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


The exhibition Monitoring shows contemporary media installations and other time-based media works by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists

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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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The educational side program is aimed at school students from the 8th 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 artist talks, lectures and screenings of the DokfestForum raise questions about the interfaces between film and art.

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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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The selection committees of the Kassel Dokfest had to choose out of 3.192 submitted films from 77 countries and put together a multi-faceted program. We are happy to present 258 national and international films: 54 feature-length and 204 short films from 35 countries, out of which over 90 will be premieres. More


We are happy that three out of five finalists for the Lichter Art Award 2017 come from Kassel and their works have already been shown at 33rd Kassel Dokfest!Holger Jenss: Last Chance JunctionTobi Sauer: Simba in New YorkFritz Laszlo Weber: Making Waves,,, Unmastered More

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The young generation of Hessian filmmakers is represented by a number of productions during the Berlinale. The HESSEN TALENTS-program presents 13 selected short films from four hessian Art Schools on February 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More

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