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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In this year, the commissions of the Kassel Dokfest viewed more films than ever before: More than 3,000 works from 78 countries were submitted. Out of that, a program was put together with 271 documentary feature and short films. Many other festival sections accompany the extensive film program: The media... More


Since 2010 the section Profis Plaudern Praxis has been presented in collaboration with the Hessen Film- and Media Academy (hFMA). The section is considered as a platform of further education for people involved in media and filmmaking, who share their expertise in lectures and workshops. More

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junges dokfest – Watch and Understand Documentary Film is the film education program for a young audience from grade 7 to13. The program features mostly documentary short films that explicitly deal with youth cultures and give young audiences new perspectives and insights. More

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