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


The exhibition Monitoring shows contemporary media installations and other time-based media works by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists

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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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The educational side program is aimed at school students from the 8th 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 artist talks, lectures and screenings of the DokfestForum raise questions about the interfaces between film and art.

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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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Golden Cube

All displayed works compete for the Golden Cube that awards the best media installation of the exhibition Monitoring. It is endowed with 3,500 € and sponsored by the Kassel located software
company Micromata GmbH.


Nominees 2017

Halil Altindere (Journey to Mars), Tilman Hornig (GlassBook, GlassPhone), Annkathrin Kluss (Hyperreal Camouflage), Rainer Kohlberger (never comes tomorrow), Echo Can Luo (Oh Alexa, please.. tell me more!), Marlene Maier (Food only exists on pictures),
Joseph Namy (Purple, Bodies in Translation – Part II of a Yellow Memory from the Yellow Age), Mayan Printz (Displaced), Maximilian Schmoetzer (Preliminary Material for 2022), Ralph Schulz (Testimonials), Spoter/innen (Audiovisual Micro-Interventions for TRIBUNAL Unraveling the NSU Complex and beyond), Jasper Meiners, Isabel Paehr (Gazing Figures), Katrin Winkler (towards memory), Lam Yi-Ling (FULL INFORMATION IS PURE HORROR), Pinar Yoldas (The Kitty AI: Artificial Intelligence for Governance)

Jury 2016

Heike Ander 

Lotte Meret Effinger

Wolfgang Jung

Bernhard Serexhe

Katharina Wibmer

Award winners

2017 Ralph Schulz: Testimonials

2016 Lotte Meret: Surface Glaze

2015 Gerald Schauder: Skulptur 21

2014 Bertrand Flanet:Unmanned Distances

2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik: Delivery for Mr. Assange

2012 Emanuel Mathias: Nebahats Schwestern

2011 Anu Pennanen: La ruine de regard / Die Ruine des Blicks

2010 Lukas Thiele, Tilman Hatje: Weltmaschine

2009 Sophie Ernst: HOME

2008 Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Untitled (The Remake)

2007 Erik Olofsen: Public Figures

2006 Markus Bertuch: Walperloh

2005 Eske Schlüters: Knowing as much as the man in the moon

2004 Renzo Martens: Episode 1

2003 Claudia Aravena Abughosh: Greetings from Palestina