Berlinale Documentary Award
For many years now, the Berlin International Film Festival has been committed to the diversity of documentary forms. A distinct award for the best documentary film was launched in 2017.
The Berlinale Documentary Film Award is endowed with € 40,000 in prize money sponsored by public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).
Approximately 18 current documentary forms from the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Forum, Generation, Berlinale Special and Perspektive Deutsches Kino are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Film Award. A three-person jury chooses the winner. The € 40,000 in prize money is split between the film’s director and producer. The award is presented during the official Awards Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.