Moving Docs partner Dok.fest Munich (May 8 to 19, 2019) screens 159 films from 51 countries at 20 venues in the city, awards 15 prizes and much more… The goal of the festival is to promote creative documentaries and to make them accessible to a wider audience. This year’s selection includes a retrospective to the awarded Peruvian-Dutch director Heddy Honigmann and European documentaries distributed with the support of Moving Docs and Creative Europe, such as Push, Citizen Europe and Sakawa.
This year, the VR POP UP KINO also presents seven documentary VR/360° experiences. The subjects vary; you can go on a space mission with NASA astronauts, immerse yourself in the world of a bipolar young woman or ride a motorcycle from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, exploring a new perspective of representation of reality.
Dok.fest Munich is an annual event, founded in 1985 by the Munich documentary filmmakers association (AG Dok). It has become one of the largest and most dynamic documentary film festivals in Europe, supporting not only well-known filmmakers, but also directors from “low production courtiers”. The festival aims at bringing together the public and professionals.
During the festival open case studies, masterclasses, panels and workshops are organized, offering practical training and innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking. Apart from screenings in the most distinguished cinemas of Munich, the festival has teamed up with cultural institutions such as the modern art museum Pinakothek der Moderne and the Munich State Library. The opening film for Dok.fest Munich 2019 is The Whale and the Raven by by Mirjam Leuze.