— LOLA21 for Best Documentary goes to Maria Speth with MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS and the documentary A SYMPHONY OF NOISE is awarded with LOLA21 for Best Sound Design by Pascal Capitolin, Richard Borowski.






SAVE THE DATE: The next German Film Award will be presented on June 24, 2022. With this summer date, the German Film Awards ceremony moves back closer to its original date in spring after 2021 postponement due to the pandemic.






  • MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS | HERR BACHMANN UND SEINE KLASSE Maria Speth for Best Documentary Production as well as Best Directing
  • SPACE DOGS Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, Annekatrin Hendel for Best Documentary Production, Jonathan Schorr, Simon Peter, Tobias Adam for Best Sound Design
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER Martin Heisler for Best Documentary Production, Anja Pohl for Best Editing
  • A SYMPHONY OF NOISE  Andrew Bird for Best Editing, Pascal Capitolin, Richard Borowski for Best Sound Design



The DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS awarding ceremony will be held October 01, 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."








download the SHORTLIST GERMAN FILM AWARD #lola21 as PDF.




   • German Film Award _ LOLA 2021
   German Film Award | LOLA@Berlinale 2020
   • German Film Award | LOLA@Berlinale 2019
   German Film Award | LOLA@Berlinale 2018