Jury German Documentary Film Music Award 2022

The award is endowed with 5,000 euros. The composer of the film is being honoured. It is donated by the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung and supported by the Förder- und Hilfsfonds des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes DKV.

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Christoph Schauer

Christoph Schauer

Musician, songwriter and producer

Christoph Schauer is a musician, songwriter, film music producer, and video artist who lives and works in Berlin. Schauer has been working as a film composer since 2008. His productions include national and international feature films and series (including NETFLIX, CBS, ZF/ZDFneo) as well as documentary productions for broadcasters such as ARD, ZDF, ARTE, and SWR. Since 2018, Christoph Schauer has been a songwriter, producer, and live musician of the electro duo CYTO. Since 2020 he has been producing his own solo project MORPHOSE. Schauer received the German Documentary Film Music Award at DOK.fest 2021 for his music for the TV film SOLDATEN.

Antja Drinnenberg

Antje Drinnenberg

Producer and director 

Antje Drinnenberg has been working since 1998 as a writer and editor for ARD, ZDF, arte, 3sat, and many other public broadcasters, supported the ARD studio in New York, and produces high-quality reportages, some of which have won awards. Two of her features, "Eine Frage des Überlebens" and "Kämpfen gegen die Wut" were awarded the Georg-Schreiber-Medienpreis and the Karl-Buchrucker-Preis as outstanding journalistic reportages. Since 2010, she has been a lecturer at the Würzburg University of Applied Sciences for prospective media managers and journalists. Her current feature film Lionhearted - Aus der Deckung won the One World Film Clubs Award and was one of the audience favourites at DOK.fest Munich. In 2015, she founded the film production company FirstHand Production. 

Peter W. Schmitt

Composer and lecturer

Born in 1954 in Offenbach, Peter W. Schmitt worked as a pianist in various jazz-rock formations after classical singing and piano lessons. From 1978 to 1981 he composed music for various theatres, including the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt, OFF TAT FFM, the Maininger and the Teatro Siciliano. Since 1981 he has been a freelance composer for film and television. His work includes composing music for over 80 films, documentaries, and series for cinema and TV. Among them are over 180 episodes of the Grimme Award-winning "Käpt'n Blaubärs Seemannsgarn" and its many spin-offs. Peter W. Schmitt also teaches film music at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach and is a board member of DEFKOM and a member of the Composers Club.

Franziska Reck


In 2000, Franziska Reck founded RECK Filmproduktion and has since produced over 30 documentary and essay films. Her films have been shown at countless international film festivals. Previously, she worked as a film distributor (Filmcoopi Zurich) and in the development of Schweizerischen Verleihförderung. She sits on various juries and film commissions, is currently a member of the Schweizer Filmakademie, as well as a board member of Cinésuisse and the producers' association GARP.

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Gerd Baumann

Composer and musician

Gerd Baumann is a German composer and musician. He studied guitar and composition in Munich and Los Angeles. He has written numerous theatre scores, since 2006 mainly film music, was nominated several times for the German Film Award and won it for the film music for WER FRÜHER STIRBT IST LÄNGER TOT. Together with director Marcus H. Rosenmüller he published the poetry collection "Wenn nicht wer Du" and plays as a guitarist, composer and singer with the band "Dreiviertelblut". Baumann is co-founder of the record label "MILLAPHON Records" and runs the Munich live club "MILLA". Since 2013, Gerd Baumann has been head of the Composition for Film and Media course at the Munich University of Music and Theatre.