71 BERLINALE without lola@berlinale,
...and the award ceremony will be held October 01, 2021.
This year until April 19, the documentary commission of members of the Deutsche Filmakademie decides on the preselection in the category Documentary Film for the German Film Award 2021. From this preselected documentaries, the more than 2000 members of the German Film Academy choose the nominations until August 19, 2021.
And as Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters explains "In the coming months, the Corona pandemic will continue to be a huge challenge for all cinemas, producers and distributors. For this reason, together with the German Film Academy, we have decided to hold the German Film Awards ceremony in the fall of 2021 rather than in the spring as usual. In this way, we are creating greater planning security for producers and distributors when submitting their films to the German Film Awards. We look forward to the coming year with hope – and are doing all we can to support cinemas and the film industry in weathering and overcoming the crisis."