CINEMA AT ITS BEST & Award Ceremony: DOK.fest Award of SOS Kinderdörfer weltweit

Competition Shortlists, Award Winners and Audience Highlights

During this event we will present the DOK.fest Award of the SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit and show the award winning film CHILDREN OF THE MIST.

The DOK.fest Award of the SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit is given to films that make the perspective of children and young people visible in a remarkable way and will be awarded for the ninth time in 2022. It is donated by B.O.A Videofilmkunst and endowed with 3,000 euros.

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 donors and partners:




Vietnam 2021 – Director: Ha Le Diem – Original language: Vietnamese – Subtitles: English, None – Length: 90 min.

  • So., 15.05.22
    Deutsches Theater

While their parents are drunk most of the time, the daughters of the Hmong in North Vietnam grow up with lipstick, social media and the tradition that someday they will be kidnapped by the boy who desires them. Even though child marriage is illegal, a daughter’s brief flirtation can have serious consequences for their family. Elena Álvarez Lutz

We present the German premiere of the film.


No youth rating


Ha Le Diem

Diem hails from an ethnic minority in Thailand and went to Hanoi to study journalism, graduating in 2013. CHILDREN OF THE MIST is her first documentary film, which was supported by a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Programme grant and won the Best Director Award at IDFA 2021.


CHILDREN OF THE MIST, VN 2021, 93 min.


Winner DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2022: Ha Le Diem


Shortlist VIKTOR DOK.horizonte

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.



Camera: HA LE Diem. Editing: Swann DUBUS. Production: Varan Vietnam. Producer: TRẦN Phương Thảo. International Sales: CAT&Docs

  • So., 15.05.22
    Deutsches Theater