Film literacy programme is the year-round educational programme of Germany's largest documentary film festival DOK.fest München. The 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.

In addition to work in film reception, film practice, teacher training, face-to-face workshops for school classes and an annual youth film competition, the heart of this program is the "Schule des Sehens" ("School of Seeing"), which runs around 50 school class workshops for three age groups in the cinema. Through's initiatives with numerous cultural institutions, TV institutions and schools, project director Maya Reichert has built up a large qualitative network in which the artistic narrative documentary film is always at the center.

All projects combine media literacy and cultural education: artistic documentaries tell real stories in cinematic images. They offer a variety of approaches to encourage children and young people to look closely, to recognize the art of filmmaking, and to raise their awareness of different levels of truth and reality in cinematic storytelling.

Here we will keep you up to date on which programs are taking place as part of the Munich International Documentary Film Festival and which are spread throughout the year. 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


Short film day 2023

Cultural educational excursion for school classes – an award-winning, entertaining film for 9th-12th graders including film analysis and discussion with the director plus information about studying at HFF Munich. Read more in German


Project day with film talk

We organize the cultural educational excursion of your school classes – with socially relevant and artistically valuable documentaries in a cinema in Munich. Read more in German


Kulturtag Film with KRISTOS, THE LAST CHILD

The educational excursion to the cinema: In cooperation with the Greek Film Week, offers a school screening including a film discussion on 21 November. 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 in German


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


Film Days of Bavarian Schools is part of the Film Days of Bavarian Schools 2023 (Filmtage Bayerischer Schulen) in Straubing, among others with the DOK.fest München Förderpreis. Read more in German


Schule des Sehens 2024 (School of seeing)

1–3 May 2024: HP8 and Pasinger Fabrik
6–10 May 2024: HFF München
SAVE THE DATE for our Schule des Sehens: Film education and media literacy in the cinema and online. More soon!


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




Learn more about the team. Read more



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 the events of recent years. Read more in German

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


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