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-Preis 2017

Winners

LAYLA M.
Director: Mijke de Jong

CITY OF GHOSTS
Director: Matthew Heineman

 

Fritz Gerlich Prize & Transmedia Prize: Award winners and juries

 

Previous Winners

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