January 2018, berlinale forum

Documentary Award: Nominated Forum Titels

Again, the Berlinale will present a Documentary Award open to selected films from all sections. The following Forum titles have been nominated: DEN' POBEDY (VICTORY DAY) by Sergei Losnitza, L'EMPIRE DE LA PERFECTION (IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION) by Julien Faraut, MINATOMACHI (INLAND SEA) by Kazuhiro Soda, PREMIÈRES SOLITUDES (YOUNG SOLITUDE) by Claire Simon and WALDHEIMS WALZER (THE WALDHEIM WALTZ) by Ruth Beckermann. This prize for the best documentary film will be endowed with € 50,000, funded by Glashütte Original. A total of 18 documentary entries from the current programmes of the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation, Berlinale Special and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections have been nominated. A three-member jury consisting of Cíntia Gil, head of Portugal's biggest doumentary festival Docliboa, German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger and the US-american journalist and filmmaker Eric Schlosser. 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