The Kassel Dokfest has been offering distinguished universities and art academies to present their student’s current film projects in a special presentation during the Dokfest since 1989. Also, professors, representatives and students of the respective university are invited to Kassel.
This event is part of the regular film program but is specially aimed at students, who would like to get an impression of the presented university and its curriculum. Moreover this makes it possible to get in touch directly with professors and students in a very uncomplicated manner.
This series of university portraits was started off by a presentation of the Video Department of the University of Kassel at the 6th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.
Since then several German – and since 2006 also European – film schools were invited to Kassel every year.
University Portrayal 2012
This year's university portrayal presents the Geneva University of Art and Design, HEAD. The program will show 9 films recently produced at the university.
The Universities at a glance:
1989 Video Department Visual Communication GHS Kassel
1991 Video Class Art Academy Düsseldorf
1992 HBK Braunschweig
1993 HFG Karlsruhe, Department for Media Art
1994 KHM Köln
1995 Film Academy Baden-Württemberg
1997 HFF »Konrad Wolff«
1998 University of Arts Berlin – Institute for Contemporary Media
1999 HFG Offenbach
2000 HFF München
2001 Bauhaus-University Weimar (Department for Media and Design)
2002 Johannes Gutenberg-University – Academy of Fine Arts
2002 Fachhochschule Mainz – Media Design Class
2003 University for Graphics and Book Art Leipzig
2004 Acadmey of Fine Arts Hamburg
2005 Merz Academy – University for Design Stuttgart
2006 ZeLIG – School for Documentary Film, TV and New Medien Bozen, Italy
2007 Zürcher Universities of Art, Switzerland
2008 Art Academy Umeå, Schweden
2009 The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem
2010 Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing
2011 FAMU, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague