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Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados (A Journey to the Fumigated Towns)
Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados (A Journey to the Fumigated Towns)

This year, for the second time ever, the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival will present the Glashütte Original – Documentary Award.   A total of 18 documentary films from the current program of the Competition, Berlinale Special, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections and the special presentation Culinary Cinema are nominated for the Glashütte Original – Documentary Award.  All nominated films will celebrate their world premiere at the Berlinale 2018.

The Glashütte Original – Documentary Award is endowed with € 50,000, and trophy funded by Glashütte Original. The prize money will be split between the film’s director and producer.  The prize will be presented during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast on February 24.

A three-member jury will pick the winner: Cíntia Gil (Portugal) – co-director of the Doclisboa, documentary film festival in Portugal ; Ulrike Ottinger (Germany) -director; and Eric Schlosser –  (USA)investigative journalist, playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker.

The following films are nominated for the Glashütte Original – Documentary Award:

Competition – Out of competition

Switzerland / Germany
By Markus Imhoof

Berlinale Special

Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados (A Journey to the Fumigated Towns)
By Fernando Solanas


Al Gami’ya (What Comes Around)
Lebanon / Egypt / Greece / Qatar / Slovenia
By Reem Saleh

Až přijde válka (When the War Comes)
Czech Republic / Croatia
By Jan Gebert

Ex Pajé (Ex Shaman)
By Luiz Bolognesi

Game Girls
France / Germany
By Alina Skrzeszewska

Obscuro Barocco
France / Greece
By Evangelia Kranioti

Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF)
Germany / France / Brazil
By Karim Aïnouz


Den’ Pobedy (Victory Day)
By Sergei Loznitsa

L’empire de la perfection (In the Realm of Perfection)
By Julien Faraut

Minatomachi (Inland Sea)
Japan / USA
By Kazuhiro Soda

Premières solitudes (Young Solitude)
By Claire Simon

Waldheims Walzer
By Ruth Beckermann


Belgium / Netherlands
By Janet van den Brand

What Walaa Wants
Canada / Denmark
By Christy Garland

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life
Germany / Mexico
By Zita Erffa

By Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Tama Tobias-Macht

Culinary Cinema

The Green Lie
By Werner Boote

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