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


Up to 16 contemporary media installations and sculptures by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists will be presented at the exhibition Monitoring.

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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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This educational side program is aimed at school students from the 7th 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 DokfestForum offers panels, lectures and screenings that raise questions about the interfaces between film and art. During the daytime the DokfestForum as a festival meeting point will provide a café with a video library for accredited guests.

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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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Good News! / 17.03.2017


Good News!

The German Federal Film Board (FFA) reworked its guidelines. With the revised version of the Film Funding Act important improvements were reached. Thus, for instance, the length definition for a short film was extended to 30 minutes. EMAF (Osnabrück) as well as Kassel Dokfest with emphasis on experimental, artistic and documentary films, are now on the list of “reference festivals”. Filmmakers from Germany can collect points at both festivals and qualify for FFA funding. Please find general information via AG Kurzfilm (http://www.ag-kurzfilm.de/de/ffg.html) and within the next Call for Entries of the Kassel Dokfest from mid-April.

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