The children's and youth programme of DOK.fest considers itself a "school of seeing", which combines 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 and to raise their awareness for different levels of truth and reality in cinematic storytelling.'s programme addresses schools and teachers as well as interested young people and families, during the festival in May and the entire year.

Adapted to the current situation, the documentary film school in May 2020 will not be able to take place in the cinema as usual. Next year we will be back at the Munich Stadtbibliothek am Gasteig. But this year it is also important to us that your school class educational trip is not cancelled! For this reason, the team has developed a digital teaching unit for each of the three age groups, which you can send to your pupils using a password.

We will keep you up to date here on which programmes are part of the DOK.fest Munich @home 2020 and which take place all year round. Detailed information about can only be provided in German at the moment.

Take a look at the 2020 programme booklet.

Now online: Documentary Film School @home 2020




The moderated school class workshops for the home 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.

Further online program of @home in May 2020

Youtube Workshop @home

What it really means to be a YouTuberin - tips & tricks from and with Dana Newman. The workshop takes place online - register now! Read more in German.


Awardceremony Youth Film Competition

We cordially invite all those interested in film to the online award ceremony at the DOK.fest Munich. and BLLV e.V. present the winners of this year's Bavaria-wide youth film competition. Read more in German.

Familyfilms @home

Sunday stroll - and then? DOK.fest @home shows two selected documentary films for the whole family.
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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.


Teacher Training is continuously training the use of documentary storytelling. Read more in German.

Practical Workshop Camera @home

As part of the 35th DOK.fest Munich, the media centre offers an introduction to working with the camera. Read more in German.

Complete offer (digital and analogue) for young people and families Program Booklet

Here you can find the program booklet for May 2020. We would like to thank all partners and sponsors for their support also on our new path: @home! Read more in German.


KinderKino – Children's Cinema – Documentary Film Schoole for Families

Popcorn is always a treat: 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.


Complete offer (digital and analogue) for school classes and teachers

Specialist day "Lively memorisation with dance and theatre"

In October, 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.

Filmclasses takes over sponsorship 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? In the Bavaria-wide film competition for young people we are looking for short film stories that show us life. Submit now until 04. April 2020! Read more in German.

m80 Editors' Workshop

Reporting from the world of a film festival? Interviewing a professional filmmaker? In the m80's workshop, young people can experience the everyday life of a cultural editorial office during the winter holidays. This is a unique project 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. offers one-day workshops in different bavarian cities for everyone who wants to make their own film. Read more in German.




Learn more about's goals and expertise. Get to know our Preamble for the Documentary Film School in English and read more about our expertise, our partners and sponsors or our team in German.



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


Here is an overview about all upcoming as well as past 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 2020 programme for children and young people. Read more in German. 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 into the country. Read more in German.



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