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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Dokfest Generation

A brochure with important information can be downloaded here.

DokfestGeneration introduces a small but fine selection of documentary feature length films, which pick up in different ways the dialogue between the generations. "Film has no age", is the motto. Elder film fans – but not only they – will be fond of the DokfestGeneration films which are chosen for them and are shown in the most beautiful cinema in Kassel, the fifties movie theater Gloria.


DokfestGeneration, which has been a part of KasselDokfest since 2014, commits itself to the initiation of dialogue between generations and aims to appeal to older film fans. DokfestGeneration integrates themes of aging, age-appropriate narration, and generativity into the festival program,
hereby acknowledging that existence in a succession of generations is formative for the individual and for society, a fact that is oftentimes essential for documentary film.