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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visionale a guest at Kassel Dokfest – young visions from Hesse / 13.10.2016


visionale is the longest running and biggest annual film festival for young filmmakers from Hesse. Young creatives up to the age of 27 show their films on the big screen of this three day long festival and have the chance to win the “Frankfurter Filmpreis”, a monetary award.

Despite growing up in a digital culture with video platforms and virtual interactions on a daily basis young filmmakers are still craving for a face-to-face interaction when networking with other creatives and seem to appreciate the atmosphere of the big screen and a live audience. This is why the visionale is still – after almost 30 years of its inception – a popular event, and the festival is proud to present a programme of 67 films in 2016, out of almost 200 productions which were submitted this year. From kids to self-taught filmmakers and film school students, the programme reflects the diversity of film culture from different backgrounds and different age groups.

In 2016 visionale also presents an international film programme for the first time: a selection of short films from young filmmakers from Israel and from Turkey will widen the already broad filmic discourse of the festival.

The festival is organized by Medienzentrum Frankfurt e. V., Filmhaus Frankfurt, Jugend- und Sozialamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main and Gallus Theater, where it will be taking place from November 11-13, 2016.

Within this year’s cooperation between visionale and Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival a programme with three films from junges dokfest – Watch and Understand Documentary Film 2015 is shown at the festival in Frankfurt on November 13, 2016, introduced by the filmmakers. In exchange visionale presents at Kassel Dokfest a program with six films that before will be screened at the festival in Frankfurt. The programme is presented by Alia Pagin (Medienzentrum Frankfurt e. V. / visionale)