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


Up to 16 contemporary media installations and sculptures by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists will be presented at the exhibition Monitoring.

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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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This educational side program is aimed at school students from the 7th 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 DokfestForum offers panels, lectures and screenings that raise questions about the interfaces between film and art. During the daytime the DokfestForum as a festival meeting point will provide a café with a video library for accredited guests.

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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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Kassel in Cannes

The Dokfest team is pleased that two short films from the program of the 30th Kassel Dokfest were honored at the Next Generation Short Tiger Awards 2014. Congratulations Elisabeth Zwimpfer for the Next Generation Short Tiger Award for HIDDEN TRACK and Jan Heise for his special mention for ANOTHER WAY! More



Even though the new year is already a couple of days old, we don't want to miss to wish you a happy and healthy 2014! We are already looking forward to a lot of exciting submissions. Our call for entries will start in mid-April.  More

In 9 days it's happening: The Kassel Dokfest opens its doors and starts the 30th anniversary with a special opening ceremony. To get a taste of the festival you can have a look in the new catalog and programm online. More

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