International DocFilmMusic Competition

The exclusive protagonist of these 10 documentaries is music. It accompanies people from birth till death. We sing lullabies to put babies to sleep and hymns to say farewells to those who passed away. Both soothing and captivating, music can calm us down and pep us up. We sing at a Christmas tree, in street demonstrations and in wartime. We listen to music in clubs, philharmonic halls and sport stadiums. Music can lift our spirits and give us hope. The contenders for the Golden Heynal will include an all-male representation of the pioneers of American soul, rock-and-roll and jazz and an ensemble of energetic women including a vocalist, saxophonist, conductor and a deaf flamenco dancer.