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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Food and Drinks

The festival recommends the following restaurants and bars:


Elfbuchenstraße 18 (8 minutes walking distance from the Filmladen)

Open daily from 10:30 a.m – 10:00 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wonderful Indian food, vegetarian and healthy (ayurvedic)!


Caricatura Bar

Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1 (in the KulturBahnhof)
Open daily from 7:00 p.m.
Equipped with WiFi



Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1 (in the Kulturbahnhof):

Wed – Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m., Fri – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 02:00 a.m., Sun 5:00 p.m. – 01:00 a.m.
Centrally located in the festival area. Three in one: restaurant, lounge and bar.


Lolita Bar

Werner-Hilpert-Str. 22 (1 minute walking distance from the KulturBahnhof)

Wed – Sat from 8:00 p.m.
The hippest bar in town.



Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 55 (halfway between the KulturBahnhof and the Filmladen)

Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Spinach-, tomato- or wholemeal-pasta with a sauce at one’s choice. Fresh, home made and very delicious.



Kölnische Strasse 34 (1 minute walking distance from the KulturBahnhof)

Wed – Thurs 12:00 – 01:00 a.m., Fri 12:00 – 02:00 a.m., Sat 6:00 p.m. – 02:00 a.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m.
Good, cheap and tasty.

Xallo Cook

Goethestr. 31 (directly next to the Filmladen)

Open daily from 09:00 a.m.
Appetizing mediterranean and colombian food for small prices.



Hinter der Komödie 15 (2 minutes walking distance from the Gloria Kino)

Wed – Fri 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – midnight; Sat + Sun 6:00 p.m. – midnight
The right place to eat and relax before and after the movies.