Cinema: Schule des Sehens 2024


In a 90-minute workshop in the extracurricular learning environment cinema, your students get to see an age-appropriate short documentary film on the big screen.

Based on teamwork assignments, the students answer various questions relating to topic as well as style of the respective film. Thereby, children and young people learn how to read film in a differentiated way and are playfully motivated to use media critically and confidently.

The documentaries we choose narrate at eye level and with artistic standards from the perspective of young people. The workshops are conducted by film experts trained in media education and in most cases accompanied by the respective filmmaker.

During the 39th DOK.fest München in May 2024 our cinema-workshops will take place at Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF), Pasinger Fabrik and Gasteig HP8.

The educational programme of Schule des Sehens is only available in German language.


The films of Schule des Sehens 2024


The film for 7- to 12 year-olds
Bernadette Hauke, DE 2023, 15 min.

While diving, Freddy discovers a lot of rubbish in the Baltic Sea – a danger for marine animals. Together with diving professionals, the 12-year-old trains to retrieve abandoned fishing nets. Full commitment to protecting the environment! Read more in German


Hammoudis Traum – Els van Driel


The film for 11- to 16 year-olds
Huibert van Wijk, NL 2021, 15 min.

Sometimes Safiya wishes her life was a film. Her parents separated when she was little and the 12-year-old can only rarely see her father. But with her mother's new partner, she has a second father and even bonus siblings. Will there be a happy ending? Read more in German


Drehs um


The film for 15- to 20 year-olds
Mani Pham Bui, Hien Nguyen, DE 2022, 13 min.

Yen was born in Germany, her parents in Vietnam. Since studying in Norway, she understands how hard it is to build a new life in a foreign country with a different language. Yen learns to categorise her identity, her fears and also her strengths. Read more in German


Dates & registration for the cinema visit

90-minute workshop – at 8.40am / 10.30am / 12.30pm


  • Thursday, 2 May 2024 / Gasteig HP8
  • Friday, 3 May 2024 / Gasteig HP8
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2024 / Pasinger Fabrik


  • Monday, 6 May 2024 / Filmhochschule HFF
  • Tuesday, 7 May 2024 / Filmhochschule HFF


  • Tuesday, 7 May 2024 / Pasinger Fabrik
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2024 / Filmhochschule HFF / Pasinger Fabrik
  • Friday, 10 May 2024 / Filmhochschule HFF


4.00 euros per student / teachers free of charge.
Please pay cash on site or in advance.


Event locations
Gasteig HP8, Projektor, Hans-Preisinger-Straße 8, 81379 Munich
2–3 May 2024
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HFF München, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Bernd-Eichinger Platz 1, 80333 Munich
6–10 May 2024
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Pasinger Fabrik, August-Exter-Straße 1, 81245 Munich
7–8 May 2024
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We are looking forward to welcoming your school class!
Your contact person for any questions is Maya Reichert, Head of, Office phone: +49 177 629 26 29


Teacher trainings
We warmly invite you to our professional teacher trainings. The trainings are complementary and not obligatory for your class's participation at Schule des Sehens. Find more information about the teacher trainings here (in German).



Schule des Sehens as an online educational programme

The cinema screenings are fully booked? You can't come to Munich with your class?

With the online cinemas, the film education programme also enables school classes outside Munich to take a cultural education trip to the film festival. After registration, every teacher can use our educational programme flexibly: in the classroom, in distance learning or as homework.

In the online cinema hall, your school class will meet real filmmakers and watch an age-appropriate film under guidance. Our accompanying school material and prepared teaching units ensure sustainable preparation.

Click here for more information about the online cinema rooms.


Register here for the online version of Schule des Sehens by


Sponsors & Partners

In our multimedia world, it is not always easy to distinguish between fiction and reality. This makes it all the more important to learn media literacy, as it enables us to categorise our experiences and participate in culture. Anton Biebl, cultural adviser of the city of Munich and patron of


Schule des Sehens is an event of the International Documentary Film Festival Munich e.V. Sincere thanks are given to our partners und sponsors, who provide our students with cultural education, media competence training and participation in arts and culture this year.


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