For the first time two documentaries receive the Deutschen Dokumentarfilmpreis:
• LOVEMOBIL by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss
• THE CAVE by Feras Fayyad.
The jury of the SWR Doku Festival 2020 found the documentaries so impressive that they awarded them both the main prize of the festival. Fayyad and Lehrenkrauss share the prize money of 20.000 Euro. The German Documentary Award is donated by SWR and the Media and Film Society Baden-Württemberg (MFG).
The German Documentary Award used to be presented at the SWR Doku Festival in Stuttgart. Due COVID 19, this year's festival goes online, hosted by Max Moor. The award-winning documentaries as well as those nominated for the German Documentary Award can be viewed online here until 3 July 2020.
• PARIS CALLIGRAMMES by Ulrike Ottinger was awarded the Norbert Daldrop Prize.
• LOVE EATS UP LIFE — Portrait of Tobias Gruben by Oliver Schwabe, was awarded with the Opus GmbH prize for best music documentary.
• LOST IN FACE by Valentin Riedl was awarded with the promotional prize
A total of 33,000 euros prize money in various categories. Out of 122 submissions, twelve productions were nominated for the main prize. In addition, three documentary films in the field of music were nominated by a jury of experts for the Opus GmbH prize.
- BAMBOO STORIES by Shaheen Dill Riaz P: Mayalok Filmproduktion
- DEAR BROTHER | BRUDERLIEBE by Julia Horn P: CORSO Film u.a.
- WE WANTED MORE - How on women's team changed the German football world | DAS WUNDER VON TAIPEH by John David Seidler P: CORSO Film
- GARAGE PEOPLE | GARAGENVOLK by Natalija Yefimkina P: Tamtam Film
- LITTLE GERMANS | KLEINE GERMANEN by Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Frank Geiger P: brave new work, Little Dream Entertainment, Golden Girls Film
- LOST IN FACE by Valentin Riedl P: CORSO Film, FILMSTAHL
- LOVEMOBIL by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss, P: Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss
- PARIS CALLIGRAMMES by Ulrike Ottinger P: zero one film GmbH
- SUMMERWAR | SOMMERKRIEG by Tetiana Trofusha, Moritz Schulz, P: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
- THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN by Mirjam Leuze, P: busse & halberschmidt .
- WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, Nico Woche P: FLARE FILM
- LOVE EATS UP LIFE | DIE LIEBE FRISST DAS LEBEN — Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde by Oliver Schwabe P: field recordings filmproduktion
- LUGAU CITY LIGHTS — Ein DDR-Dorf schreibt Popgeschichte [MDR/arte] by Alexander Kühne, P: Wilde.Stein Filmproduktion und Medienagentur UG
- WOLFGANG RIHM — DAS VERMÄCHTNIS [SWR] by Victor Grandits, Magdalena Adugna P: Tosca Media Fernsehproduktion GmbH