This year's Gershon Klein Documentary Award goes to KNOCK ON THE DOOR by Ohad Milstein and Aya Elia (IL 2023). The prize is awarded by the documentary jury, consisting of Claims Conference film officer Abigail Prade, French screenwriter Geoffroy Grison and Russian documentary filmmaker Nikita Pavlov, who lives in Berlin. "A sensitive story about a life-changing experience in which one family's intimate tragedy becomes a universal film about grief," according to the jury's statement. In the film, officers of the Israel Defense Forces deliver the death news to the families of the soldiers who were killed. The Gershon Klein Prizes are endowed with 3,000 € each, donated by Gershon Klein's daughters Madeleine Budde and Jacqueline Hopp.
original title Preisträger KNOCK ON THE DOOR "Bester Dokumentarfilm"
international title Award Winner KNOCK ON THE DOOR "Best Documentary"
german title Preisträger KNOCK ON THE DOOR "Bester Dokumentarfilm"
JFBB section Documentary Film Competition