Jury German Documentary Film Music Award 2019 / Composition Sponsorship Award 2019

Antonia Goldhammer

Antonia Goldhammer


Born in Bayreuth, Goldhammer studied theatre and media sciences as well as German language and literature in Bayreuth, Erlangen and Utrecht. From 2010 to 2012 she was an editorial trainee at Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich and worked as a film editor in the editorial department Fiction of KiKA. In 2011, she published "Weißt du, was du sahst? - Stefan Herheims Bayreuther Parsifal". Since 2012 she has worked as a freelance author for BR, an editorial assistant in the cinema film department and at the Bavarian Film Prize. She has also been a presenter of Cinema – Kino für die Ohren on BR Klassik since 2015. In the same year she was appointed auditor of the FSK (voluntary self-regulation) of the film industry.

Alexander Kukelka

composer, conductor, pianist, author, director, music supervisor

Born in Klement in Lower Austria, Kukelka went to Vienna to study composition, composition and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and jazz piano at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien. From 1987 to 1990 he was first pianist in the Orchestra of the United Stages Vienna and performed several guest performances, commissions and performances in Austria and abroad. In 1999 he founded the Verein Neues Wiener MusikTheater and created an author-music theatre of his own style. Since 2002 Kubelka has held a teaching position at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts/Film Academy Vienna and has been President of the Austrian Composers' Association (ÖKB) and Chairman of the Film & Media Music Section since 2014. Kukelka has received numerous scholarships and grants from the BMUKK/BKA and the City of Vienna for his diverse compositional work.


Prof. Dr. Frizz Lauterbach

editor, professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich

Born in 1970, Lauterbach studied music and journalism. After several positions at radio and TV in Germany and abroad, he works as editor and multimedia coordinator for the BR since 2001 and was appointed digital expert in 2015. Since 2003, he has also been head of a course of studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (HMTM), where he specializes in: Digital transformation in media practice, cross-media mediation forms in music and media as well as interactive media constructions and application-oriented AI concepts. Mr. Lauterbach is a member of the institute management at the Institute for Cultural Management and Media as well as representative of HMTM in the MedienCampus Bayern e. V.

Damian Scholl


Born in Schweinfurt in 1988, Scholl works as a composer of both contemporary concert music and film music. After studying composition at the UdK Berlin with Walter Zimmermann, Scholl completed his master's degree in film music at the Film University "Konrad Wolf" in Postdam-Babelsberg. Among his most recent successes was his nomination for the German Film Prize in the category Best Film Music (for Andres Veiel's "Beuys"). Scholl has received numerous awards, including 1st prize at the German Music Competition, the WDR Filmscore Award and the Documentary Film Music Prize 2018.


Nicole Vögele


Born in 1983 in Gretzenbach, Switzerland, Nicole Vögele received her first job at Swiss Television in 2002. Since then she has been working as a journalist for various magazines now for 15 years. In 2010-17 Nicole Vögele studied documentary film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2014 she showed her essay film NEBEL at the Berlinale and received a special mention. This was followed by numerous international festivals. In 2018 her first feature film CLOSING TIME celebrated its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival, where it won the Ciné+ Special Jury Prize and the Cinelab Award in the Cineasti del presente competition.