Festival Calendar

DOK.fest - Munich International Documentary Film Festival

Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München e.V.
Dachauer Str. 114
80636 Munich
Germany
phone +49-89-51 39 97 88
fax +49-89-51 56 39 36
http://www.dokfest-muenchen.de
email: info@dokfest-muenchen.de

Managing and Artistic Director
Daniel Sponsel

Year of Foundation 1985

Event Date from 05 May 2021 till 23 May 2021

Event Date

in Munich, Germany

International Competition

Sections DOK.international (International Competition), DOK.deutsch (German-language Competition), DOK.horizonte (films from development and emerging countries), DOK.panorama (International Productions Out of Competition), DOK.guest (focus region), DOK.education (young audiences), annual Focus Program, Retrospective, DOK.special, DOK.forum (panel discussions, workshops, pitches)

Category Documentary

Terms of Entry International Program: films with a minimum length of 52 min., German premieres only, completed after 1 January 2020, no distribution in Germany or broadcast on German TV prior to the festival
DOK.deutsch: German-language, addressing regional topics
DOK.education: short documentaries 10-30 min targeting children/youth audiences, German-language preferred, no submission fee
DOK.fest Student Award: student films from the festival's partner universities;
DOK.digital Award: narrative contributions with interactive/cross-media elements, from German-speaking countries, made by journalists, filmmakers, games designers, producers up to 35 years
to be confirmed for 2021:
German Documentary Film Production Award: German-majority productions, minimum length 72 min, produced in 2020/2021, no film school productions (deadline: 1 February 2021)

Genre Documentary Films, Children & Youth

Subtitles

Format DCP, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline 20 December 2019

Fees 40 Euro (exceptions possible for films from emerging countries)

Attendance Figures 52,000

Participants of the Film Industry 1,200 accredited industry guests: distributors, non-profit organizations, German and international festival scouts, commissioning editors from German-speaking public TV, film students

Prizes/Awards DOK.FEST AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
VIKTOR DOK.international (Euro 10,000)

GERMAN-LANGUAGE COMPETITION
VIKTOR DOK.deutsch (Euro 5,000)

HORIZONS AWARD
VIKTOR DOK.horizonte (Euro 3,000)

ARRI AMIRA AWARD
Outstanding Cinematography (Euro 5,000)

FFF DOCUMENTARY TALENT AWARD
Up-and-Coming Director working in Bavaria (Euro 5,000)

DOK.fest Award SOS Kinderdörfer weltweit (Euro 3,000)

Student Award (Euro 3,000)

Audience Award

GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM MUSIC AWARD
Best Score for a Documentary Feature (Euro 5,000)

GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION AWARD (Euro 7,500)


DOK.FORUM AWARDS

DOK.digital - Award for New Narrative Formats (Euro 2,500)

Pitch Award - Best New Talent Concept (Euro 2,500)

Composition Funding Award (Euro 2,500)

Archive Award (in-kind services worth Euro 14,000, or Euro 2,500 cash)

Number of Films Shown ca. 150

Media Coverage regional and national media coverage; particularly Munich newspapers; summaries in national and international trade papers

Evaluation Singular in its concentration on politically relevant international documentary films. Since other genres are not eligible for admission, there is a strong presence of documentary filmmakers, with the personal exchange of ideas forming an important aspect of the festival atmosphere. A very interesting year-in-review is offered. As a result of its excellent location in Munich, the festival offers a well-developed infrastructure. The DOK.forum, a platform for industry and new talent, extends the scope of the festival with important examinations of the prospects of documentary filmmaking, with all German-language filmschools and commissioning editors from German, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol participating.

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