Jury DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2024

The DOK.fest Prize of SOS Children's Villages worldwide honours films from all genres that make the perspectives of children and young people visible and tangible in a special way. It is sponsored by B.O.A Videofilmkunst and is endowed with 3,000 euros. The prize will be awarded for the eleventh time at DOK.fest München 2024.



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.



Dr. Ulrich Brochhagen

Managing Director ARD Coordination Documentation

Ulrich Brochhagen, born in 1961, studied history and political science at the universities of Cologne and Munich. He received his doctorate in 1993. He worked as an editor, reporter and later as head of the documentary department and Arte commissioner at Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. In March 2022, he was appointed Managing Director of the new ARD Coordination for Documentaries, which is based at Bayerischer Rundfunk/ARD in Munich.

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Prof. Nadia Kailouli

Journalist and professor of television journalism

Nadia Kailouli was born in Wermelskirchen on August 1, 1983. The trained wholesale and foreign trade merchant gained her first presenting experience at BR and then went to WDR in Cologne. Nadia Kailouli later moved to NDR in Hamburg, where she works as an author and reporter and is a permanent member of the STRG_F editorial team. In 2020, she was awarded the Grimme Award together with Jonas Schreijäg for the documentary SEAWATCH3. Most recently, she hosted the ARD Mittagsmagazin. In January 2024, Nadia Kailouli took over the renowned political magazine Report Mainz. The journalist is also a professor at the University of Television and Film in Munich, where she teaches television journalism.




Christine Kehrer

Head of TV / Video SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

Christine Kehrer has been in charge of the motion picture communication at SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit since 2011. Prior to this position, she worked as a director at Bayerisches Fernsehen for ten years. Among other things, she was also a lecturer in directing. In 2003, she was awarded the Caritas journalism award for her cinematic achievements. From 1992 to 2000, Christine Kehrer was a foreign reporter and editor for national and international broadcasters in a leading position. The mother of two children studied at the universities of Munich, Regensburg and Perugia. She has also been an honorary board member of PresseClub München e.V. since 2023.

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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. Her autobiography „Hinter dem Lächeln“ ("Behind the Smile") was published in 2022.


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Prof. Dr. jur. Heribert Prantl

Former member of the Editorship, now Columnist and Author at 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.



Heike Schnaar


Heike Schnaar, born in Leipzig in 1964, studied journalism at the University of Leipzig. She has worked at ZDF since 1992, was Editorial Director of ZDF.reportage from 2015 to 2020 and Editorial Director of ZDF.zeit from 2020 to 2022. Since 2023, Schnaar has been head of the editorial department and in this position is responsible for the documentary strategy in the ZDF editorial department.