Jury DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe 2024

For a long time, the finished film was created on the editing table. Even though the work processes are now digitalised, editing remains one of the most central and critical phases in the creation of every documentary film. To emphasise the importance of editing in documentary film, the DOK.edit Award - presented by Adobe 2024 will be awarded for the fourth time at DOK.fest München.

The award was developed in cooperation with Adobe, who are also the sponsors of the €5,000 prize. The award is intended to highlight the post-production of documentary films and honour the work of editors. Films with outstanding editing achievements are nominated; the prize is awarded across all genres.


Marc Haenecke

Editor, screenwriter and director

Marc Haenecke lives in Munich and works as a film editor, writer and director. After studying at the University of Television and Film Munich (documentary film), he could not and did not want to decide whether he would rather work as a film editor or a director. And so he has been working in both creative positions for almost 30 years. Films edited by him have been shown at many international film festivals and have been honoured with the Bavarian Television Award, among others. As a lecturer, he has taught at HFF Munich and in Kenya as part of the "Learning Lions" training programme. Film selection: ZWISCHEN WELTEN, JAGDZEIT – HUNTING THE HUNTERS, ANDERMATT – GLOBAL VILLAGE, VOM LIEBEN UND STERBEN.



Michael Palm

Editor, filmmaker and sound designer

Michael Palm (*1965, Linz) has been working as a freelance film editor, dramaturge and sound designer since 1990 and has worked on over 25 feature films and numerous short films to date, many of which have won international awards. Since 2001, he has also directed documentaries, short films and experimental films. His most recent documentary film CINEMA FUTURES premiered at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. He studied film and media studies at the Vienna Film Academy and the University of Vienna, is the author of numerous publications on the theory and aesthetics of film and cinema, was a film critic (Der Standard, Falter) from 1990-94 and a lecturer at the Vienna Film Academy from 1998-2015. He currently teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and at the University of Art and Design Linz. Since October 2019, he has shared the "Montage" professorship with Beatrice Babin at the University of Television and Film Munich.



Anja Pohl


Anja Pohl was born in Munich. She studied Modern and Contemporary History, Political Science in Munich and Berlin and General Design at the School of Design in Zurich. In 1996 she began working as an editor for feature films such as BANG BOOM BANG, WER FRÜHER STIRBT IST LÄNGER TOT, WACKERSDORF, DAS MÄDCHEN MIT DEN GOLDENEN HÄNDEN and documentaries such as DIE GESCHICHTE VOM WEINENDEN KAMEL, GEGENSCHUSS-AUFBRUCH DER FILMEMACHER, ELTERNSCHULE. For EL BULLI – COOKING IN PROGRESS and WALCHENSEE FOREVER she received the German Camera Award/Editing and for DIE UNZERBRECHLICHEN the BILD KUNST SCHNITTPREIS. She co-directed MAKING OF HEIMAT. She has taught at the HFF Munich and IFS Cologne. Her latest project IM LAND DER WÖLFE will be screened at DOK.fest 2024.