The Bayern 2 and SZ Audience Award

Since 2004, the audience has not only sat in the movie theater, but on the jury as well. For the Audience Award, festival attendees vote online to determine their favorite of all the films screened at the festival. Since 2016, the award has been sponsored by Bayern 2 radio and the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Previous award-winners include the documentary KEEP SURFING (2009), a portrayal of surfing on Munich’s Eisbach which returned to FILMFEST MÜNCHEN Open Air in 2019; the drama NUR WIR DREI GEMEINSAM (2016); and FOR SAMA (2019), which was nominated for an Oscar for best documentary film.

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2021

TRANS - I GOT LIFE

Regie: Imogen Kimmel, Doris Metz

2019

FOR SAMA

Director: Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts

2018

WACKERSDORF

Director: Oliver Haffner

2017

STILL YOUNG

Director: David Schlichter, Fabian Halbig

2016

ALL THREE OF US

Director: Kheiron

2015

PROJEKT A

Director: Moritz Springer & Marcel Seehuber

2014

A GODSEND

Director: Oliver Haffner

2013

FREEDOM BUS

Director: Fatima Geza Abdollahyan

2012

UNPLUGGED:LIFE GUAIA GUAIA

Director: Sobo Swobodnik

2011

WADER / WECKER - VATER LAND

Director: Rudi Gaul

2010

MOUNTAIN BLOOD

Director: Philipp J. Pamer

2009

KEEP SURFING

Director: Björn Richie Lob

2008

I HAVE TO SLEEP, MY ANGEL

Director: Dejan Acimovic

2007

THE BAND'S VISIT

Director: Eran Kolirin

2006

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

Director: Jason Reitmann

2005

THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG

Director: Byambasuren Davaa

2004

SUMMER STORM

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner