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, goes to ANIMA – DIE KLEIDER MEINES VATERS | ANIMA – MY FATHER'S DRESSES by Uli Decker, 104min, P: Flare Film
• MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE: BEST FILM MUSIC, endowed with 5,000 euros, offered by Saarland Medien GmbH and endowed by the Strecker Foundation goes to the Julia Kent for the original score of the Austrian production STORIES FROM THE SEA by Jola Wieczorek.
• 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, goes to ANIMA – DIE KLEIDER MEINES VATERS | ANIMA – MY FATHER'S DRESSES by Uli Decker, 104min, P: Flare Film
• 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) goes to MAYOR, SHEPHERD, WIDOW, DRAGON by Eliza Petkova, 97min, P: Wood Water Films, DFFB
LineUp of German productions and co-productions competition feature documentary
- HOSPITALITY | 4 STERNE PLUS by Antje Schneider, 90min, P: Kloos & Co., WS: Rise And Shine
- ANIMA – DIE KLEIDER MEINES VATERS | ANIMA – MY FATHER'S DRESSES by Uli Decker, 104min, P: Flare Film .
- THE ART OF SILENCE | DIE KUNST DER STILLE | L'ART DU SILENCE by Maurizius Staerkle Drux, 81min P: Beauvoir Films, LICHTBLICK Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Ensemble Film, D: W-Film
- COLTAN-FIEBER: CONNECTING PEOPLE by Jan-Christoph Gockel & TD Jack Mahamba Muhindo, 77min, P: peaches&rooster, coP: Theater im Bauturm Köln, afroTopia e.V., Theater im Bauturm Köln, Schauspielhaus Graz
- MAYOR, SHEPHERD, WIDOW, DRAGON by Eliza Petkova, 97min, P: Wood Water Films, DFFB
- FAMILY LOVE – MY GRANDPA, NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND ME | NESTWÄRME – MEIN OPA, DER NATIONALSOZIALISMUS UND ICH by Eric Esser, 95min, P: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
LineUp of German productions and co-productions MOP-SHORTLIST: Dok+
- ALLEINGANG | GOING ALONE by Raphael Schanz, 28min, P: panther reh GbR
- BLACK HOLE LEGION by Jonathan Omer Mizrahi, Ariel Sereni Brown, 12min
- JAHR DES KRANICHS | THE YEAR OF CRANE by Tianlin Xu, 12min P: Tianlin Xu
- NACHRUF | OBITUARY by Akin Sipal, 14min, P: Against Reality Pictures
- TÖCHTER | DAUGHTERS by Quynh Le Nguyen, Katharina Soon-Hi Thaler, Stella Deborah Traub, 20min44sec, P: HFF Munich .
- VIBRATIONS – INNER MUSIC by Cadenza Zhao, 15min, P: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
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