Award Ceremony VFF Documentary Film Production Award

During this event we will present the VFF Documentary Film Production Award and show the award winning film 1001 NIGHTS APART.

The VFF Documentary Film Production Award honours the special role of producers in the development of current cinema documentary projects. The award, endowed with 7,500 euros, is donated by the VFF Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH and will be given out for the fifth time at DOK.fest Munich.

Tickets for the nominated films are now available in presale. The films can be seen from from 04 to 15 May at the Munich venues and online from 09 to 22 May.

We would like to thank our award donor and partner:



Deutschland, Iran, USA 2021 – Director: Sarvnaz Alambeigi – Original with English subtitles

In Iran, dancing is forbidden – but some young people in Tehran are trying to teach themselves how to do it behind closed doors. They know hardly anything about the history of Iranian dance before the Revolution. Sarvnaz Alambeigi has discovered some rare film footage of the National Ballet from back then. How can someone bring together the old and the new generations of dance? Anna Magdalena Hofer

We present the world premiere of the film.


Writer: Sarvnaz Alambeigi. Camera: Mehdi Azadi. Sound: Ensieh Maleki. Editing: Hamid Najafirad. Music: Masoud Sekhavatdoust. Production: Filmpunkt GmbH, Rabison Art Production, Louise Rosen Ltd, SWR/ARTE. Producer: Sarvnaz Alambeigi, Stefan Tolz, Thomas Riedelsheimer, Louise Rosen. Length: 80 min. International Sales: Louise Rosen Ltd.

  • Thursday
  • 20:30
  • Deutsches Theater