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Kassel Documentary and Video Film Festival

Kasseler Dokumentar- & Videofest
c/o Filmladen Kassel e.V.
Goethestr. 31
34119 Kassel
phone +49-5 61-7 07 64 21
fax +49-5 61-7 07 64 33
email: dokfest@kasselerdokfest.de

Festival Director
Gerhard Wissner Ventura

Year of Foundation 1982

Event Date from 17 November 2020 till 22 November 2020

Event Date

in Kassel, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Film Section (documentary film), International Video Section (documentary film, video art), Monitoring (exhibition of international media installation), Interfiction (conference with focus on Internet), Live Visuals (audiovisual performances and VJ-art)

Category Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry submissions must have been produced in 2019 or 2020, no length restriction, previous participation in other festivals possible; Golden Key Award: documentary works in all film and video formats from directors not older than 35 years; Golden Hercules Award: works that can be presented on a screen, produced in Northern Hesse, or by Northern Hesse-based residents, or by Kassel students

Genre Documentary Films

Subtitles English subtitles recommended

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DCP

Registration Deadline 08 July 2020

Fees none

Attendance Figures 14,000

Participants of the Film Industry more than 500 representatives of the film industry specializing in documentary and video art programs, festival programmers and curators

Prizes/Awards GOLDEN HERCULES (Best Film from Northern Hesse, Euro 3,500)
GOLDEN KEY - FEATURE FILM (Best Documentary longer than 66 Min. - Euro 2,500)
GOLDEN KEY - SHORT FILM (Best Documentary up to 66 Min. - Euro 2,500)
GOLDEN CUBE (Best Monitoring Installation, Euro 3,500)
A38 PROJECT GRANT (2-month artist-in-residence-grand worth Euro 4,000, plus allowance in kind for production services worth another Euro 4,000)

Number of Films Shown about 250 documentaries, videos, artistic contributions

Media Coverage about 30 local and regional journalists

Evaluation The cozy "Filmladen" movie theater houses this strongly content-oriented festival which, thanks to its dual focuses on documentary film and new media, is able to showcase a broad spectrum of international visual art. The festival is an annual rendezvous for interdisciplinary exchange and, through the industry conference "interfiction", draws a professional audience from all areas of the new media and visual arts to the same city in which Germany´s biggest art exhibition, the "documenta", takes place every five years.

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