The center piece of the Kassel Dokfest is the film program, divided into three sections:


Up to 16 contemporary media installations and sculptures by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists will be presented at the exhibition Monitoring.

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The DokfestLounge is not only the location for audiovisual performances by international artists, VJs and DJs but also the nocturnal meeting point for our guests after 10.30 pm.

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The Workshop symposium interfiction offers lectures, presentations and workshop-sessions concerning a yearly changing topic, which takes a closer look at the political, social and artistic aspects of the medium internet.

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This educational side program is aimed at school students from the 7th till the 13th grade as well as teachers. The project consists of special film programs as well as workshops about film analysis and criticism under the guidance of media educators.

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The DokfestForum offers panels, lectures and screenings that raise questions about the interfaces between film and art. During the daytime the DokfestForum as a festival meeting point will provide a café with a video library for accredited guests.

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With the Hessian University Film Day, the presentation of a European Film College and hands-on workshops and lectures, the Kassel Dokfest offers possibilities for further education, information on education opportunities and access to professional networks for (Hessian) up-and-coming filmmakers.

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visionale is the longest running and biggest annual film festival for young filmmakers from Hesse. Young creatives up to the age of 27 show their films on the big screen of this three day long festival and have the chance to win the “Frankfurter Filmpreis”, a monetary award. More


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256 documentary feature and short films will be presented during the 33rd Kassel Dokfest. Many other festival sections accompany the extensive film program: The media art exhibition Monitoring presents 16 experimental and artistic works , in the DokfestLounge VJ art and audiovisual performances are presented at the festival evenings, the... More

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33rd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, November 15 to 20, 2016 Due to the large interest we are expanding our DEADLINE to July 15 +++ This e-mail goes out to ALL our contacts. If you already have submitted your work please ignore this message. More

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+++ This reminder is addressed only to those who haven't submitted so far! +++ We invite all filmmakers, artists, VJs, distributors, producers, gallery owners, universities or institutions to submit their most current works and projects to the different sections of the festival.Deadline for submission is July 7, 2016 Submission and... More

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