January 2017, berlinale forum

Documentary Award: Nominated Forum Titels

For the first time this year, Berlinale is...sektionsübergreifenden Dokumentarfilmpreis. The following Forum titles have been nominated: EL MAR LA MAR Joshua Bonnetta by J.P. Sniadecki, FOR AHKEEM by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest, MAMAN COLONELLE (MAMA COLONEL) by Dieudo Hamadi, MZIS QALAQI (CITY OF THE SUN) by Rati Oneli and TIGMI N IGREN (HOUSE IN THE FIELDS) by Tala Hadid. This prize for the best documentary film will be endowed with € 50,000, funded by Glashütte Original. A total of 16 documentary entries from the current programmes of the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation, Berlinale Special and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections have been nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award. A three-member jury consisting of film critic and director of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia Daniela Michel (Mexico), documentary maker Laura Poitras (USA) and filmmaker Samir (Iraq/Switzerland) will pick the winner. The prize money will be split between the film’s director and producer.

More information and a complete list of the nominated films can be found at www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/preise_und_juries/dokumentarfilmpreis/dokfilmpreis.html