call: 28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Call for entries
Deadline: 20 July 2011
Filmladen Kassel e.V.
28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
8-13 November 2011 – Kassel/Germany
call for films, video, installations and performances
For the 28th time the Kassel Documentary Film and Video 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 28th Kassel Dokfest will take place
from November 8 to 13.
– Golden Key for the best up-and-coming documentary of a young
director (5,000 Euro, supported by the City of Kassel)
– Golden Hercules for an outstanding production from the region of
Northern Hesse (2,500 Euro, sponsored by the corporate
communications company Machbar GmbH)
– Golden Cube for the best installation of the Monitoring
exhibition (2,500 Euro, sponsored by the software company Micromata
– A38 Production Grant awarded in cooperation with Werkleitz –
Centre for Media Art. 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.
We invite all filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, gallery
owners, universities or institutions to submit their most current
works and projects to the different sections of the festival. Rules
Each work to be submitted has to be registered with a separate and
filled out entry form. Every director, author or artist may submit
a maximum of five works to the different sections of the Kassel
Documentary Film and Video Festival. The submitted works should be
current productions of the years 2010 or 2011.
To be complete, each application must include a short synopsis, a
biography and a filmography in the form of a hard copy as well as
on CD, plus still images on CD/DVD. The preview copy must be
submitted on a separate DVD (PAL or NTSC).
Please send the complete application materials to the following
address: Please send stills on CD/DVD along with the preview copy
(DVD in PAL or NTSC) to the address below.
In case the original version is neither in English nor in German,
the work should be subtitled or accompanied by a text list in
English. For installation and performance proposals we need a
detailed project sketch and estimated costs, a list of the
technical requirements as well as a video documentation and
photographs, if available.
Deadline for all sections is July 20, 2011.
The results of the
selection will be announced via e-mail as of October 24. All
submitters will receive a free festival catalogue in November. If
your work has been selected, we will request a screening copy in
best possible quality and will, as far as possible, invite the
authors and artists to come to Kassel during the festival to join
us for discussions.
Selected films and videos will further be provided in a video
library in the DokfestForum for accredited guests only, if the
submitter does not explicitly object.
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
c/o Filmladen Kassel
phone: +49.561.707 64 21
fax: +49.561.707 64 33