Programme in May

In May DOK.fest München presents over 130 international documentaries on the big screen at 20 partner venues in downtown Munich. The programme is divided into four main competitions and eight series. Due to COVID-19 containment measures, the festival has been held temporarily online since 2020.

Competitions and sections

A meeting place for the documentary film industry: The Perspectives take a look at the future of documentary film in workshops, case studies and panels. The co-production and ideas market Marketplace provides concrete offers for the realisation of new documentary film projects. Since 2020, the industry platform has been held temporarily online due to the COVID-19 containment measures. Industry

The festival's educational initiative offers over 70 film workshops for pupils of all ages and families as well as hands-on workshops for children and young people aged 6 to 18. Our teacher training courses make media educators fit for digital teaching. Since 2020, the education programme has been held temporarily online due to the COVID-19 containment measures.

As a unique platform in Germany, the festival's Africa programme promotes the perception and representation of the African continent beyond short-lived headlines and stereotypes. The focus is on the active exchange of filmmakers and training programmes for young African documentary filmmakers. Since 2020, the Africa focus has temporarily taken place online due to the COVID-19 containment measures. Africa

New technologies of documentary: The Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema presents a selection of relevant VR and 360° experiences in the Space Age plastic house FUTURO in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema

Year-round programme

Experience our festival films all year round as guests of our cultural partners in downtown Munich.


A selection of the best films from the last festival will be on tour in Bavarian cinemas from October to December.

DOK.tour Bayern

We offer our documentary film schools and teacher training throughout the year. Every March, the documentary film competition for young people invites young film fans aged 6 to 18 to submit their films. autumn and winter 2019