Berlinale’s Search For The Best Documentary

By Pickle  January 31, 2022
Berlinale’s Search For The Best Documentary, Pickle Media

In total, 18 documentary forms from the sections Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum and Generation are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award.

Berlin International Film Festival has long been committed to the diversity of documentary forms. A distinct award for the best documentary film was launched in 2017. As of 2020, the Berlinale Documentary Award, endowed with 40,000 Euros in prize money, will be sponsored by public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).

As many as 18 documentary forms from the sections Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum and Generation are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award. The prize money will be shared by the director and the producer of the winning film. The award will be presented during the official Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast on February 16, 2022.

A three-member jury will pick the winner. Wang Bing (China), Rana Eid (Lebanon) and Susanne Schüle (Germany) are the Jury members.

Wang Bing began his career as an independent filmmaker in 1999. Discovered in 2003, Tiexi qu (West of the Tracks), a documentary work of more than nine hours, has garnered great success internationally. In addition to his feature documentaries San zimei (Three sisters, 2012) and Feng ai (‘Til Madness Do us Part, 2013), he appeared in the Berlinale section Forum with Ta’ang in 2016 and went on to win the Golden Leopard with Mrs. Fang in 2017.

Rana Eid is a Lebanese sound designer and filmmaker. Since 2003, she has been working on various Lebanese films, before opening DB STUDIOS for audio post-production with composer Nadim Mishlawi in 2006. Since then she has been working on films in the region and around the world teaming up with established filmmakers as well as emerging talents.

Susanne Schüle is a German cinematographer and has been making feature-length documentaries for 25 years, winning awards at many international festivals. She received the award for Best Cinematography for Absolut Warhola at the International Documentary Film Festival in Leipzig in 2001 and the Grimme Award in 2003.

The following 18 films are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award, sponsored by public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb): Berlinale Special: Eine deutsche Partei (A German Party); Encounters: À vendredi, Robinson (See You Friday, Robinson), Journal d’Amérique (American Journal), Mutzenbacher; Panorama: Dreaming Walls, Myanmar Diaries, Nelly & Nadine, Nel mio nome, No U-Turn; Forum: Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien (For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour), Geographies of Solitude, Mis dos voces (My Two Voices), Scala, Terra que marca (Striking Land), The United States of America; Generation Kplus: Terykony (Boney Piles); Generation 14plus: Alis, Kind Hearts.

The following 18 films are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award:

Berlinale Special

Eine deutsche Partei (A German Party)
Germany
by Simon Brückner
World premiere / documentary form

Encounters

À vendredi, Robinson (See You Friday, Robinson)
France / Switzerland / Iran
by Mitra Farahani
World premiere /documentary form

Journal d’Amérique (American Journal)
France
by Arnaud des Pallières
World premiere / documentary form

Mutzenbacher
Austria
by Ruth Beckermann
World premiere / documentary form

Panorama

Dreaming Walls
Belgium / France / USA / Netherlands / Sweden
by Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier
World premiere / documentary form

Myanmar Diaries
Netherlands / Myanmar / Norway
by The Myanmar Film Collective
World premiere / documentary form

Nelly & Nadine
Sweden / Belgium / Norway
by Magnus Gertten
World premiere / documentary form

Nel mio nome (Into My Name)
Italy
by Nicolò Bassetti
World premiere / documentary form

No U-Turn (
Nigeria / South Africa / France / Germany
by Ike Nnaebue
World premiere / documentary form

Forum

Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien (For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour)
Austria
by Constantin Wulff
World premiere / documentary form

Geographies of Solitude
Canada
by Jacquelyn Mills
World premiere / documentary form

Mis dos voces (My Two Voices)
Canada
by Lina Rodriguez
World premiere / documentary form

Scala
Thailand
by Ananta Thitanat
World premiere / documentary form

Terra que marca (Striking Land)
Portugal
by Raul Domingues
World premiere / documentary form

The United States of America
USA
by James Benning
World premiere / documentary form

Generation Kplus

Terykony (Boney Piles)
Ukraine
by Taras Tomenko
World premiere / documentary form

Generation 14plus

Alis
Colombia / Chile / Romania
by Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck
World premiere / documentary form

Kind Hearts
Belgium
by Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
World premiere / documentary form

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