Eight documentaries from German speaking countries compete for four prizes: 
MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE: BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM, endowed with 7,500 Euros, provided by Saarland Medien GmbH,
MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE: BEST FILM MUSIC, endowed with 5,000 euros, offered by Saarland Medien GmbH and endowed by the Strecker Foundation
MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE: PUBLIC PRIZE DOCUMENTARY FILM is endowed with 5,000 euros by Dillinger and Saarstahl. The prize is awarded to an entry from the Documentary Film competition by a vote of the festival audience.
• The award of the non-endowed MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE: PRIZE OF FILM CRITICS is decided by a three-member jury composed of the film critics' associations from Germany (BVMJ and VdFk), Austria (Austrian Film Critics' Guild) and Switzerland (SVFJ).


Grit Lemke, Hannah von Hübbenet, Melanie Andernach  

LineUp of German productions and co-productions competition feature documentary



LineUp of German productions and co-productions MOP-SHORTLIST: Dok

Find more information on the eight competing documentaries at the website of 43 FF MOP 2022. Sorry, German only. Download 43 FFMOP information as PDF.



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