German Documentary Film Music Award 2019 to Jana Irmert for STRESS

Sponsored by Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, supported by the assistance fund of the German Association of Composers (DKV)

Jana Irmert (award winner German Documentary Film Music Award 2019), Christina Wolf (moderator)

This year Jana Irmert receives the German Documentary Film Music Award for her composition for Florian Baron's film STRESS.

The jury's statement:

The special way in which Jana Irmert combines composition and film not only reflects the destructive tension and the permanent psychological state of alarm of the protagonists as severely traumatised young war veterans, but also creates important space for the content-wise formative sound of their spoken words, thus creating an echo chamber for the audience's thoughts and feelings. In her soundtrack to STRESS, the composer dissolves the boundaries between sound design and musical composition in a virtuoso and at the same time self-evident way, creating a cosmos of sound that, through uncompromising reduction in reverberation, produces relentless clarity and brutal insight.

The jury

A prize for the Score of Reality (5.000 Euro)

Every year, the German Documentary Film Music Prize honours a composition that combines in an outstanding way with the documentary film narrative. It sees itself as a platform for the work of the composers and the value of music as a narrative level in documentary films.

The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros. The prize is awarded to a team of filmmakers and composers. The German Documentary Film Music Award is donated by the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung and supported by the Förder- und Hilfsfonds des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes DKV.

The German Composition Funding Award 2019

Review: The winners of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2018

The German Documentary Film Music Award 2018 goes to Damian Scholl and Ulrich Reuter for their score for Andres Veiel's documentary film BEUYS.

The jury included Elias Gottstein (musician and composer), Christine Aufderhaar (composer), Matthias Keller (composer, music editor, author) and Karina Ressler (film editor, editing professor at HFF München).

Award Ceremony (in the presence of the winners)

Sa, May 6th, 2018, 11:00 am
HFF Audimax

An award for the score of reality (5,000 Euro)

The German Documentary Film Music Award honours one composition every year, which relates in an extraordinary way with the narrative of a documentary. It provides a platform for the works of composers and the value of music as an additional means for the narrative in documentary films.

The prize is endowed with 5,000 Euro. The awardees will be the team of filmmaker and composer. The German Documentary Film Music Award is sponsored by Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung and supported by the assistance fund of the German Association of Composers (DKV).

The German Documentary Film Music Award aims at composers and filmmakers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxemburg.

 


        

In retrospective

6th German Documentary Film Music Award 2018

BEUYS

Director: Andres Veiel
Composers: Damian Scholl und Ulrich Reuter

 

5th German Documentary Film Music Award 2017

6 JAHRE, 7 MONATE UND 16 TAGE – DIE MORDE DES NSU

Director: Sobo Swobodnik
Composer: Elias Gottstein

 

4th German Documentary Film Music Award 2016

DREAMS REWIRED

Directors: M. Luksch, M. Reinhart und T. Tode
Composer: Siegfried Friedrich

 

3rd German Documentary Film Music Award 2015

ABOVE AND BELOW

Director: Nicolas Steiner
Composers: Jan Miserre und John Gürtler, Paradox Paradise

2nd German Documentary Film Music Award 2014

MERET OPPENHEIM EINE SURREALISTIN AUF EIGENEN WEGEN

Director: Daniela Schmidt-Langels
Composer: Ulrike Haage

1. German Documentary Film Music Award 2013

SCHNEE

Director: August Pflugfelder
Compose: Sebastian Fischer