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 programme 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.

Learning to read film is a skill that is more important than ever these days. Our film educators show how the creative stylistic devices of film affect us and trigger emotions. Our centerpiece is the Schule des Sehens, a film education project for school classes in Munich and sourrounding areas and in the online version for schools throughout Germany. You can find the full range of our services here on our website.

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Year-round educational programme

Schule des Sehens 2024

Media literacy at DOK.fest München 2024: School class workshops with curriculum-relevant short films for 3 age groups in the cinema and online! Apply now


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 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


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


Schule des Sehens goes Würzburg

Film education in the cinema and in the classroom: The Schule des Sehens in cooperation with the 50th International Film Weekend Würzburg. Read more in German


Short film day 2023

We are proud winners of the Creative Award of the Short Film Day and invite 9th-12th graders to the HFF Munich with the amusing film HAEBERLI on 21 December. 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


Instagram takeover

In the workshop "Ich seh’ etwas, was du nicht siehst" young Munich residents learnt how to use the camera and take over the Instagram channel of 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 cinema documentary 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




Get to know 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


Contact and Newsletter Registration

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


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