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.

Take a look at the 2021 programme booklet.


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


Documentary Film Competition for Young People

In the Bavaria-wide film competition for young people, we are looking for short cinematic narratives that tell from real life. Starting now and until 1 April 2023. Read more in German


Workshop for young people: Documentary Storytelling

A film is always as interesting as the story it tells. offers several workshops for all young people who want to make their own film. Read more in German


History Award: your film about water

Submit your film for the History Award 2023 now! will host the award ceremony during the festival in May 2023. Read more in German


Year-round educational programme goes ZWICKL: Teacher training

For teachers from Schwandorf and Oberpfalz, and ZWICKL offer a practice-oriented training on the Schule des Sehens. Register here



In the cooperation project, young people meet contemporary witnesses and learn interview techniques and media skills. A documentary journey of discovery. Read more in German


P-Seminarbettreuung 2023

Filmpraxis in der Schule - Exptert*innen berichten

Wir haben Lehrkräfte gefragt, wie filmpraktische Projekte an der Schule gelingen können und was der Mehrwert sowohl für Schüler.innen als auch die Lehrenden ist. Weiterlesen


Nelly&Nadine Film

Educational accompanying material for NELLY & NADINE

A true, touching love story of two women during the 2nd World War. offers educational material to accompany the film. Read more in German


Educational accompanying material for GIRL GANG

The award-winning documentary is available in our online film library (with english subtitles)! You can also find educational material on the film created by here for free use. Read more in German


Lehrkräftefortbildung Filmbildung für Lehrkräfte

Teacher trainings trains teachers in the use of documentary film narration. Here you can find our upcoming training courses. Read more in German


#DOKfilmklasse – Mittelschule filmt!

Creative filmmaking with smartphone and camera in the project Mittelschule filmt! at the Clermond-Ferrand Middle School Regensburg. Read more in German


Filmplatform for schools

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


Award of prize – School filmfestival AUFBLENDE

Cooperation and award foundation at the German wide School filmfestival AUFBLENDE 2022: congratulates the winner Laura Kennemann for her documentary QUEER. Read more in English




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 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 2022 educational programme. Read more in German bavariawide

We cooperate with the ZWICKL in Schwandorf: Anne Schleicher and her team – thanks to the sponsors there – bring the documentary film school of into the country. Read more in German


Contact and Newsletter Registration

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

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