Sunny Side of the Doc Award
Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Award
The Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Award includes two free accreditations for the creative team behind a project of international relevance that will be presented at the DOK.fest Munich 2020. The first place winner also gets access to the one-to-one meetings in the Connected Edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences. This will take place online from 22 to 25 June 2020 and will be streamed during this time from La Rochelle. It will provide practical market knowledge, important project feedback and valuable connections when they are most needed.
Award winner 2020: BEING GADDAFI of Juri Mazumdar, Aki Jelic
Afaf El-Gaddafi and her family are living a migrant’s life in Germany. Between Gucci, Prada, jobcentre and hospital the past keeps resurfacing: 2011, their life in Libya falling apart. The bomb, meant for her uncle Muammar killed instead Afaf’s two baby daughters. In a unreal setting of his hometown Munich, the director finds himself inside a family that has fallen from riches to rags.
HOMO EX MACHINA – Stefan Palitov, Martin Schwimmer, Dominik Utz
In addition, the project HOMO EX MACHINA receives two free accreditations for the Connected Edition in June in La Rochelle
Bert, a carpenter missing his arm, is on a journey to a dangerous experimental surgery that will make him one of the few people on the planet permanently merged with his prosthetic arm. He and his teammate Claudia prepare for the finale of the cyborg Olympics – the Cybathlon and discover the consequences of the union between humans and machines.