goes to Farahnaz Sharifi. "MY STOLEN PLANET Farahnaz Sharifi tells the story of her life and her personal resistance against the dictatorship of the mullahs in Iran. Even as a seven-year-old girl, being forced to wear a hijab becomes a symbol of the oppression of women.
She began filming everyday family life, celebrations and parties with friends as a teenager… In MY STOLEN PLANET, she combines her own video material together with purchased private 8-mm films of Iranians leaving the country.
Iranian women who had to or wanted to leave the country and whose possessions and property confiscated by the regime. In addition, she uses footage from current demonstrations and, in particular, footage that shows the struggle of Iranian women.
In this way, Farahnaz Sharifi documents two living environments: the private living space, the 'free planet' of women among themselves and at home, and the public living space - monitored and harassed by a repressive, brutal and misogynistic mullah regime.
MY STOLEN PLANET is personal, political and poetic - Farahnaz Sharifi succeeds in creating a unique aesthetic combination of image montage, linguistic narrative and music. The result is a resonating space that conveys great sadness and at the same time allows the audience a frightening realisation and deep emotional involvement."
the jury states.


 Farahnaz Sharifi




The €10,000 award recognizes politically and socially relevant documentaries. Around 130 submissions were received for the ROMAN BRODMANN PRIZE 2024, endowed for the third time by the Haus des Dokumentarfilms - Europäisches Medienforum Stuttgart e.V. (HDF) and the Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik (IfM).


Participation in the colloquium and award ceremony at the Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz beim Bund, In den Ministergärten 6, 10117 Berlin on April 19, 2024 is free of charge. Please register in advance by sending an email to hdf@hdf.de. Please indicate whether you would like to attend the colloquium (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.), the award ceremony (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) or both. Browse the programm here or download as PDF.


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Melanie Andernach, Andrew Bird and Ulrich Stein, members of the main jury, are selecting a winner to be announced April 19, 2024, after the colloquium ZEREISSPROBEN – DIE FLUT DER BILDER [ORDEAL – THE FLOOD OF PICTURES], which is followed up by the award ceremony at the Landesvertretung von Rheinland-Pfalz, In den Ministergärten 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Get your [free entry] ticket by sending an E–mail to hdf@hdf.de.

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