DOK.network Africa

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 that is unique in Germany.

On 06 and 07 May, African Encounters (formerly: Africa Day) will present four films followed by Q&As, and a panel discussion – live at our Munich venues.

As part of the DOK.forum Perspectives, DOK.network Africa will also hold a workshop on “Towards a Participatory Approach“ at the HFF on 08 May.

Generation Africa Shifting the Narrative: Panel Discussion

Generation Africa Shifting the Narrative: Film Production

Panelists:
Sam Soko (producer), Martin Pieper (ZDF/arte), Don Edkins (producer STEPS), Florian Schewe (producer), Natascha Schwanke (DW Akademie)

Moderation: Josey Mahachi

 

Generation Africa Shifting the Narrative: Migration

Panelists:
Akuol de Mabior (director NO SIMPLE WAY HOME), Claudine Ndimbira (director LEND ME YOUR VOICE), Babucarr Manka (director HOME AGAIN), Tiny Mungwe (producer STEPS)

Moderation: Josey Mahachi

 

African Encounters at the DOK.fest München 2022

African Encounters 2022: Programme

Four films from the documentary film series Generation Africa will be shown on May 06 and 07 as part of African Encounters: The focus is on encounters and exchange with filmmakers from the African continent. Read more

 

Tiny Mungwe and Don Edkins about Generation Africa

We met Don Edkins and Tiny Mungwe from the South African non-profit media company STEPS, to talk about the Generation Africa documentary film project. Read more

 

About DOK.network Africa

About us

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

 

Festival Partnerships

DOK.network Africa works closely with its African partner festivals throughout the year. Read more

African Encounters (formerly: Africa Day)

Every year at the festival in May, African Encounters focuses on African documentaries and current film-aesthetic and social debates. Read more

Review 2018-2021

Africa Day @home 2021: Beyond Diversity

We presented the eighth Africa Day online and live at home – with three films from and about Africa. We also continued the panel discussion in digital format with the topic: Moving Beyond Diversity. Read more

 

FOLLOW THE NILE Fellowship Programme 2021

Again in 2021, DOK.network Africa proudly presented the fellowship program "Follow the Nile," which offers training in story and treatment development, financing and pitching. Read more

DOK.network Africa on YouTube

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

Africa Day 2020 @home

We presented the seventh Africa Day online and live at home – with three films from and about Africa. We continued the panel discussion in digital format with the theme: Stronger together – translating panafricanism into documentary filmmaking. Read more

 

Kenya Film Commission

New: FOLLOW THE NILE Fellowship Programme

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

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 DOK.network Africa Redicency Scholarship holders are guests at a Munich school. Read more in German

 

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