Africa @home

In its seventh year, the festival's Africa focus promotes the perception and representation of the African continent beyond short-lived headlines and stereotypes. In addition to the presentation of African documentary films in Munich, cultural exchange with screenings of DOK.fest highlights at our partner festivals and the promotion of young African filmmakers are also part of the core programme of this project, unique in Germany.

This year we presented three films and one discussion at the Africa Day as part of DOK.fest München @home.

About Africa

Africa Day @home: Pan-Africanism

We present the seventh Africa Day online and live at home - with three films from and about Africa and a digital live discussion: Stronger together - translating panafricanism into documentary filmmaking. Read more


Project description

An introduction to the project and its African partners. Read more

NEW: FOLLOW THE NILE Fellowship Programme

We are proud to present a new Fellowship Programme accompanied by training in story and treatment development, financing and pitching. Read more

Festival Partnerships Africa works closely with its African partner festivals throughout the year. Read more Africa on YouTube

The constant platform for new documentary films from Africa, discussions, clips and festival trailers. See the platform

Retrospect 2019

Africa Day 2019

Under the motto "East Africa - A Region in Transition?" we will take a look at modern East Africa beyond exotic colonial romanticism on Africa Day 2019. Read more


Our scholarship holders to visit a Munich school

In exchange with international filmmakers. The Africa Redicency Scholarship holders are guests at a Munich school. Read more in German


Retrospect 2018

Africa Day 2018

Under the heading WHAT’S NEXT: YOUNG AFRICAN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING the Africa Day 2018 gazes into the future of African documentary – with three forward-looking debutfilms and a panel discussion. Read more


DOK.special im Museum Fünf Kontinente

Together with Museum Fünf Kontinente DOK.fest presents two outstanding portraits of women from Cameroon and Burkina Faso and an accompanying discussion event. Read more