Diversity in documentary film! But how?

A collaborative session by AG DOK, Neue deutsche Medienmacher.innen and DOK.fest München on questions of diversity in the German documentary film business.





This panel takes a look closer look on structural deficits in the film industry and possible solutions. How can we achieve diversity behind the camera? Whose perspectives has been (re)presented so far and in what form?

The event will be held in German. For more information, please switch to the German version of the website.


This is a hybrid event.

To attend on site, please book a free ticket in advance. 

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Fatima Abdollahyan
Dokumentarfilm (Bayerischer Rundfunk)

Fatima Abdollahyan studied political science in France and Germany and graduated from the WestminsterUniversity London with a MA in International Relations. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Television and Film Munich with her film KICK IN IRAN which premiered at Sundance and was shown at over 30 international film festivals. Her film FREEDOM BUS premiered at the Filmfest Munich in 2014 where it was awarded twice. Currently, Fatima works as commissioning editor for the documentary department of BR.

Biene Pilavci
Pilavci, Birnur (Pilavci, Birnur)

Biene Pilavci began the Directing programme at the DFFB in Berlin in 2005 where she made numerous short films. Pilavci completed her studies in 2012 with her third-year film ALLEINE TANZEN about the power of family. In 2013, she made CHRONIK EINER REVOLTE – EIN JAHR ISTANBUL with support from ZDF and ARTE. She is co-founder of the film-political initiative NichtmeinTatort and the film network Neue Deutsche Filmemacher*innen.

Dietmar Post
(Play Loud! Productions)