Jury DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2023

The DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit is donated by B.O.A Videofilmkunst and is endowed with 3,000 euros.


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Prof. Michaela Braun

Member of the friends of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

Michaela Braun is a lawyer and founding partner of BRAUN Rechtsanwälte München. She is a certified business mediator, process communication coach and gives lectures on the topics of communication and negotiation techniques. In addition, she holds a professorship at the Bavarian Business School and is a lecturer at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen and the University of Applied Sciences Munich. From July 2009 to July 2022, she was first a member of the board of directors of the Hermann Gmeiner Foundation and later of the supervisory board of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit. She is a member of the friends of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit.



Marietta Gottfried

Executive Producer Sky

Born in Vienna, Marietta Gottfried studied theatre and Romance studies there and worked as a freelancer for ORF in the departments of film and series, culture, theatre and television drama. Since 1992 she has lived and worked in Munich, initially as assistant director and play director at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel and from 1997 at pay-TV broadcasters (DF1, Premiere, today at Sky Deutschland) as a director for formats such as Premiere Das Programm and the cinema magazine Kinopolis. Since January 2021, Marietta Gottfried has been producing documentaries in Christian Asanger's team, most recently PETRA KELLY – DER RÄTSELHAFTE TOD EINER FRIEDENSIKONE and ERFUNDENE WAHRHEIT – DIE RELOTIUSAFFÄRE.

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Thilo Kasper

Teamlead Content Strategy

Thilo Kasper is Teamlead Content-Strategy at ARD Mediathek and is responsible for the development of new formats with a focus on documentaries and reports. From 2018 to 2021, he was Head of Video at ZEIT ONLINE, responsible for the moving image strategy on all channels of the digital offering. Before that, he worked as a video journalist and creative producer for funk (ARD&ZDF) and BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, among others.



Christine Kehrer

Head of TV/Video SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

Since 2011 Christine Kehrer is in charge of the motion picture communication at SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit. Prior to this position, she worked as a director at Bayerisches Fernsehen for over ten years. Among other things, she was also a lecturer in directing. For her cinematic achievements, she was awarded the Caritas journalism prize in 2003. From 1992 to 2000 Christine Kehrer was a foreign reporter and editor for national and international broadcasters. The mother of two children studied at the universities of Munich, Regensburg, and Perugia.

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Michaela May


Michaela May performed in more than 250 films and theatre productions. She had her breakthrough in 1974 with Helmut Dietl's Münchner G'schichten, Monaco Franze and Kir Royal. In more than 50 years of playing she worked with directors like Dominik Graf, Kai Wessel and Lars Kraume. As a police inspector at Polizeiruf 110 she won the German Television Prize and the Adolf Grimme Prize, among others. In 2019, she was awarded the honorary Bambi and made an honorary citizen of the city of Munich. In 2021, she received the Honorary Award of the Bavarian Minister President for the 33rd Bavarian Television Award. Last year, her autobiography „Hinter dem Lächeln“ ("Behind the Smile") was published.


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Prof. Dr. jur. Heribert Prantl

Former member of the Editorship, now Columnist and Author of SZ

Heribert Prantl, born in 1953, is one of the best-known journalists and commentators in Germany. He was a judge and public prosecutor before joining the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a political editor and editorial writer in 1988. He headed the domestic politics department there for 25 years, then built up the opinion editorial department. For ten years he was a member of the editorial board. Since March 2019, he has been a permanent columnist and author for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Prantl is an honorary professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bielefeld and an honorary doctor of theology at the University of Erlangen. He has been awarded the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis, the Kurt-Tucholsky-Preis, the Erich-Fromm-Preis and the Brüder-Grimm-Preis, among others.


Sophie von Uslar

Producer and Director, Hager Moss Film

Sophie von Uslar has been working as a producer for various production companies since 2001 and has been involved in over 50 productions for cinema, TV, and streamers during this time. For a decade she worked closely with Gabriela Sperl for Wiedemann & Berg Television. During this time, she was responsible for "Die Spiegel-Affäre" and the TV multi-part "Tannbach - Schicksal eines Dorfes", among others. In 2018, Sophie von Uslar went to Constantin, where she was responsible for the 8-part high-end series "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof", among others. Her productions travelled to festivals and received numerous national and international awards. Since September 2021, she has been part of the Hager Moss Film team as producer and managing director, succeeding Kirsten Hager.