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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

Festival Director
Alexander Scholz

Year of Foundation 1976

Event Date from 10 November 2021 till 14 November 2021

Event Date

in Duisburg, Germany

Sections German-language Documentaries, doxs! kino - Documentaries for Children (4-18)

Category Documentary, Student Film, Short

Terms of Entry all formats: longer than 20 min.; doxs! kino documentaries for children also shorter; German premieres; films may not be have premiered before 1 September 2020 (doxs! 10 June 2020); 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


Format DCP

Registration Deadline 20 August 2021
doxs! documentaries for children and youth: 18 June 2021

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)
doxs! kino Award (Euro 5,000)

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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