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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Press contact

Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest
c/o Filmladen Kassel e.V.
Goethestraße 31
34119 Kassel

Fon: +49.561.707 64 31
Fax: +49.561.707 64 33

E-Mail: press@kasselerdokfest.de

Honorary Award

Since 2015 the Kassel Dokfest presents the Honorary Award, which is endowed with 3,000 Euros. In the 33rd edition of the festival Rotraut Pape will be awarded. Detailed information will soon be published and can be downloaded here.

Press photos

You can download high-quality pictures here.

Photographical impressions of the past festival editions can be found here: festival > impressions

Screenings (53 photos )

Short Films (38 photos)

Monitoring (15 photos)

Honorary Award (1 photos)

DOCUMENTS FROM THE SOUTH – An encounter between documenta 14 and Kassel Dokfest (4 photos)

Dokfest Generation (1 photos)

Foto: Michael Wolf / laif