The second edition of the all online DOK.fest München @home has just announced its full programme. From 5 to 23 May, 131 films representing 43 countries will screen online.
The films make up 14 sections, including:
- DOK.guest Canada, featuring seven documentaries from and about the 2021 special guest country.
- DOK.international, the international competition of DOK.fest München
- DOK.deutsch, the German-speaking region competition
- DOK.horizonte, telling the stories of countries in transition
- Student Award, featuring outstanding German-speaking films from students of the region
- DOK.focus Empowerment, highlighting the struggle for social justice around the world
- DOK.panorama, on innovative documentary films from around the world
- Best of Fests, highlighting the best films from the current festival circuit
- Homage, a celebration of Czech Director Helena Treštíková
- Retrospective, 75 years of DEFA Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
- Münchner Premieren, a showcase of local film makers
- DOK.music, a new section for music documentary
- DOK.special, featuring a collection of film’s in collaboration with Munich institutions from culture, society, media, and TV on current topics of relevance.
- DOK.education, a combination of media literacy and cultural education aimed at young people
Across all sections, the quality that DOK.fest München is known for shines through with several interesting world premieres (keep an eye on Modern Times Review for all our WP coverage). Outside of the World Premiere space, prominent films including The Rossellinis (dir. Alessandro Rossellini), The Other Side of the River (dir. Antonia Kilian), Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi), Nemesis (dir. Thomas Inbach), Taming the Garden (dir. Salomé Jashi), and This Rain Will Never Stop (dir. Alina Gorlova) will all screen.