Dokufest DocuTalks News

DokuFest, which kicks off 7 – 25 August, has announced its full slate of panels & discussions. To be held online, the special events make up the festivals’ DocuTalks programme. bringing together local filmmakers, scholars, and activists alongside international figures in the non-fiction film community, DocuTalks offers 6 highly relevant conversations and discussions on the state of documentary film in the current world.

Find the full slate and information about registration below. All times reflected as CET.


  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 @ 15:00
    Beyond 2020 Into a New Normal: Anna Serner in conversation with Brigid O’Shea [Online Talk] Anna Serner, director of the Swedish Film Institute in conversation with Brigid O’Shea the co-founder of the Documentary Association of Europe.
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 17:00
    Applying Lessons from the Past [Online Talk] A diverse panel of experts, scholars, and filmmakers will draw from their personal experiences and works to discuss how we can use and transmit credible and verified information about the violence in the past? How can material evidence from the past transform bias narratives?
    Open for the Public
  • Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 15:00
    Green Talk: Energy Democracy in Kosovo [Online Talk] What are the key strategies to identify the role of power and politics in the regime that resists renewable energy? How are we able to encourage the manifestation of energy democracy and how could that impact public behavior to demand infrastructural change for the transition to clean and sustainable energy?
    Open for the Public
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 16:00
    Film Festivals in the Virtual Sphere [Online Talk] Moderated by Pamela Cohn, Orwa Nyrabia (IDFA), Cíntia Gil (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Veton Nurkollari (DokuFest) and Shane Smith (Hot Docs) discuss the challenges and opportunities of shifting festivals to a virtual sphere.
    Open for the Public
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 15:00
    Reimagining the Cultural Collaboration: Teesa Bahana, Consuelo Bassanesi, Linda Llulla Gashi and Pooja Sood. [Online Talk] Prince Claus Fund partners discuss what will the post-pandemic ‘normal’ landscape looks like in cultural and artistic collaborations and how do we strengthen the links between artistic creation and society during the global health, economic and social crisis?
    Open for the Public
  • TBA
    State of Media in Crisis