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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A38-Production-Grant Kassel-Halle

Stemming from a long cooperation, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival and Werkleitz – Center for Media Art award the A38 – Production grant together. The up to two month scholarship is made possible through the commitment of the Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting in Hesse (LPR Hessen) and...


Jury 2015

Sara Burkhardt

Emerson Culurgioni

Guido Hendrix

Ruth Annette Schriefers

Youth Jury 2015

Merle Emrich

Eike Plhak

Marie Siewierski

Award winners

2014 Guido Hendrikx: Escort

2013 Patrick Richter: Neununddreißig
2012 Marc Schmidt: De Regels van Matthijs
2011 Léo Médard: Tao m'a dit…
2010 Kara Blake: The Delian Mode
2009 Hannes Lang: Leavenworth, WA
2008 Joanna Rytel: To Think Things You Don’t Want to
2007 Anne-Kristin Jahn: Generation Model
2006 Jürgen Brügger, Jörg Haaßengier: Kopfende Haßloch
2005 Curtis Burz: VIRGINia
2004 Britt Dunse: Norden
2003 Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: Live to tell
2002 Oliver Husain: Q
2001 Florian Thalhofer: Korsakow Syndrom

Nominees 2015

Astrid Bussink (Giovanni en het waterballet), Douwe Dijkstra (Voor Film), François Farellacci, Laura Lamanda (Lupino), Jakob Gross (ABDO), Daphné Hérétakis (Archipels, granite dénudés), Loes Janssen (In het kader van Rada), Khaldiya Jibawi (Another Kind of Girl), Eva Könnemann (Das offenbare Geheimnis), Katharina Köster (Lieber Leben – Tobis neues Herz), Laura Lehmus (AlieNation), Ann Sophie Lindström (Don’t Fence Me In), Henrike Meyer (Heimsuchung), Irene Munoz (La Vague), Maximilien van Aertryck (Punkt 9: val av andre vice talman), Bernhard Wenger (Gleichgewicht)