Film literacy programme DOK.education

"I am very happy that in a culturally yet very rich city such as Munich, we have succeeded with DOK.education in making the artistically narrative documentary film as an art and cultural treasure so well known in schools that every year a good 3,000 students from the city and around come to our cinemas to see the film and analyse it together."
Maya Reichert, head of DOK.education


DOK.education is the year-round educational programme of Germany's largest documentary film festival DOK.fest München. DOK.education'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 "School for the Art of Seeing" which helds a good 50 school class workshops for three age groups in the cinema. Through the initiatives of DOK.education 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 DOK.education 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.

Since March 2020 DOK.education reaches out with an online version of the programme. The team developed – based on their longtime experience in film mediation – three one-hour online seminars within a flipped classroom model to replace the regular attendance seminars during the coronabased homeschooling situation. Pupils watch the curated films and learn in the moderated part how documentary films are made and how they work through film language and the reception of the spectators. Accompanying school material for the film seminar gives teachers the opportunity to follow up in the classroom or via homework. The online version in May 2020 was a huge success: over 300 teachers requested the seminar for their classes, and by the end of the festival in May almost 3,000 pupils had seen it.

As part of the DOK.fest online edition, DOK.education has gained further online experiences with an online camera workshop for young people, two zoom teacher training courses and our online video seminars for school classes at home. The extremely positive feedback from teachers and pupils makes it clear to us that our online seminars were recognized as high-quality education and very popular.

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

Take a look at the DOK.education 2021 programme booklet.

 

Ganzjähriges Bildungsprogramm

Learning by Docs Europe

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

 

Film classes

DOK.education takes on the mentorship of school classes, film groups or P-seminars.
Read more in German

 

Festival programme for schools

School for the Art of Seeing 2021

The moderated digital teaching units for school classes use a short film to provide an initial understanding of the readability of artistic film narratives. Here is an overview of the 2021 programme in German.

Film premiere TEACHERS FOR LIFE

Beyond frontal teaching and troubleshooting: In the film TEACHERS FOR LIFE we meet teachers with a passion. Online film premiere with DOK.live Film Talk including audience chat.
Read more in German

 

Live Q&As

Your school class in a live conversation with the filmmakers: On Saturday, 15 May, we invite you to a personal encounter in the digital space.
Read more in German

 

DOK.4teens: Festival films from the age of 14

The best films of the 36th DOK.fest München for young people aged 14 and over. We are preparing an exciting and moving programme for you.
Read more in German

Stories aus der Stadt Münchner Stadtbibliothek Am Gasteig

Stories from the city: window display exhibition

What does the city look like from the point of view of a sniffing dog? STORIES FROM THE CITY brings real-life experiences and those documented with a mobile phone back into the cityscape. 
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Award Ceremony of the Youth Film Competition

A cordial invitation to all those interested in films to the online award ceremony as part of the 36th DOK.fest Munich. DOK.education and BLLV e.V. present the winners of this year's Bavarian youth film competition.
Read more in German

 

YouTube Workshop with Ilka Knigge

How can I motivate my followers about the topic of climate change? An online workshop with Ilka Knigge from the YouTube channel "PlanetB" of Bayerischer Rundfunk – register now! 
Read more in German

Practical Workshop Camera

As part of the 36th DOK.fest München, freelance cameraman Martin Noweck from the Munich Media Centre offers an introduction to working with the camera.
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Documentary film competition for young people

In the Bavaria-wide film competition for young people, we were looking for short cinematic narratives that show us life. Submissions were open until 6 April.
The submission conditions

 

Information

About DOK.education

Learn more about DOK.education'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

 

Archive

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

Calendar

Here is an overview of all upcoming events of DOK.education.
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 DOK.education 2021 programme for children and young people.
Read more in German

 

DOK.education Bavaria-wide

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

 

 

Contact and Newsletter Registration

Maya Reichert / Mail: reichert@dokfest-muenchen.de / Phone: 00 49 177 629 26 29

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