DOK.composition Pitch

Pitch for the award for the composition for a documentary film in development | sponsored by Sonoton Music and endowed with 2,500 euros

Few projects have so far focused on the collaboration between filmmakers and composers. In order to strengthen this unique artistic alliance and promote the development of contemporary compositions, the Marketplace awards a 2,500 Euro prize for documentary film and composition. The award is sponsored by Sonoton Music.

The grants are awarded to musicians from the German-speaking region for the development of the score for a documentary film in the making. The aim is to support the development of the composition and the recording of the music for this project.

The DOK.composition Award Ceremony will take place as part of the DOK.fest München German Documentary Film Music Award Ceremony on 5 May.

Selected projects 2024


GRAINS OF SAND, Composition: Momo Djender

KUCE NA PIJESKU / HOUSES ON SAND, Composition: Dario Dodig

LA PIETÀ, Composition: Alberto Lucendo

SCHWARZER FLUSS / RIO NEGRO, Composition: Chiara Strickland

Jury and Moderation

Nina Goslar, Editor
David Langhard, Musician, composer and producer
Grete Liffers, Producer, writer and director
Thomas Meinecke, Writer, musician and DJ
Armando Merino, Conductor

Moderated by Sebastian Sorg, Creative Producer and Consultant for Film and Innovative Media

Event information

The event will be held in English.

The event will be held on site.

The event is open to Marketplace guests only.

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Award Sponsor

For more than 50 years, Sonoton Music has stood for top-class production music – both technically and musically. With over 50 international agencies, Sonoton is the world's largest independent provider of professional production music.

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Nina Goslar
Commissioning Editor (ARTE)
Armando Merino
Lehrbeauftragter für Ensemblearbeit Neue Musik. Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Armando Merino. Dirigent)
Conductor Armando Merino was Winner of the 2021 Bavarian Award for the Advancement of the Arts. In 2024 he conducted a new production of Mieczys?aw Weinberg’s Lady Magnesia at the Bavarian State Opera, and also conducted Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine at the Kassel State Theater. Merino has worked with major orchestras such as the Staatsorchester Kassel, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Mexican Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Magdeburgische Philharmonie Berlin and has appeared at festivals such as Wien Modern, the Munich Opera Festival, Aspekte Salzburg, Dialoge Salzburg, the Impuls Festival, MaerzMusik Berlin and Ultraschall Berlin.Since 2022 he has lectured at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich.
Sebastian Sorg
(Sebastian Sorg Creative)

Sebastian Sorg is a creative project developer for film and innovative media who is based in Munich, Germany. After creating and managing at DOK.fest Munich, he focussed on project development, financing strategies and funding.