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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Filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, curators, tv editors, press representatives (on presentation of a valid press pass or confirmation of order) as well as students of film and media related studies (on presentation of a valid student ID) can make an application for the 34th edition of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.

If you have any inquiries concerning the accreditation, please direct them via email to dokfest@kasselerdokfest.de

Deadline for accreditations is November 3rd 2017


The accreditation fee is 40€ (reduced accreditation fee for students 30€). You will obtain free access to all screenings for accreditated visitors. Excepted are the opening ceremony, the award ceremony and the Dokfest-Brunch.

The accreditation is free of charge for participating artists, directors, referents as well as journalists.