2020-09-24

37th Kassel Dokfest: Back to the Cinema

The preparations for the 37th Kassel Dokfest are already in full swing! 3,169 submissions have been viewed, now the programming of the festival begins. Over 200 short and feature films and 17 media installations are expected to be shown in November.

Even though this year everything is different: November days remain days for cinema!

The 37th Kassel Dokfest will take place from November 17-22 – with an extensive hygiene concept in the festival cinemas – and will bring back the magic of the big screen.

The focus of the festival week will be on encounters and exchanges of ideas. Therefore, filmmakers and artists will be invited to Kassel in order to present their works to the audience.

Supplementary offer: DokfestOnline

The now restricted cinema room will be expanded by 300 additional seats per film on the Internet; the online offer DokfestStreams that can be accessed nationwide will extend the possibility of accessing films from home for 6 days after their first presentation in the festival cinema.

Furthermore, the media art exhibition Monitoring, the Hessian University Film Day, the DokfestForum, interfiction and A Wall is a Screen will take place in a form adapted to the circumstances.