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SWR Doku Festival - German Documentary Award

SWR Doku Festival - German Documentary Award
SWR, HA Film und Kultur
Neckarstr. 230
70190 Stuttgart

Festival Director
Goggo Gensch

Year of Foundation 2017

Event Date from 16 June 2021 till 19 June 2021

Event Date

in Stuttgart, Germany

Sections German Documentary Award, SWR Doku Kino, Dokville Industry Meeting, Doku Lounge (Public Presentations, Discussions and Events)

Category Documentary

Terms of Entry German Documentary Award: German productions that premiered in 2020 theatrically, at a festival, or on German-language TV, minimum length 50 min

Genre Documentary Films


Format DCP

Registration Deadline 10 January 2021

Prizes/Awards German Documentary Award (Euro 20,000)
Award for a Documentary about Artists and/or the Artistic Process (Euro 5,000)
Award for Documentary about Music (Euro 5,000)
Stuttgarter Zeitung Readers Award (Euro 4,000)
Promotional Award (Euro 3,000)

Evaluation A festival that combines the presentation of the nominated films for the prestigious German Documentary Award with the industry meeting Dokville (http://www.dokville.de). Screenings of other notable documentaries, mainly commissioned from German public broadcasters, and public events raise the awareness for the creativity of the genre.

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