"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.
Filmliteracy online: Documentary Film School @home 2020
The moderated online school class workshops use a short film to convey the differentiated view of documentary films. Here you can find an overview of the programme of the documentary film school 2020. Read more in German.
Complete offer (digital and analogue) for school classes and teachers
Specialist day "Lively memorisation with dance and theatre"
In October, DOK.education will show the film IF YOU DON'T KNOW about the same-named dance theatre project as a school class cinema, followed by a discussion and workshop. Read more in German.
DOK.education takes over the mentoring for school classes, film groups or P seminars. 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.
Documentary film competition for young people 2020
You can handle the camera and you have experienced something interesting? In the Bavaria-wide film competition for young people we are looking for short film stories that show us life. Submit now until April 4th, 2020! Read more in German.
m80 Editors' Workshop
Reporting from the world of a film festival? Interviewing a professional filmmaker? In the m80 workshop, young people can experience the everyday life of a cultural editorial office during the winter holidays. This project is unique 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 that it tells. DOK.education offers one-day workshops in different Bavarian cities for everyone who wants to make their own film. Read more in German.
Online programme of DOK.education @home in May 2020
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.
DOK.education constantly trains teachers in understanding documentary storytelling. Read more in German.
Practical Workshop Camera @home
As part of the 35th DOK.fest München, the media centre offers an introduction to working with the camera. Read more in German.
Youtube Workshop @home
What it really means to be a YouTube influencer. Tips & tricks from and with Dana Newman. The workshop takes place online. Register now! Read more in German.
Award Ceremony Youth Film Competition
We cordially invite all those interested in film to the online award ceremony at DOK.fest München. DOK.education and BLLV e.V. present the winners of this year's Bavaria-wide youth film competition. Read more in German.
Family films @home
Sunday stroll: And then? DOK.fest München @home shows two selected documentary films for the whole family.
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Complete offer (digital and analogue) for young people and families
DOK.education Programme Booklet
Here you can find the programme booklet for May 2020. We would like to thank all partners and sponsors for their support also on our new path: DOK.education @home! Read more in German.
KinderKino – Children's Cinema – Documentary Film School for Families
Beyond popcorn: 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", in which they are dancing in the Louvre in Paris, but in this case 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.
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.
Here is an overview of the events of recent years. Read more in German.
Here is an overview of all upcoming as well as past 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 2020 programme for children and young people. Read more in German.
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.
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Maya Reichert / Mail: email@example.com / Phone: 00 49 177 629 26 29