The promotion of young filmmakers is one of Kassel Dokfest's special issues. Relaying specialist knowhow, processing new developments, providing the chance to meet new peers and to network, these are the aims of DokfestEducation. This section of the festival is composed of different areas: The Hessian University Film Day and the Portrayal series. The University Portrayal presents a selected art academy from Europe to introduce itself through a presentation and a film program of current student productions. In 2020 we will present filmArche. With DokfestEducation, the Kassel Dokfest further presents a distributor as well as an international film festival. The audience is given the opportunity to get engaged with structural and content-related aspects of curatorial (film) work. In 20, we will present the FIlmform, as well as OK.Video Indonesia Media Arts Festival.
The Hessian University Film Day, a non-public event for invited professionals and accredited festival guests. As part of the Hessian University Film Day (HHFT), four universities that have a film program present their best and newest feature, animation, experimental and documentary films to an audience of industry insiders and pitch their newest ideas. The goal of the Hessian University Film Day is to build a connection between Hessian students and graduates and the film and TV industry, in order to promote future collaboration. Every year, the HHFT specifically invites journalists, producers, heads of other festivals, distribution partners and members of various institutions of education. After the screenings, the professionals make a preselection for the HESSEN TALENTS, a hFMA project, which will be presented at the European Film Market within the Berlinale. To further intensify the exchange for the HHFT, not only students are invited to present themselves and their projects, but the industry professionals also get a chance to give some information about their work and themselves. In addition, all visitors will have the opportunity to provide students with targeted feedback. For the HHFT is supported by the Kassel Dokfest and the hessische Film- und Medienakademie (hFMA), and organized and implemented by students of the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
36. Kasseler Dokfest | 10. Hessischer Hochschulfilmtag
Starting in 2014, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival expanded its profile by the presentation of a European film and media distributor, addressing both structural aspects and the substance of their activities. This year, we are glad to present Filmform from Sweden, dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of Swedish experimental film and video art. Filmform (est. 1950) is the oldest existing organization of its kind in Sweden and is often engaged as an advisor to museums, galleries, universities, and festivals. Constantly expanding, the collection spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers within the field of moving images. Works from Filmform are available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes. For more information, access the full distribution catalogue at www.filmform.com. Filmform is supported by the Ministry of Culture through the Arts Grants Committee and the Swedish Arts Council.
36. Kasseler Dokfest | Distributionen im Profil CFMDC & Vtape
Every year since 2014, the Kassel Documentary and Video Festival presents an international film festival to document its connection to other festivals that bring a similar focus and the same level of passion to curating their programs.
OK.Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival is a biannual media arts event conducted by OK. Video, a division of ruangrupa. Since its first commencement in 2003, the festival aspires to observe, record and study the media technology development, which has transformed people’s perspective and behaviour towards their surroundings. Along with the biannual media arts festival, OK.Video runs other programs including; production, documentation, research, archive, workshop and distribution of Indonesian media arts artworks.
36. Kasseler Dokfest | Filmfestivals und ihr Profil: ARKIPEL – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival
Every year, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival presents (independent from the selected works from the official competition) a film school from another European country. For this purpose, a few of the students of the respective university are together with their professors invited to Kassel to present their latest works. Subsequently to the screenings, discussions offer the audience the possibility to talk to both the lecturer and the young talents. The audience is able to extend its knowledge about European film, teaching models at film schools in other European countries and to establish mutually important contacts.
For the 37th festival edition the Kassel Dokfest will feature a German film school for the first time in 15 years. Berlin based filmArche is outstanding in its way of organization as students structure their courses themselves, work in panels, and select guest professors and fellowships through committees. Therefore, filmArche is in its very nature core democratic, transparent, and participatory in its creation of autonomous space for knowledge acquisition. They thus offer a much sought-after alternative to state institutions and commercial education programs. Above that, they frequently open their doors to cinephiles, the broad public, and whoever is interested either in films as such or their unique approach to the medium.