German Film Award for Best Documentary Film

The German Film Award for Best Documentary Film is the award given for best German feature documentary film at the annual Deutscher Filmpreis awards, the German national film awards. The category has been introduced in 2000.

As in 2020, next to a Lola statuette in Gold the winning film receives 200.000 Euro. A nomination is endowed with 100.00 Euro. In 2012 the number of nominated films was raised from two to three.

List of winning filmsEdit

Year Winner Director(s)
2000 Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders
2001 Havanna mi amor Uli Gaulke
2002 Black Box BRD Andres Veiel
2003 Rivers and Tides Thomas Riedelsheimer
2004 The Children Are Dead (Die Kinder sind tot) Aelrun Goette
2005 Rhythm Is It! Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch
2006 Lost Children Ali Samadi Ahadi and Oliver Stoltz
2007 Workingman's Death Michael Glawogger
2008 Pool of Princesses (Prinzessinnenbad) Bettina Blümner
2009 NoBody's Perfect Niko von Glasow
2010 The Heart of Jenin (Das Herz von Jenin) Leon Geller and Marcus Vetter
2011 Pina Wim Wenders (2.)
2012 Gerhard Richter Painting Corinna Belz
2013 More than Honey Markus Imhoof
2014 Beltracchi - Die Kunst der Fälschung Arne Birkenstock
2015 Citizenfour Laura Poitras
2016 Above and Below Nicolas Steiner
2017 Cahier Africain[1] Heidi Specogna
2018 Beuys Andres Veiel (2.)
2019 Of Fathers and Sons Talal Derki


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