Main competitions & sections is a journey around the world with 14 films in the race for the VIKTOR Main Competition, worth 10,000 €. The films 2017


Ten films from the German-speaking area, nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch. The films tell unfamiliar stories about a familiar world showing that sometimes nothing is more unknown than your own neighbour. The films 2017


The competition section DOK.horizonte presents films from countries in transition dedicated to people and events beyond the daily news. They are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte. The films 2017

Student Award

The Student Competition presents the best documentary films by students of our partner film schools. The films are nominated for the Megaherz Student Award (5,000 Euros). The films 2017


DOK.panorama shows innovative documentary films from all over the world mapping the diversity and current trends of documentary storytelling. The films 2017


The retrospective presents films by great documentary filmmakers. Retrospective Georg Stefan Troller 2017


Every year, the topic section focusses on a special aspect of current documentary filmmaking. 2017


DOK.guest presents films from a guest region. DOK.guest Mexico 2017

Festival in Exile: Syria

Six documentary films and a panel discussion chart the development of the country's film history up to the present day. The films 2017

Munich Premieres

The Munich Premieres focus on new documentary films from Munich and its surroundings. The films 2017 – Open Air

Great music documentary films – open air at the HFF Munich. Free entrance! The films 2017


DOK.special gathers film sponsorships of our partners from culture and media institutions. We present film classics, film hybrids as well as thrilling sports and environment reports. The films 2017 Africa

At Africa, filmmakers and audiences from Germany and African countries meet on eye-level: the role of documentary films, filmmaking and perceptions of each other are on the agenda. The films 2017

DOK.4teens (Films for Youths)

The films in our programme, that we recommend for youths from the age of 14, are labelled "DOK.4teens". For each film there are free tickets for the first 14 pupils available at the Festival Center! The films 2017

Cross-sectional competitions


We honour outstanding documentary cinematography with the ARRI AMIRA Award. See the nominees 2017

FFF-Förderpreis Dokumentarfilm

The newcomers' award for young filmmakers from Bavaria. See the nominees 2017

Preis der SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

We nominate documentary films that show young peoples' perspectives making visible their individual living environment. See the nominees 2017

Documentary Film Music Award

The Documentary Film Music Award (5,000 Euros) honours the value of music as part of documentary filmmaking. Read more

Composition Funding

There are few funding oppurtunities for the joint work of filmmakers and composers. To strengthen this special collaboration and to support the creation of contemporary compositions, donates a prize of 2,500 Euros for documentary film and composition. Read more