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.


Year-round educational programme

Workshop in autumn 2023

In the three-day holiday workshop "I see something you don't see", young people learn how to use the camera in a playful way. Read more in German


Youth Film Competition

You have experienced something and want to tell your story? Take part in the documentary film competition for young people! Read more in German



Filmworkshops offers workshops for all young people who want to make their own documentary film. Read more in German


Erwachsenenbildung: Film lesen lernen!

Reading films!

Film education for adults at the MVHS: Every six months we take a look behind the scenes of a short documentary film. Read more in German


Teacher trainings

Accompanying material and training courses allow for age-appropriate follow-up of documentaries used in the classroom. Read more


Filmpraxis Medienpädagogik Schule

Film teacher Interviews

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


film making in school supervises documentary film projects by school classes and film groups all year round in Munich. Read more in German


Project day with film talk

Director Uli Decker comes to your school to talk to students about her film, gender roles and family secrets. Read more in German


Kulturtag Film

A culture day at the Cinema! offers school classes a documentary film screening including a film discussion. Read more in German


Film platform for schools is part of nextus, the european platform for documentary feature-length films in the classroom. Read more


GIRL GANG Dokumentarfilm

Accompanying material for feature length films offers school accompanying material for current documentary films. Read more in German




Exclusively for 18-year-olds: with the KulturPass free admission to all DOK.aroundtheclock films at DOK.fest München. Read more




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


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


Contact and Newsletter Registration

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


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