A platform for the discussion of media-political, technical and narrative trends

With Re:arraning Reality – Postproduction in Documentary Film, we set a new programme focus in 2021. In addition, we looked at current media policy from the perspective of developments caused by the pandemic. With our workshops and consultancies on impact production, festival strategies and international co-production, we could offer valuable trainings in this year's programme. The award and exciting case studies on virtual documentary narration featured new trends in documentary storytelling.

The next edition of Perspectives will take place from 4th to 12th May 2022.

Please find here selected recordings of the events 2021




The Award Winners 2021 – Three industry awards in cooperation with DOK.fest München – award for new narrative formats

How is film narration changing due to the development of new technologies? Sponsored by the Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien (BLM) and endowed with 2,500 euros, the prize seeks innovative solutions for the storytelling of documentary or journalistic factual content. Further information on the award and the winning project 2021


DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe

Documentary montage in focus. The award is part of the new programme section "Re:arranging Reality", which revolves around the post-production of documentary films and is being developed in cooperation with Adobe. The DOK.edit Award - presented by Adobe is endowed with 5,000 euros. Further information on the award and the winning film 2021


VFF Documentary Film Production Award

Unique in Germany, the prize focuses on the work of documentary film producers. The prize is sponsored by the VFF Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH and is endowed with 7,500 euros. Further information on the award and the winning film 2021 Perspectives 2021 @home

New Media

New projects that use AR, VR, online formats or exhibition spaces to bring stories to life – with a focus on new narrative trends for documentary storytelling.
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Re:arranging Reality – Post-production in documentary film

Programme focus Postproduction: Editors share their experiences and we explore how the perception of real stories in documentary film is influenced by editing.
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Workshops & Consultancies

International industry experts offer One-on-One-advice on festival strategies, European co-production or how to work on impact producing as a filmmaker.
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Media Policy

We provide a platform for current discussions of our changing working structures and invite experts to share their visions for the future of documentary film. Read more

German-speaking events

Here you can find an overview of our German-speaking events here. Read more

English-speaking events

Here you can find an overview of our English-speaking events. Read more Perspectives – events archive Perspectives (2017 to 2021)

We present the past events of the Perspectives.
Overview of the editions


Who is Who

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