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34th Kassel Dokfest: 258 films in the program

The program schedule is online now

(lifePR) (Kassel, ) The 34th Kassel Dokfest will take place from November 14 - 19, 2017.

This year, the selection committees of the Kassel Dokfest had to choose out of 3.192 submitted films from 77 countries and put together a multi-faceted program. We are happy to present you 258 national and international films: 54 feature-length and 204 short films from 35 countries, out of which over 90 will be premieres.

Since the beginning of 2017, the Kassel Dokfest is registered in the list of the official reference-festivals of the German Federal Film Board (FFA). We are among 30 international and 10 national film festivals, where filmmakers can collect reference points for their short film (up to 30 minutes) to get financially film funding by the FFA.

In 2017 the Kassel Dokfest was selected for the first time by the EFFE Label of the European Festivals Association, as one of the "biggest documentary film festivals in Germany with a remarkable presence and importance for the worldwide community of filmmakers".

But the Kassel Dokfest offers even more than being an internationally established film- and media art festival. It has a focus on new media and presents many other festival sections that accompany the extensive film program:

The media art exhibition Monitoring shows 15 experimental and artistic works, the workshop symposium interfiction with the title *TOPIA! discusses different ways of dys- or utopias, A Wall is a Screen transforms the city into a screen and the evenings of the festival can be spent in the DokfestLounge with VJs, DJs, performances and parties. Since last year, the Kassel Dokfest shows 360°-films in the program Fulldome. And last but not least, we offer several educational workshops and programs.

Many filmmakers and artists will join the festival to present and discuss their works. The organizers of the Kassel Dokfest expect 15,000 visitors in all program sections.

More detailed information on the different sections of the festival can be found below and on our website

A first program overview is online now.

The detailed festival catalog will be published on October 27.

Festival days: November 14 - 19, 2017

Opening: November 14, 2017, 7.30 p.m., Gloria Cinema

Submissions: 3,192 works from 77 countries

Film program: 258 national and international films: 54 feature-length and 204 short films, presented at the Kassel arthouse cinemas Filmladen, Gloria und BALi Cinemas

junges dokfest: educational program for adolescents of grades 8 to 13 with workshops alongside four film programs at the Gloria and BALi Cinema, November 15 - 17, Gloria und BALi Cinemas

DokfestGeneration: a selection of feature-length documentaries for elderly film lovers and a dialogue between generations, November 15 - 19, Gloria Cinema

monographic show: Against the Grain of Time - 9 Films in 3 programs by documentary filmmaker Peter Nestler, November 15 - 17, BALi Cinemas, Peter Nestler will be present,
introduction Kay Hoffmann: November 15, 8 p.m.

A Wall is a Screen: free guided city tour and outdoor short film screening in the public space, November 17,
9 p.m., meeting point: Opernplatz

Exhibition Monitoring: contemporary, international media art exhibition with 15 installations at the Kasseler Kunstverein, KAZimKuBa as well as the Stellwerk and Südflügel of the KulturBahnhof, November 15 - 19,
opening on November 15, 7 p.m., Südflügel (KulturBahnhof)

interfiction: interdisciplinary workshop symposium with this year's topic *TOPIA!: Which role plays media by inventing *TOPIAS - utopias, dystopias, bio-, or technotopias? November 17 - 19,
Medienprojektzentrum Offener Kanal

Fulldome: Fulldome compilation with eight 360°-films November 17 - 18, Planetarium Kassel

DokfestLounge: four nights with VJs and DJs, performances and party, November 15 - 18, daily at 10.30 p.m., Weinkirche

DokfestForum: platform for artist talks and discussion regarding art, media and film, November 16 - 17,
6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

8th Hessian University Film Day: students of the universities in Darmstadt, Kassel, Offenbach and Wiesbaden present their works to an audience of editors, producers and distributors, November 16, BALi Cinema

Special Exhibition: ckollision - an exhibition by Students of the School of Art and Design Kassel together with computer scientists of the University of Kassel, November 15 - 19, Interim (KulturBahnhof),
opening on November 15, 9 p.m.

Honorary Award: The Honorary Award of the 34th Kassel Dokfest goes to Klaus Stern

Awards: Out of 100 selected works four independent juries will award four works in the value of 20,000 € on November 18, 9 p.m., Weinkirche