FAQ to DOK.digital – Award for New Narrative Formats


You would like to submit a project for the DOK.digital – Award for New Narrative Formats?
Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions at a glance.

Further information on the DOK.digital – Award for New Narrative Formats


Who is the prize aimed at?

Young journalists, filmmakers, games designers and producers from German-speaking countries (D/A/I/CH) can apply with their first or second project. Both individual and collective submissions are eligible.

Which projects can be submitted?

We are looking for innovative projects that open up different perspectives through new forms of storytelling, actively involve the audience and make stories come alive. Projects that explore the possibilities of digital media and convey journalistic-factual or documentary content beyond linear storytelling.

The projects should have been created between autumn 2021 and spring 2023. Both completed and published projects can be submitted.

What is the prize money?

The DOK.digital Award for New Narrative Formats is sponsored by the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting (BLM). It is endowed with 2,500 euros.

How can I submit?

Submissions for DOK.digital 2023 open in December 2022

If you do not have an account yet, please register here. If you already have an account, you can log in at any time. To submit via the online form please log in, navigate to the New Media tab and select the button "Neues New Media Projekt" on the right.

Both completed and published projects can be submitted.
The following documents are required and can be submitted via the DOK.fest München homepage:

  • Contact details of the submitter(s)
  • Link to view the project
  • Exposé / Project description
  • Objective of the project
  • CV of the submitter(s) / profile of the production company
  • Catalogue of works

The prerequisite for DOK.digital registration is a meaningful application.
Submission is free of charge.

The deadline for submission is 8th February 2022.


What happens if my project is selected?

The five best projects will be presented publicly in the presence of the jury as part of DOK.forum at the 37th DOK.fest Mümchenh (03 to 21 May 2023). The award ceremony will also take place during the festival.

Who is the contact person?

DOK.forum Perspektiven