Call for entries
Deadline: 20 July 2012

29th Kasseler DOK Fest
13-18 November 2012 – Kassel/Germany

Entry form and rules of participation:*

For the 29th time the festival will present the diversity of regional, national and international documentary work in all its variation. About 250 international short and feature length documentary films as well as experimental and artistic works will be presented during the six days of the festival. The program is complemented by the media art exhibition Monitoring, audiovisual performances and VJ-ing at the DokfestLounge, the workshop seminar interfiction, the DokfestForum and several events dedicated to young Hessian filmmakers. All in all, it adds up to a profile that is unique among the festival scene. The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2012 will take place for the 29th time from November 13 to 18.

We now invite all filmmakers, artists, VJs, distributors, producers, gallery owners, universities or institutions to submit their most current works and projects for the 29th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.

The entire film program as well as the works for the exhibition Monitoring and the performance program will be selected from all submissions. Up to 60 works will be nominated for the four awards of the festival. Also we will invite and try to enable all participating authors and artists to come to Kassel during the festival and to join us for discussions.


A selection of the films presented in the festival program will be nominated for one of the four awards. The festival grants three money prizes with a total worth of 11,500 Euro and one production grant. The awards are dedicated to the participating authors and artists. Independent juries decide about the allocation of the 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 3,000 €, 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 3,500 € 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 *A38-Production Grant Kassel-Halle*. It is a desired objective to produce a new cinematic work which also appeals to a younger audience and addresses this younger audience on an eye-to-eye level. Thanks to the kind support of the LPR Hessen and the Medienanstalt Sachsen-Anhalt (regulatory authorities for commercial broadcasting in Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt) the grant includes up to 4,000 € for living and traveling expenses and up to additional 4,000 € for allowance in kind.

*Please use comfortable online entry form at:*

/Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest
c/o Filmladen Kassel e. V.
Geothestraße 31
34117 Kassel

Fon: +49.561.707 64 21/12
Fax: +49.561.707 64 33