The Perspectives offer a platform for dealing with media policy, aesthetic and technical questions.

In case studies, top-class panels, workshops or workshop discussions we discuss challenges in the industry and question narrative trends and the effects of technical innovations on the practice of filmmakers and the perception of the public.

We see ourselves as an interface between the industry and the festival audience and invite all interested parties to get to know the work of renowned or up-and-coming filmmakers and to exchange views on new trends in documentary film.

Call for entries 2020

Call – Award for New Narrative Formats

For the first time, a prize for cross-media and interactive storytelling will be awarded at the Perspectives 2020. Read more

Theme focuses 2019

Insights & Visions

With a focus on the topics of alternative financing and material development, experts and the public come together for an open exchange. To the events

Industry & networking

We negotiate the aspects and discourses that are currently driving the industry. The programme includes media policy panels, presentations and workshops as well as network events. To the events

Film & talk sees itself as an interface between the interested public and the industry. In the film & talk section, festival visitors get in contact with filmmakers and students at detailed Q&As or cross-media events such as Film Meets Print. To the events