From the jury statement: "We live in a time of great uncertainty. In this time, where much threatens to fall apart, two films stand out from the program that tell of cohesion and tradition in the here and now. We would like to give an honorable mention to the film HALDERN POP - VILLAGE WITH FESTIVAL by Monika Pirch. The filmmaker impressively captures the commitment of the village community, which combines its tradition with international pop culture. The film touched us because it shows how apparent contradictions can be overcome and great dreams can be realized through decades of commitment.”
Agnes Lisa Wegner was born in 1976 in Worms. She studied American Studies in Frankfurt am Main and North American Studies, Film Studies and German Studies at the FU Berlin. After working as a production assistant for some time, she now works primarily as a director.
The Hof-based Hermann and Bertl Müller Foundation has been awarding the 7,500 euro prize since 2015 for the best German feature-length documentary.