In its sixth 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.

About Africa

Project description

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

Africa Day

East Africa is a place of longing for many travellers: But what makes modern East Africa apart from exotic colonial romanticism? Africa Day at DOK.fest München 2019 focuses on a changing region. Read more Africa Residency

We are proud to present the scholarship holders of the Africa Residency programme 2019. 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

Programme 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

Review 2017

Africa Day 2017

Under the heading THE FUTURE IS FEMALE!? WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES IN AFRICAN SOCIETIES the Africa Day 2017 focused on the image of women in African societies. Read more

Masterclass Africa

The Masterclass Africa discussed questions concerning different cultural practices of writing history and their value in modern times. Read more


In cooperation with the Goethe Intsitut and the Steidl Verlag Africa presents a photo exhibition about cinemas in Angola. 

DOK.fest meets ZIFF Zimbabwe

A report from the Zimbabwe International Film Festival, where project leader Barbara Off was a guest with a programme of events in August 2017. Read more