The children's and youth programme of DOK.fest considers itself a "school of seeing", which combines 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 and to raise their awareness for different levels of truth and reality in cinematic storytelling.'s programme addresses schools and teachers as well as interested young people and families, during the festival in May and the entire year.

Detailed information about can only be provided in German at the moment.

Take a look at the 2020 programme booklet.

Ab 30. März online: Dokumentarfilmschule @home 2020

Die moderierten Schulklassen-Workshops für Zuhause vermitteln anhand eines Kurzfilms das differenzierte Sehen von Dokumentarfilmen. Hier finden Sie das Programm der Dokumentarfilmschule 2020 im Überblick. Weiterlesen

Weiteres Online-Programm von @home

Youtube Workshop @home

Was es wirklich bedeutet eine YouTuberin zu sein – Tipps & Tricks von und mit Dana Newman. Weiterlesen


Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb für junge Menschen 2020

Du kannst mit der Kamera umgehen und hast etwas erlebt? Beim bayernweiten Filmwettbewerb für junge Menschen suchen wir kurze filmische Erzählungen, die uns das Leben zeigen. Jetzt bis zum 04. April 2020 einreichen! Weiterlesen


Familienfilme am Sonntag @home

Sonntagsspaziergang war gestern! An den beiden Festivalsonntagen zeigen wir jeweils um 15 Uhr einen Dokumentarfilm für die ganze Familie auf der großen Leinwand. Demnächst mehr!
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Complete offer (digital and analogue) for school classes and teachers

The Documentary Film School

Each 90-minute workshop for school classes uses an age-appropriate short film to visualize and teach the differentiated perception of documentary films. Here is an overview of the 2020 documentary film school programme in German.

Teacher Training is continuously training the use of documentary storytelling. Read more in German.

Topic Conference Day: Vivid Rememberance With Dance and Theater

We are screening the film IF YOU DON'T KNOW, which ist about the dance theatre project of the same name. The film screening for school classes is followed by an experts discussion panel and a workshop. Read more in German.

Film Classes provides support for film groups or classes who are working on documentary film projects. Read more in German.

Educational Programme: Autumn and Winter 2019

We offer a range of exciting film workshops in autmn and winter for interested adults and school classes. Read more in German.

Cultural Conference Day For Schools With Film Of Your Choice

Film screening of a requested long documentary film by teachers (from the festival programme or the regular cinema programme), which is followed by a film talk. A collaboration together with City-Kinos Munich, the University of Television and Film Munich and the Munich City Library Am Gasteig. Read more in German.

Complete offer (digital and analogue) for young people and families

Family Films On Sunday

Sunday strolls are in the past! On both festival Sundays we show a documentary film for the whole family on the big screen at 3.00pm. More coming soon.

KinderKino – Documentary Film School For Families

Popcorn is always a treat: Children and young people can experience that cinema is much more than that at the documentary film school with their parents. We show MIT CASANOVA ANS MEER and OUR ISLAND in the children's cinema. Read more in German.

Film Premiere: TANZ IM MUSEUM

A music video like that of Beyoncé's and Jay-Z's "Apes**t", where they are dancing in the Louvre in Paris, just in Munichs Alte Pinakothek. A (film) project produced and showcased by young people from the youth centres of the Kreisjugendring München-Stadt! Read more in German.

Award Ceremony: Documentary Film Competition For Young People and BLLV e.V. present the winners of this year's Bavaria-wide youth film competition. The ceremony takes place at the University of Television and Film Munich as part of the DOK.fest Munich. Read more in German.

Youtube Workshop

What it really means to be a YouTuber – tips & tricks from and with Dana Newman. Read more in German.


Documentary Film Competition For Young People

In the Bavaria-wide film competition for young people we are looking for short documentary films that show us life in all its facets. Submit now until 4th of April 2020! Read more in German.


Practical Camera Workshop

As part of the 35th DOK.fest Munich, the media centre munich offers an introduction to working with the camera. Read more in German.

m80 Editors' Workshop

Reporting from the world of a film festival? Interview a professional filmmaker? In m80's workshop, young people can experience the everyday life of a cultural editorial office during the winter holidays. This is a unique project in Germany – participation is free of charge! Read more in German.


Filmmaking Workshops For Young People

Documentary - but cool! A film is always as interesting as the story it tells. offers one-day workshops in different bavarian cities for everyone who want to make their own film. Read more in German.



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


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


Here is an overview about all upcoming as well as past events of Read more in German.

Tips and Additional Links

You would like to learn more about filmmaking or try it yourself? Here is a list of other helpful websites. Read more in German.


Statement Of The Patron

Anton Biebl, Cultural Advisor of the City of Munich, on the 2020 programme for children and young people. Read more in German.


Contact and Newsletter Registration

Maya Reichert / Mail: / Phone: 00 49 177 629 26 29