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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Schedule preview / 07.10.2016

256 documentary feature and short films will be presented during the 33rd Kassel Dokfest. Many other festival sections accompany the extensive film program: The media art exhibition Monitoring presents 16 experimental and artistic works , in the DokfestLounge VJ art and audiovisual performances are presented at the festival evenings, the workshop symposium interfiction discusses the topic TIMEMACHINES as well as the special exhibition AREA OF INTEREST at the Interim in the KulturBahnhof and an encounter with documenta 14. With a program made out of 3.133 submitted works from 80 countries, the organizers of the Kassel Dokfest expect 15,000 visitors in all program sections.

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