Filmmakers, artists, VJs, distributors, producers, gallery owners, universities or institutions are invited to submit their most current works and projects to the 32nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.
Up to 60 works will be nominated for the four awards of the festival. Also we will invite and try to enable all participating authors and artists to come to Kassel during the festival and to join us for discussions.
The festival grants three money prizes with a total worth of 11,500 Euro and one production grant. Independent juries decide about the allocation of the awards. The Golden Key awards the best documentary submitted by a young director. It is endowed with 5,000 € and supported by the City of Kassel. The Golden Hercules, worth 3,000 €, awards an outstanding production from the region of Northern Hesse. It’s sponsored by the Machbar GmbH, a corporate communications company headquartered in Kassel. The software company Micromata GmbH continuously supports the Golden Cube with 3,500 € in prize money. It awards the best installation of the exhibition Monitoring. Moreover, both the festival and the Werkleitz – Centre for Media Art present the junges dokfest: A38-Production-Grant Kassel-Halle. The grant aims to promote artistic films and media talents and to give a young audience an understanding of documentaries. Thanks to the kind support of the LPR Hessen and the Medienanstalt Sachsen-Anhalt (regulatory authorities for commercial broadcasting in Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt) the grant includes up to 4,000 € for living and traveling expenses and up to additional 4,000 € for allowance in kind.