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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Filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, curators, tv editors, press representatives (on presentation of a valid press pass or confirmation of order) as well as students of film and media related studies (on presentation of a valid stdent ID ) can make an application for the 30th edition of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.

The accreditation is free of charge for participating artists, directors, referents as well as journalists.

If you have any inquiries concerning the accreditation, please direct them via email to dokfest@kasselerdokfest.de

Deadline for accreditations was November 1st 2013


The accreditation fee is 30 € (reduced accreditation fee for students 20 €). You will obtain free access to all screenings for accreditated visitors. Excepted are the opening ceremony and the Dokfest-Brunch.

The accreditation is free of charge for participating artists, directors, referents as well as journalists.