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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Audiovisual Performances & Party

The DokfestLounge is based in the Caricatura - Bar + Gallery in Kassel’s main train station, in the middle of the geographical heart of the festival. With a jury-curated international program of audiovisual performances and video mappings, produced in analogue or digital media, as well as club visuals and VJ-Sets, the DokfestLounge shows for four nights current trends from the field of performative media art, represented this year by 24 artists coming from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Serbia, Japan, Spain, USA and France.

Next to the curated program, the DokfestLounge will offer on Thursday the second edition of the Open VJ Stage with the possibility for all external and local artists, filmmakers and visitors to showcase and to try out own VJ-sets as well as playing together, interactive and simultaneously on the separate screens of the location. This year, including a VJ Battle with awarded VJ and mapping software prizes for a total value of 1.000 Euro, sponsored by our partner Resolume – VJ and mapping software. Also on Thursday, we invite you in cooperation with the School of Art and Design Kassel to join our artists’ talk. Furthermore, we are very happy to initiate this year for the first time our new audiovisual residency program DokfestLaunch. 



Caricatura – Bar + Galerie

KulturBahnhof, Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1, 34117 Kassel

Doors open 10:30 p.m. / Live program from 11:30 p.m.


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Line-Up 2014

Wednesday 12.11. Opening Party:

- Blue & White Chess - Kalma (Spanien, Deutschland)
- Peoplemeter – Incredible Bob und WoO (Serbien)
- VJ Steaknet (Schweiz)
- Mila Stern (Deutschland)
- Der Schmeisser (Deutschland)

Thursday 13.11. Meet and Mix:

- Les machines solitaires – Aude Rrose (Frankreich, Deutschland)
- Dokfest-VJ-Battle
- Open VJ-Stage
- Paul Kine (Deutschland)

Friday 14.11. Residence Party: 

- Spectralala – Homemade Collectif: André Fèvre, Domitille Sanyas, Aude Rrose, Karina Junk Food, A-li-ce (Frankreich / Deutschland)
- Usaginingen – Emi und Shinichi Hirai (Japan, Deutschland)
- Homemade Party – André Fèvre, Domitille Sanyas, Aude Rrose, Karina Junk Food, Tom Junk Food, A-li-ce, Swub (Frankreich / Deutschland)

Saturday 15.11. Festival Party:

- STM~ – Luis Sanz und Niculin Barandun (Schweiz)
- White Noise/Black Noise – Joel Dittrich (Schweden)
- Yochee (Deutschland)
- Luis Sanz (Schweiz)
- Tinker (USA, Deutschland)
- Kid Kameleon (USA, Deutschland)
- Cylixe (Deutschland)
- Knospt (Deutschland)