27th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival


call for films, video, installations and performances

The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival announces its 27th edition! From November 9 to 14, 2010 the festival shows the diversity and current tendencies of documentary work by presenting about 230 international documentary films as well as experimental and artistic works.

The manifold film program is complemented by three intermedia sections: the media art exhibition Monitoring, audiovisual performances and VJ-art in the DokfestLounge as well as the workshop symposium interfiction. Together, they create the Dokfest’s unique profile within the festival landscape.

We now invite all filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, gallery owners, universities or institutions to submit latest works and projects to the different sections of the festival.

All submitters will receive a free festival catalog in November. As far as possible, we will invite all participating authors and artists to come to Kassel during the festival and to join us for discussion.


A selection of the presented films and videos as well as installations will be nominated for one of the four awards:

  • The “Golden Key” awards the best documentary submitted by a young director. It is endowed with €5,000 and supported by the City of Kassel.
  • The “Golden Hercules”, worth €2,500, awards an outstanding production from the region of Northern Hesse. It’s sponsored by the Machbar GmbH, a corporate communications company headquartered in Kassel.

The software company Micromata GmbH continuously supports the “Golden Cube” with €2,500 in prize money. It awards the best installation of the exhibition Monitoring.

Moreover, both the festival and the Werkleitz – Centre for Media Art present the Production Grant “A38”. Thanks to the kind support of the LPR Hessen and the Medienanstalt Sachsen-Anhalt the grant includes up to €4,000 for living and traveling expenses and up to additional €4,000 for allowance in kind.


Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
c/o Filmladen Kassel
Goethestrasse 31
34119 Kassel

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