Canada is guest country at the DOK.fest Munich 2020
In the festival section DOK.guest Canada several directors present their current films personally. One focus is on indigenous cinema, which has been given a special place in Canadian film promotion in recent years. Among the films is LA FIN DES TERRES (Loïc Darses, Canada 2019, 90 min.), a film essay that questions the ideas of identity and political consciousness of the millennial generation in Quebec.
In the Space-Age Kunststoffhaus Futuro at the Pinakothek der Moderne, the VR POP UP CINEMA of the DOK.fest München presents current documentary VR/360° Experiences from Canada. The VR scene there, with companies such as Felix & Paul Studios, is a leader in this future-oriented field.
Every year, the DOK.forum marketplace invites an international guest delegation to Munich. 2020 we welcome filmmakers from Canada. In pitchings in front of decision-makers from the German-speaking countries, they receive exclusive access to the European film industry. In addition, DOK.forum, together with the Montréal International Documentary Festival, will enable three up-and-coming producers from Québec and three from Bavaria to work together on new co-productions on both sides of the Atlantic. They are offered training, master classes, individual support and networking events.
Under the title Portraits Croisés, an exchange program between the HFF Munich and INIS Montréal has been taking place since 2008. The program enables two students from each university to make short documentaries that premiere at the DOK.forum.
The Canada guest country project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada and the Government of Canada. The projects with a Quebec component receive additional support from the Québec Government.