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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Filmladen Kassel e. V.
Goethestraße 31
34119 Kassel


Fon: +49.561.707 64 21/12
Fax: +49.561.707 64 33

Festival Director

Gerhard Wissner (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Festival Director's Assistant

Constance Hahn (hahn@kasselerdokfest.de)

Organization / Office

Constance Hahn (hahn@kasselerdokfest.de)

Marie Kersting (kersting@kasselerdokfest.de)

Gerhard Vissner Ventura (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Press Office

Andrea Linnenkohl (linnenkohl@kasselerdokfest.de)

Sponsoring / Marketing

Constance Hahn (hahn@kasselerdokfest.de)

Marie Kersting (kersting@kasselerdokfest.de)

Gerhard Wissner Ventura (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Archive / mediaartbase.de

Sarah Niedergesäß (niedergesaess@kasselerdokfest.de)

ARTE Creative

Kim-André Schulz (kim.a.schulz@googlemail.com)

Feature Length Film Selection Committee

Georgios Athanassiou

Alexandra Hertwig

Anja Klauck

Jens Magersuppe  

Irmhild Scheuer 

Contact Person

Alexandra Hertwig (hertwig@kasselerdokfest.de)

Short Film Selection Committee

Sarah Adam

Carolin Ernst

Judith Funke

Tobias Hering

Thorsten Wagner

Gerhard Wissner Ventura  

Contact Person

Carolin Ernst (dokfest@kasselerdokfest.de)

Film program from Northern Hesse (Golden Hercules)

Kristina Danzer

Constance Hahn

Wieland Höhne

Nicole Seifert-Schmauch

Gerhard Wissner Ventura

Contact Person

Constance Hahn (hahn@kasselerdokfest.de)

junges dokfest

Carsten Siehl (c.siehl@gmx.de)

Joana Samarraie (samarraie@kasselerdokfest.de)

4th Hessian University Film Day

Svenja Matthes (matthes@hhft.info)

Benjamin Pfitzner (pfitzner@hhft.info)


Andrea Linnenkohl (linnenkohl@kasselerdokfest.de)

Gerhard Wissner Ventura  (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

DokfestLounge (Audiovisual Performance)


Jan Bode (bode@kasselerdokfest.de)

Wibke Gröschner (groeschner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Selection Committee

Jan Bode

Wibke Gröschner

Jessica Manstetten

Friederike Siebert

Workshop Symposium interfiction

Verena Kuni (info@interfiction.org)


Head of Monitoring

Tilman Hatje (hatje@kasselerdokfest.de)

Lukas Thiele (thiele@kasselerdokfest.de)

Monitoring Advisor

Beatrix Schubert (schubert@kasselerdokfest.de)

Selection Committee  

Joel Baumann

Sebastian Fleiter

Gila Kolb

Andrea Linnenkohl

Gerhard Wissner Ventura


Mechthild Alpers (alpers@kasselerdokfest.de)