Pitch Award sponsored by Haus des Dokumentarfilms: 2,500 EUR


The Student Pitch Award

Every year the DOK.forum Marketplace hosts the so called students' pitch. The participants of this competition have the chance to win the Pitch Award, sponsored by Haus des Dokumentarfilms Stuttgart, endowed with EUR 2,500 for the project support.


Selected Projects

Nine projects in development stage have been selected. They will be pitched without technical aids to a jury of twelve industry experts in a closed session during DOK.forum Marketplace.


Jury 2018

Tobias Cassau, ZDF/arte (D)
Petra Felber, BR (D)
Jutta Krug, WDR (D)
Catherine Le Goff, arte (F)
Siegfried Steinlechner, ORF (AT)
Marcus Vetter, SWR (D)
Christian von Brockhausen, NDR (D)

Ralph Wieser, Mischief Films (AT)
Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Lichtblick Film (D)
Aline Schmid, Beauvoir Films (CH)

Esther van Messel, First Hand Films (CH)

Dr. Grit Lemke (D)


Participating film schools

The students of the following film schools were invited to submit their films for the Pitch Award 2018:

DFFB, Berlin
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
Filmakademie Wien
Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
HFBK Hamburg
HFF München
HFG Karlsruhe
IFS Köln
KHM Köln
Kunsthochschule Kassel
Macromedia, München
ZeLIG, Bozen
ZHdK, Zürich



Review 2017

Daniel Sponsel (festival director), Sarah Noa Bozenhardt (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Petra Felber (jury member), Dr. Kay Hoffmann (Haus des Dokumentarfilms)


Winning project 2017:
AWALATJE – DIE HEBAMMEN by Sarah Noa Bozenhardt (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)


Jury Pitch Award 2017

Jury: Anne-Kathrin Brinkmann (ZDF/arte), Petra Felber (BR), Ulla Hocker (ARTE), Diana Kraus (ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel), Jutta Krug (WDR), Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (Lichtblick Film), Marc-André Schmachtel (Goethe Institut), Siegfried Steinlechner (ORF), Paul Thiltges (Paul Thiltges Distributions), Esther van Messel (First Hand Films), Ralph Wieser (Mischief Films), Marianne Wirth (Solothurner Filmtage) 

Sponsored by Haus des Dokumentarfilms, worth 2.500 Euro