You and your commitment are needed: The DOK.fest München team – that's you!



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DOK.fest München is one of the largest documentary film festivals in Europe with a focus on long, creative and international documentary films. Every year we show around 120 films from over 40 countries and host filmmakers from all over the world. In 2024 we will celebrate our 39th festival edition.

As a motivated documentary film and festival enthusiast, you now have the chance to look behind the scenes of DOK.fest München and actively participate!

DOK.fest München took place dual for the first time in 2022, setting the course for the future of the festival – our goal is the maximum possible participation in the festival: the films screened both in Munich on the big cinema screen and throughout Germany on the digital home screen. After 2023, we will again present this year's DOK.fest München (at the cinemas from May 1 to 12 and @home from May 1 to 20) in a dual format again., the festival's industry platform, will also take place during the festival, as well as, the festival's education programme and our African focus Africa.
To make all this happen, we need your support!

DOK.fest München is committed to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion in all areas of work and pursues the goal of promoting and implementing this within the team. We welcome applications from all people who have the relevant qualifications and commitment for the job.



At DOK.fest München 2024 there will be the following areas of deployment:

Cinema support

  • Responsible for the organisational process
  • Admission, audience and guest support
  • Checking the technology (microphones etc.)



  • Issuing the festival pass
  • Guest relations
  • Enquiries from juries and filmmakers



  • Ticket sales and programme advice
  • Friendly and service-oriented approach


Support of our @home area

  • Hotline support
  • Mail support
  • Working from home/remote possible throughout Germany
  • Extended support required from May 1 to 20


Support of the industry platform

  • Support of the conferences and the workshops (HFF)
  • Support of the Marketplace
  • Guest support
  • Catering


Special Events

  • Opening and award ceremonies
  • Admission, audience & guest services
  • Drinks and catering service
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the event
  • Possibly supervision of the festival lounge


Set-up and dismantling

  • Festival counter (HFF and Deutsches Theater)
  • Festival bar
  • Setting up of the festival centres
  • Set-up (tbc) & dismantling (May 13)


Drivers for material and guests

  • Distribution and delivery of the programme booklets
  • Airport trips for filmmakers
  • City centre trips for the juries
  • Driving licence and driving experience required

The material and guest driving is not a volunteer position – we are looking for employees in this area.


VR Pop-Up Cinema

  • Technical support on site: polite, technically solution-oriented interaction with our festival visitors during their virtual cinema experience
  • Supervision from 27 April



  • We expect at least level B2 in German for the best possible communication in all areas of employment, except for drivers and the support of the industry platform
  • Everything you need to know at a glance: download the info sheet with all the information here. Feel free to share it with your friends and acquaintances – we are very happy about new interested people!
  • Click here to get all information about the employment models and necessary contract documents


For more information on the individual areas, please contact:

Lara Schimpf
Festival team management
+49 (0)89 51 39 97 88