Grand Jury Documentary

For the second time, we will present the Grand Jury Documentary Award. Nine documentaries will be selected from the full film programme of the festival. These are films where cinematography and content go hand in hand. An international jury presents the award with a prize money of € 5,000 to the winner.


Ryan Harrington (Chair)

Ryan Harrington is a film and television industry veteran of nearly 20-years. He is currently the Head of Film for Kinema, a new social-cinema platform that brings communities together in non-theatrical settings, as well as an independent producer and strategist.

Sahra Mani

Sahra Mani is a multiple Award-winning filmmaker. Her works as a producer, director focused on human rights, equality and justice. Mani’s films, such as A Thousand Girls like Me, have screened at film festivals around the world and aired on broadcast networks globally. This year she is the main guest at the Movies that Matter Festival.

Toni Kamau

Toni Kamau is a News Emmy, PGA and Peabody nominated producer and founder of the production company "We are not the machine". Recent feature projects include the Emmy nominated, Oscar qualifying, multiple award winning "Softie", directed by Sam Soko.