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.

The exchange with our local participants is very important to us. If possible, we would like to invite you again next year to the HFF Munich. As the further development of measures to contain COVID-19 is not yet foreseeable, we are currently planning a hybrid version of the Perspectives 2021.



Retrospect: Perspectives 2020

For the latest reason, the Perspectives could take place in the usual way. Instead we transferred our formats into virtual space in order to be able to offer the documentary film industry high-quality workshops and discussion rounds again this year.

International Industry Events

The exchange of ideas is now more important than ever before, not only for the documentary film industry. With our international online-events Networks for Future! – Joining Forces for the Documentary Film Industry and Playground Documentary we are overcoming closed borders to bring the European industry together, in order to continue a fruitful exchange and to learn from each other. – award for new narrative formats, the award for new narrative formats, seeks answers to the question of how facts and stories will be told in an extremly connected world in the future. The five nominated projects will be presented at @home. You can find the selected projects here.


The spread of the coronavirus and the associated restrictions on public life have a massive impact on the work of film-makers. There is a great deal of uncertainty, government rules are not always clearly formulated. With the legal advice workshop and the individual advice of the Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft we react to this situation and offer our local industry the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information.
The consultations will be held in german language. Perspectives – events archive Perspectives (2017 to 2020)

We present the past events of the Perspectives.

Overview of the editions