The film programme of DOK.fest München. At the cinema. At home.
3 to 14 May 2023 at the Munich venues
8 to 21 May 2023 @home
As always, DOK.fest München opens the view out to the world: with 130 of the best and most current international documentaries from 55 countries. Our goal is the greatest possible participation in our films, which is why we bring them to the big screen in Munich cinemas as well as to home screens throughout Germany: DOK.fest stays dual.
DOK.international Main Competition
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the VIKTOR DOK.international Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The prize sponsor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.
DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.
Our guest country series this year looks east to Turkey: a country marked by ambivalences between tradition and modernity, secularism and religiosity. In four films, we examine various facets of life in Turkey and get to know five personalities who are tackling the pressing challenges of the country's current reality.
DOK.focus POWER OF MEDIA?
This year's DOK.focus series POWER OF MEDIA? deals with the contradictory and at the same time decisive role our media play in today's world in five selected films.
Retrospective DOK.network Africa
To mark the 10th anniversary of DOK.network Africa, our retrospective is dedicated to documentary films from the African continent. Guest curators from east, west and south Africa present six outstanding films from the 1970s to the 2020s.
DOK.panorama shows innovative documentary films from all over the world mapping the diversity and current trends of documentary storytelling – including many new discoveries and premieres.