Jury DOK.fest Award SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2020

Michaela Braun

Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board and the Personnel Committee of SOS Children's Villages worldwide

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 communication and negotiation techniques. At the University of Applied Sciences of the Bavarian Economy she is a lecturer for business law, negotiation techniques and multidimensional leadership. She is also a lecturer for private business law at the University of Applied Sciences Munich. Since 2009 she has been deputy chairperson of the supervisory board of SOS Children's Villages worldwide.


Timo Großpietsch

Documentary Filmmaker and Editor

Timo Großpietsch is a German filmmaker and documentary film editor from Hamburg. The trained advertising salesman studied media science and ethnology at the University of Hamburg, as well as photography and documentary film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Since then, the filmmaker, cameraman and editor has been making documentary films for cinema and television on NDR. Timo Großpietsch has received various prizes and awards for his films. His documentaries have also been shown at renowned film festivals. Besides his work as a documentary filmmaker and editor, he teaches documentary film and dramaturgy at universities.


Roman Karz

General Manager Fox Networks Group Germany GmbH

As General Manager Fox Networks Group Germany GmbH, Roman Karz is responsible for all business related to Fox and National Geographic in the German-speaking countries. He joined Fox Networks Group Germany in mid-2012 and was initially responsible for the entire finance department. Since July 2018, he has held the position of General Manager. The company operates the German pay TV channels National Geographic and National Geographic Wild, among others. His previous stations include the luxury fashion company Escada, where he worked for three years in international accounting, and the IT consulting copany Capgemini. The 43-year-old lives in Munich with his wife and two daughters.

Christine Kehrer

Head of TV/Video SOS Children’s Villages worldwide

Since 2011 Christine Kehrer is in charge of the motion picture communication at SOS Children’s Villages worldwide. Preceding this position, she worked as director at “Bayerisches Fernsehen” for over ten years. Among other things, she was also a lecturer for 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.


Wolfram Kons

General Manager RTL Charity / Board of Directors RTL Foundation / TV journalist

After studying law, Wolfram M. Kons completed his journalistic traineeship at Radio Gong in Munich. He is presenter and director of the RTL Spendenmarathon, board member of the foundation "RTL - Wir helfen Kindern e.V." and overall director of charity at RTL. For more than 28 years he has been the main presenter of RTL's morning magazine "Guten Morgen Deutschland". Since 2012 he has been creator, presenter and producer of the art show "Inside Art" on n-tv. He has received numerous awards for his charitable and journalistic work.

Martin Kowalczyk

Documentary Editor

Graduate of the University for Television and Film Munich. Active as a screenplay writer, dramaturgical consultant and television writer. Also as project manager for multimedia projects. Editor in various editorial offices at BR and BR/ARTE. Currently editor in the documentary department of Bayerischer Rundfunk.

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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 for her portrayals of strong, successful women.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heribert Prantl

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

Born in 1953 in Nittenau/Oberpfalz, Heribert Prantl is a member of the editorial board, columnist and editor-in-chief for the editorial department for domestic political affairs at Süddeutsche Zeitung. Furthermore, he holds an honorary professorship at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bielefeld as well as an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He received multiple awards in his career, amongst others the Geschwister-Scholl-Prize, the Kurt-Tucholsky-Prize, the Brothers Grimm Prize as well as the Wilhelm-Hoegner Prize.