German Documentary Film Music Award & DOK.composition Award

As part of this event, we will present the German Documentary Film Music Award and show the award-winning film MY STOLEN PLANET (see below for more information on the film). We will also present the DOK.composition Award

The German Documentary Film Music Award is endowed with 5,000 euros, it is sponsored by the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung and supported by the Förder- und Hilfsfonds des Deutschen Komponist:innenverbandes.

In order to strengthen the unique artistic alliance between filmmaker and composer and to promote the development of contemporary compositions, the Marktplatz presents the DOK.composition Award, endowed with 2,500 euros. The prize is sponsored by Sonoton Music and supported by the German Composers' Association's Promotion and Aid Fund.

At this film screening, director Farahnaz Sharifi and composer Atena Eshtiaghi as well as Franz Kränzler, member of the board of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, will be our guests for a subsequent Q&A.



Iran, Deutschland 2024 – Director: Farahnaz Sharifi – Orig. version w/Engl. subtitles – Award ceremony with subseq. Q&A with film team – Length: 82 min.

  • Sun, 5/5/24
    HFF - Audimax

As early as 8 March 1979, shortly after the Islamic revolution, Iranian women protested against the compulsory wearing of headscarves. MY STOLEN PLANET acts as a reminder of their on-going struggle for freedom and the discrepancy between private and public life. Archive images, Super-8, VHS and mobile phone footage document personal acts of resistance and joie de vivre that call out for “Woman! Life! Freedom!” Silvia Bauer

Notice: This film contains depictions of violence and execution.

Former Marketplace project



Iranian director, screenwriter and editor Farahnaz Sharifi has been living in exile since 2022. After studying film at Tehran’s Soore University, she has been making short films since 2003. She became known as the editor of Keywan Karimi and Firouzeh Khosrovani’s films.

Filmography (selection)

PROFESSION: DOCUMENTARIST, IR 2014, 80 min. (1 Episode von 7)

As editor: 

RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY, NO/IR/CH 2020, 82 min. (Director: Firouzeh Khosrovani)
TOMORROWLAND, IR 2017, 70 min. (Director: Sarvnaz Alambeigi)
NEVESHTAN BAR SHAHR, IR 2016, 60 min. (Director: Keywan Karimi)
DRUM, IR 2016, 90 min. (Director: Keywan Karimi)

In cooperation with 


No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: SAYYAREYE DOZDIDE SHODEYE MAN. Writer: Farahnaz Sharifi. Camera: Farahnaz Sharifi. Sound: Farahnaz Sharifi. Editing: Farahnaz Sharifi. Music: Atena Eshtiaghi. Production: JYOTI Film GmbH. Producer: Anke Petersen, Lilian Tietjen. International Sales: CAT&Docs.

  • Sun, 5/5/24
    HFF - Audimax