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

A pitch award for emerging filmmakers

The pitch competition offers students from our partner universities the opportunity to further develop their current projects in exchange with editors, producers and distributors as part of the DOK.forum marketplace and to win new financing partners. The prize for the best student pitch is donated by the Haus des Dokumentarfilms Stuttgart and is endowed with 2,500 euros in project funding.


Selection process

An independent selection committee selects a total of 9 participants. At a closed event in May 2019 at the University of Television and Film Munich, the participants will present their projects in three rounds, three to four jurors each, individually and without technical aids. This will be followed by Q&A and feedback. Each project will be presented at a total of three tables.

Participation in the Pitch Award is free of charge for accepted projects.


Participating universites

The students of the following universities were invited to submit their projects for the Pitch Award 2019:

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



Rückblick 2018


Jury representative Petra Felber, BR, and prize donor Dr. Irene Klünder, Haus des Dokumentarfilms Stuttgart

The Pitch Award spnsored by Haus des Dokumentarfilms 2018 went to MERCI DE VOTRE VISITE by Julia Furer. Find here the project overview 2018


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)