“The Golden Key” endowed with 5,000 €, awards an outstanding documentary work by a young filmmaker.
The regional competition for the „Golden Hercules“, endowed with 3,000 € is open to all formats and genres presentable on a big screen.
The junges dokfest: A38-Production-grant is endowed with up to 3,000 € for accommodation and up to 1,000 € for travel costs.
The „Golden Cube“, endowed with 3.500 €, is awarded to the best media installation presented in the exhibition monitoring.
Since 2001, the Kassel Video and Documentary Film Festival has been awarding prizes, which usually focus on young artist’s talent. In addition to these awards, since 2015, the Kassel Dokfest is giving an honorary award to established directors, who have distinguished themselves by particularly innovative achievements in film and art, and are locals or connected to the Kassel Dokfest in a special way.