A platform for the discussion of media-political, technical and narrative trends Perspectives invites you to develop visions and impulses for the future of documentary film and to explore relevant media policy issues through panels, workshops and other public events.

In May 2023, Perspectives presented two major conferences that discussed the future of documentary film in all its facets.

The next edition of Perspectives will take place from 1 to 7 May 2024. Award


How will facts and stories be told in a future interconnected world? seeks answers to the question of how the development of technical possibilities affects non-fictional storytelling. The aim is to encourage the emergence of new innovative projects that combine content with different media formats and platforms in a meaningful way. This year, we are especially looking for projects focused on the use of Artificial Intelligence. The five nominated projects are presented annually at during the festival in May. 

Further information Perspectives 2023 – Conferences

It’s a Match! Connecting Formats to Audiences

Within an international conference from from 4 to 5 May, we will focus on audience behaviour and explore how to attract an audience and promote your documentary. Read more


Perspektive Kino! Konzepte für eine zukunftsfähige Praxis

Our conference "Perspektive Kino!" from 4 to 5 May explores possible synergies between regular cinema operations and film festivals with the aim of winning back audiences and generating new viewers. Read more


Award winner and Who Is Who experts of 2023 & event archive

Award winner 2023: TRUTH DETECTIVES

The jury, their statement and the project to watch: Here you can find all the information about this year's Award winning project.


Who is Who

The Who's Who of experts of the digital Perspectives 2023 can be found here.


Event archive (2017 to 2021)

We present the past events of Perspectives in an overview of our festival editions.