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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The artist talks, lectures and screenings that are offered as part of the DokfestForum raise questions about the interfaces between film and art, “Black Box” and “White Cube”, and aim to trigger discussions about film and artistic work. The traditional cooperation with Fridericianum is paused in 2017 due to documenta 14.

DokfestForum 2017

KLEINES BALI FR 17.11. 18:30-20:00

The perception of the documentary must be strongly encouraged.
Lecture by Kay Hoffmann (Publizist)
30 min


Documentaries are intended for a large audience: Remarks on the significance and future of documentaries and their cinema releaces.
Lecture by Daniel Sponsel (Festivalleiter DOK.fest München)
30 min

Talk with Kay Hoffmann und Daniel Sponsel
Moderation Gregor Maria Schubert
In German