Festival Calendar

Duisburg Documentary Film Festival

Duisburger Filmwoche Das Festival des deutschsprachigen Dokumentarfilms
c/o Volkshochschule
Steinsche Gasse 31
47051 Duisburg
phone +49-2 03 -2 83 41 87/71
fax +49-2 03-2 83 41 30
http://www.duisburger-filmwoche.de
email: info@duisburger-filmwoche.de

Director and Program Director
Werner Ruzicka

Year of Foundation 1976

Event Date from 05 November 2018 till 11 November 2018

in Duisburg, Germany

Sections German-language Documentaries, doxs! - Documentaries for Children (8-14+)

Category Documentary, Student Film, Short

Terms of Entry all formats: longer than 30 min.; doxs! documentaries for children also shorter; German premieres; films may not be have premiered before 1 September 2017 (doxs! 1 June 2017); the director/producer must live in Germany, Austria or in Switzerland or be a citizen of one of these countries

Genre Children & Youth, Documentary Films

Subtitles

Format DCP

Registration Deadline 22 August 2018
doxs! documentaries for children and youth: 11 June 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 5,000

Participants of the Film Industry representatives of TV stations, producers, scouts for documentary festivals

Prizes/Awards 3sat Documentary Prize (Best German Language Documentary, Euro 6,000)
ARTE Documentary Prize (Best German Documentary, Euro 6,000)
Carte Blanche - NRW Newcomer Award (Euro 5,000)
Duisburg Promotion Award (Euro 5,000)
Audience Award (Euro 1,000)

Number of Films Shown 20-30

Media Coverage mostly national print, radio and TV coverage; executives and commissioners from the main TV stations attend the festival.

Evaluation One of the important festivals for German-language documentary film, rich in tradition and valued by visitors for its laid-back atmosphere. All films are screened in a single theater, giving guests the opportunity to view the entire program and make contact with others in an uncomplicated manner.
Due to the close affiliation with the TV stations ARTE and 3sat, a multitude of commissioning editors, producers and journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland come here to take part in lively and open-minded discussions. Each film is presented by its director.

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