Film literacy programme is the year-round educational programme of Germany's largest documentary film festival DOK.fest München.'s offer is aimed at school classes and teachers as well as interested young people and families, all year round and during the festival in May.

Beside the work in film reception, film practice, training for teachers, presence workshops for school classes and an annual youth film competition, the heart of this programme is the "Schule des Sehens" which helds a good 50 school class workshops for three age groups in the cinema. Through the initiatives of with numerous cultural providers, TV institutions and schools, project manager Maya Reichert has built up a large qualitative network in which the artistically narrative documentary film is always at the centre.

All projects of combine media literacy and cultural education: Artistic documentaries tell real stories through cinematic images. They offer a wide range of approaches to encourage children and young people to observe closely, to see the art in filmmaking and to raise their awareness for different levels of truth and reality in cinematic storytelling.

We will keep you up to date here which programmes are part of the Munich International Documentary Film Festival and which take place all year round. Detailed information about can only be provided in German at the moment.


Festivalprogramme May 2023

Schule des Sehens 2022

CINEMA: Schule des Sehens 2023

Experience film education and festival: Come to the cinema as a place of learning with your school class! Read more


ONLINE: Schule des Sehens 2023

Film education throughout Germany: School classes visit the festival online. Read more


Teacher trainings

Educational material and further training enable a age-appropriate follow-up to the films. Read more in German


Award Ceremony Youth Film Competition 2023

Winning films, endowed prizes and talks with the young directors. Read more in German


Award ceremony HISTORY-AWARD

Ceremonial presentation of the HISTORY Award for the most successful short films on the subject of water. Read more in German


Exhibition: Zeitzeug*innen4future

Interactive exhibition on the topic of memories of school days - Become a contemporary witness! Read more in German


Julian Jansen Checker Julian

Workshop with Julian Janssen

Speaking in front of the camera? Get tips & tricks from the professional "Checker Julian" and ask your questions personally. Read more in German


Nele in den Wolken, KiKa 2023

Kinderkino at HP8 / Gasteig

NELE IN DEN WOLKEN at Kinderkino München – Film and converation with the filmmaker for kids and families. Read more in German


Practical workshop camera

Professional cameraman Martin Noweck gives an introduction to working with the film camera. Read more


Schule des Sehens for adults

Learning to Read Film. A behind-the-scenes look at the Grimme Award-nominated film FOLLOWING VALERIA. Read more in German


Racegirl Filmstill


Films for young people in the DOK.fest Munich festival program. Recommended for ages 14 and up. More soon.


Anton Biebl Kulturreferent der Landeshauptstadt München

Greeting from the patron Anton Biebl

The Cultural Officer of the City of Munich Anton Biebl about the educational program 2023. Read more in German


Year-round educational programme

Jugend filmt! Medienpädagogisches Projekt Mittelschule

Filmweek Mittelschule Lauingen

Graduating class students reflect on their parents' (food) cultures in the form of short documentaries. Read more in German


Medienpädagogisches Projekt Mittelschule

#DOKfilmklasse – Mittelschule filmt!

Film work with smartphone and camera in the model project Mittelschule filmt! in Regensburg. Read more in German


Filmpraxis Medienpädagogik Schule

Interviews: Film practice at school

We asked teachers how film practice projects succeed at school and what added value they have. Read more in German


Film platform for schools

Understanding the history of Europe with documentaries: launches a new form of learning for young people. Read more


GIRL GANG Dokumentarfilm

Accompanying material for feature length films offers school accompanying material for the cinema films GIRL GANG and NELLY & NADINE. Read more in German


Schule des Sehens on tour

Film education workshops by film experts with documentaries from the lives of young people. More soon.




Here is an overview of the events of recent years. Read more in German



Learn more about's goals and expertise. Read our Preamble for the Documentary Film School in English and more about our expertise, our partners and sponsors or our team in German



Here is an overview of all upcoming events of Read more


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Maya Reichert | Phone: +49 (0)177 6292629


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