Awards & Winners

Fritz Gerlich Prize

The Fritz Gerlich Prize goes to a feature film or documentary that courageously deals with a topic of public concern, reflecting Fritz Gerlich’s commitment to human rights, his endeavors to resist repression and intolerance and his opposition to all forms of the totalitarian abuse of power, persecution and oppression.

The prize (and €10,000 prize money) is donated by the Munich-based production company TELLUX-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and is intended to commemorate Gerlich, a Munich journalist who was executed in the Dachau concentration camp on June 30, 1934. Gerlich was a Catholic who, for reasons of conscience, boldly denounced the inhumane ideology of the Nazis and was one of the first members of the avowed intellectual resistance to be murdered after Hitler's rise to power. He was the publisher of the weekly newspaper, The Straight Path.

Fritz Gerlich Prize 2019

The Award Ceremony for the Fritz Gerlich Prize took place on Monday, July 01, 2019 at 7 pm (Allerheiligen-Hofkirche of the Residenz).


Winner

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE?
Director: Roberto Minervini

Honorary Mention of the Jury

DIE STERNE ÜBER UNS
Director: Christina Ebelt

 

Producer Paolo Benzi (WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE?)

 

Previous Winners

2018

OF FATHERS AND SONS
Director: Talal Derki

2017

LAYLA M.
Director: Mijke de Jong

CITY OF GHOSTS
Director: Matthew Heineman

2016

FANNYS REISE
Director: Lola Doillon

2015

FAR FROM MEN
Director: David Oelhoffen

2014

A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT
Director: Erik Poppe

2013

DAS MÄDCHEN WADJDA
Director: Regisseurin Haifaa Al-Mansour

2012

REVISION
Director: Philip Scheffner