning film: NEMESIS

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

Jury Statement

"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."

Jury 2021

Peter Indergand (Cinematographer)
Mary Stephen (film editor)
Ruken Tekes (human rights expert, filmmaker)

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 discussed the films in public sessions. The editors of the nominated films will also provide insights into their work. The winning film was announced at an online award ceremony.