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Information on routes and timetables at www.kvg.de and www.nvv.de Contents Table of Contents Imprint Credits Foreword Preface Introducing the Kassel Dokfest About the Kassel Dokfest Greetings Welcoming Remarks Team + Organization Team + Organization Information Information Program Overview Timetable Prices + Jury Awards + jury short + feature film program Short + feature film program Closing event: BRAZIL - Live film remix by pulp.noir + Award ceremony Closing Ceremony: BRAZIL - Live film remix by pulp.noir + Award junges dokfest: Seeing and understanding documentary film DVD for teachers " junges dokfest “- advance notice Hessian University Film Day Hessian University Film Day Workshop-Conference interfiction Workshop symposium interfiction DokfestLounge (Audiovisual Audiovisual Performance) DokfestForum Special Exhibition Special Exhibition Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories Exhibition Monitoring Exhibition Monitoring Index Thanks Acknowledgments Organizer Organizer: 3 4 5 11 12 14 16 22 26 120 122 128 130 134 136 142 144 148 166 169 Hauptförderer Main Supporters: Förderer Supporters: hFMA Medienpartner Media Partners: Sponsors Sponsors Partner Partners: mrschilling.com Exhibition Monitoring in cooperation with Exhibition Monitoring in cooperation with: IMPRINT IMPRINT: EDITOR PUBLISHER: Filmladen Kassel eV · Goethestrasse 31 · 34119 Kassel · Fon: + 49.561.70764-21 Fax: + 49.561.70764-33 · [email protected] · www.kasselerdokfest.de / EDITION EDITION: 6,000 / ISBN : 978-3-9812605-7-1 MEMBER OF: AG Kurzfilm, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm, Verbund Filmfestivals Hessen 3 Foreword Foreword After the anniversary is before the next anniversary, this also applies to the 31st Kassel documentary film and video festival. Last year, the team from the Machbar agency congratulated the 30th anniversary edition on the back of the catalog with a visionary look at the 60th Kassel Dokfest in 2043. We are approaching this event at a snail's pace and are carefully exploring the future direction of the Kassel Dokfest. What's next in the evolution of the media landscape? How do - not just our own - criteria change in relation to the representation and understanding of reality? As a substitute for these questions, this year's festival motif revolves - and not just for this reason - around the subject of forms, processes of order or transformations of original and reproduction, as well as possibilities. The molds in the form of animals and fantasy creatures, the tools - shovels and rakes -, all in screamingly colorful plastic tints, are flotsam of globalization. The plastic used - a material that can depict practically anything, from the concrete to the fantastic - not only contains an unlimited variety of shapes, but has literally become a serious, comprehensive waste problem in our civilization, almost like a dime a dozen indestructible life cycle. There will always be new formations of reality that open up opportunities for artistic creation. And even if they want to and have to set themselves apart from one another, they form an infinite network of references, a rhizome with nodes of different weight, which in turn constantly configure themselves differently in new possibilities. The grouping of the plastic molds also shows the desire to organize the world into systems that we can understand. At the same time, these processes of order counteract the supposed chaos and in turn shape the world in our perception. When washed ashore, each mold has its own, unknown, individual story within itself. But when they are rearranged and regrouped, new narratives always emerge. Similar to this year's opening film by Hannes Lang. I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER is an episodic documentary that brings together individual stories to provide information about the overall state of our planet. Every year we receive more and more submissions from all over the world. A playful sorting, or rather a simple sorting of the submissions, is very seldom possible due to the complexity described. Finding order, similarities or antipodes is one of the main tasks of the D okfest selection committees. ABOUT ORDNEN DER THINGE is also about the film of the same name by directors Jürgen Brügger and Jörg Haaßengier, who explore the sense and fanaticism for order among Germans in their work. It is a matter close to the heart of the Kassel Dokfest to create the framework for new possibilities, to oppose the same repetition and to create new things with relish. Numerous positive reactions during the development process of this year's festival as well as the support from the Kasseler Sparkasse and the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thüringen encouraged us to found a new section. The young dokfest - see and understand documentary film, which was launched six years ago, will be supplemented by the DokfestGeneration section from this year on. Nine stimulating and moving documentaries are aimed at film fans, not just older ones. Film knows no age is the motto. Which also means at the same time: "Film knows the age" and feeds on this wealth of experience. Ideally, this is where the generations come together for a fruitful dialogue that focuses on shared experience and experience beyond the question of age. The current motif suggests the association that the Kassel Dokfest can be realized with ease and as child's play. Above all, however, the 33 members of the various selection committees, who selected, grouped and ultimately shaped the program from a sea of ​​2,917 entries submitted this year, need dedication and passion. But even without the full-time employees and the countless helpers, we would not be able to show 290 films that present 16 media installations in the Monitoring exhibition, offer the 24 VJs and DJS in the DokfestLounge a creative environment. Support Hessian University Film Days, intensively discuss interfiction at the DokfestForum and at the workshop symposium and bring different media worlds to Kassel in numerous special programs and with a special exhibition (Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories). Only the positive and creative interaction of all those involved - and there are over 140 people in all areas - makes the Dokfest what it is. Our sincere thanks go to the supporters, sponsors, partners and supporters, as well as the filmmakers, artists and speakers who, with their help, lay the foundation for the Kassel Dokfest. Special thanks go to the City of Kassel, the Cultural Office, the Hessian Film Fund and the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art. Our main sponsors are reliable partners who have supported the current difficult funding situation with advice and action. There are many opportunities to encounter the richness of artistic documentary diversity in all sections. New experiences and debates form - when the gaze wanders from the same, trodden paths - with great ease as if by themselves. The interplay of the various festival sections makes the Kassel Dokfest an overarching media festival with an extensive and complex structure. With all the possibilities that are offered to the audience, we provide an orientation at hand. The individual sections are presented with a brief summary of the content on pages 6 to 9 in the sense of an “instruction manual”. We wish all visitors and ourselves an amusing, stimulating and exciting 31st Kassel Dokfest. development process of this year's festival as well as by the Kassel Sparkasse’s and the Sparkasse Kultur stiftung Hessen-Thüringen’s funding of a new section at the Dokfest. Six years ago the section junges dokfest - Watch and Understand Documentary Film for young people - was initiated; now it is being complemented by a new section DokfestGeneration. Nine stimulate ing and moving documentary films in this section are addressed (not only) to film enthusiasts of the older generation. The motto here is that film knows no age limits. Which at the same time means: “Film knows what it is to age” and indeed takes sustenance from this knowledge. Ideally, the generations meet here in fruitful dialog, in a space where living and experienc ing together beyond any questions of age is the most important thing. First row: Ann-Charlotte Günzel, Marina Golke, Constance Hahn, Beatrix Goffin, Steffen Härtel-Klopprogge Second row: Wibke Roeder, Karolina Neufeld, Theresa Grysczok, Florian Maubach, David Le Grant, Irmhild Scheuer, Carolin Ernst, Jessica Manstetten Third row : Marie Kersting, Jan Bode, Judith Funke, Christiane Rittgerott, Gerhard Wissner Ventura, René Rogge, Claire Fristot, Ulrich Ziemons, Alexandra Hertwig, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, Georgios Athanassiou, Gila Kolb // After the anniversary is before the anniversary - and This general principle also applies now to the 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. Last year, the advertising agency Machbar congratulated the Dokfest team on the issuance of its 30th anniver sary catalog with a back cover taking a visionary look forward to the 60th Kassel Dokfest that will be tak ing place in the year 2043. At a snail's pace we are, of course, approaching this event and already are begin ning to scout out future orientations for the Kassel Dokfest. What is coming next in the development of the media landscape? How are criteria changing (and not only our own) regarding the representation and the understanding of reality? With these and other ques tions in mind, this year’s festival motif shown on the catalog cover circles around the subject area of ​​forms, of ordering processes, of transformations of an original and of reproduction and its associated possibilities. The plastic forms for making animal and fantasy fig ures, the tools - shovels and rakes - all realized in shrilly colored plastic hues, these are the flotsam of our globalized times. The plastic that is used - a material that can represent almost anything from the most con crete items to the most fantastical - not only possesses a nearly unlimited diversity of forms, but also in its ex treme ubiquity (like grains of sand at the seaside) has become - with its almost indestructible life cycle - a serious and extensive waste problem in our civilization. There will always be new formations of reality that open up new possibilities of action in artistic creation. And even as these possibilities wish to - and indeed must - distinguish themselves one from another, an infinite network of interconnecting references is also taking form, a rhizome with differently weighted nodes that are constantly configuring themselves in new ways according to new possibilities. The groupings of plastic forms shown on our cover are also reminiscent of the wish to order the world in systems that we can under stand. At the same time, these ordering processes work against the seeming chaos that confronts us, and shape the world according to our perceptions. Washed ashore, each form carries its own unknown history in itself. But gathered and sorted and grouped together new stories are constantly being created. This is similar to what happens in this year's opening film by Hannes Lang. I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER is an episodic documentary film that brings together individual stories in order to provide information about the overall status of our planet. Each year more and more submissions from around the world come to us at the Dokfest. A playful sorting of these submissions or still more a simple ordering of them is only very seldom possible for us, owing to the aforementioned complexity of reality and its various representations. Yet the identification of structures, commonalities or antipodes is one of the chief tasks of the Dokfest selection commissions. Ordering things is also the subject of the film VOM ORDNEN DER DINGE (English title: ORGANIZED) by the directors Jürgen Brügger and Jörg Haaßengier who in their work investigate the Germans ’sense and fanaticism for order. It is a matter dear to our hearts at the Kassel Dokfest to create situations that allow for new possibilities, that are in opposition to the endless repetition of the “same old same old” and instead are able to shape something lively and new. We thus were heartened by the numerous positive reactions we received during the Our current cover photo might give rise to the idea that the Kassel Dokfest can be organized and realized with the ease of a child’s game. In fact, dedication and pas sion are especially required from the 33 members of the various selection commissions that chose, grouped and finally shaped this year’s program from a sea of ​​2,917 submitted works. And without the full-time festival staff and their countless helpers it would not be possible for us to show the 290 films, to present the 16 media in stallations in the Monitoring exhibition, to offer the 24 VJs and DJs a creative platform in the DokfestLounge , to support the young filmmakers in the context of the 5th Hessian University Day, to discuss intensively in the context of the DokfestForum and the workshop symposium interfiction, and to bring different media worlds to Kassel in numerous special programs and with a special exhibition (Counter -Histories / CounterStories). Only the positive and creative cooperation and teamwork of all participants - and this is more than 140 persons in all the different fields - a llow the Dok fest to become the special event that it is. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Dokfest’s promoters, sponsors, partners and supporters as well as the film makers, artists and speakers whose collective help and input create the basis for the Kassel Dokfest. A par ticular thank you goes to the City of Kassel, its Office of Culture, the Hessian Film Fund as well as the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art. Our principal sponsors are reliable partners who have accompanied us with advice and assistance through the currently difficult funding landscape. Now there are many opportunities to come into contact with a wealth of artistic and documentary moments in all the sections of the festival. New encounters and engagements take place and take shape with remark able ease, without any particular effort - whenever one’s gaze moves away from the beaten track to which we often confine ourselves. The interaction of the many different festival sections make the Kassel Dokfest into an overarching media festival with an extensive and complex structure. With all these diverse possibilities that are presented to Dokfest attendees, we also want to provide you with some orientation. In the manner of “Instructions for Use”, the individual sections of the festival are presented in a short summary on pages 6 through 9 of this catalog. We wish all our visitors - and ourselves, too - an enter taining, stimulating and exciting 31st Kassel Dokfest. 5 Introducing the Kassel Dokfest About the Kassel Dokfest L angfilm Feature length films Forty-three is the sum of four hundred and eighty-seven. Mathematically, of course, that is wrong. Regarding the feature-length film program of the 31st Kassel Dokfest, this is by no means incorrect: 487 filmmakers followed the call to submit documentary works with a duration of 65 minutes or more this year, and 43 long films will be shown during the festival in the Filmladen and Gloria Kino come. What is particularly noteworthy about the record number of submissions is that the perception of the festival abroad is constantly increasing and that more and more international productions are reaching us. The aim of the viewing is to be surprised, overwhelmed, impressed, irritated and also disturbed by the unbridled abundance of topics, perspectives and cinematic processing methods. And then it's time to make a representative selection from the rich pool - to form a sum that corresponds as closely as possible to a cross-section of the whole. Every film is the product of a unique arrangement of images, language, sound and music. Nonetheless, the multi-layered artistic inventory contains connecting lines of what moves the world on a small and large scale, politically, socially and existentially. The political stretches across all continents: from courageous activists in Egypt, to the exposure of media power in the - certainly not only - Estonian political circus, to large-scale autonomous self-government in the middle of short films Short films 24 programs of short and medium-length documentary and experimental films presents the Kassel Dokfest this year. The six members of the selection committee had the task of capturing the trends and currents of current film production from around 2,000 short films submitted. The result is a program in which, from observing documentaries to abstract animations, personal essays, queer-political music videos and artistic-activist field tests, from exploring the area to taking family portraits, an enormous variety of cinematic engagement with reality is shown.In many ways, the films in this program invite you to question familiar positions and change your perspective. This is done specifically at LOCATION DEUTSCHLAND, for example, where the topics of flight, migration and belonging are brought from the much-discussed borders of Europe to the center of local society. The revolutions and upheavals of recent years, which are closely related to it, continue to accompany us. LATE REVOLUTIONS looks at less-noticed sidelines of the resistance and asks about the afterlife of the revolutionary upheavals. CONFLICT AREAS also takes a second look, a program that questions the conditions under which images of global trouble spots are created. In general, it turns out that the mass production of images continues from a critical reflection on their power, on manipulation and 6 Caracas. Economic crises are dissected in microcosms in Germany and Russia. School education is looking for reasons for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. And different facts of the two world wars are tracked down, sometimes meticulously, sometimes through theater pedagogy. THE FOREST sheds a very unusual light on this form of growth, crisis - conflict - war in south-eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. In very personal approaches, the political increasingly reveals the social - sometimes in the thoughtful search for subordination through the experience of foreignness (GAZE), sometimes in an amusing way (TITOS BRILLE). And there is also sweeping in front of your own front door - with the topics of asylum, modern urban planning and East / West German history. The existential unfolds in dealing with illness, abuse and death. Supposedly trivial things like a shopping street in Mexico, lovesickness in New York or the sexual fantasies of older people become an experience through masterful narratives in the merging of image and sound. And art in itself? Polyphonic odes are dedicated to her - from the intensive musician portrait to the visually stunning view of THE GREAT MUSEUM, to the experimental questioning of creative processes and their influences. While Michel Gondry deals with the graphic translation of complex thoughts, Olivier Peyon's HOW I CAME TO HATE MATH makes it possible to understand the all-encompassing, ordering power of mathematics in our world. Nevertheless, a curated film program can and must never be the result of the logical sequence of a rigid mathematical formula. Control is accompanied. Between the programs IN: FORMATION, FROM PROBABLY WELL-TEACHED CIRCLES and APPROPRIATIONS OF THE REAL, there is a lively spectrum of critical strategies between dismantling and appropriation. Two programs deal with issues of ecology, climate protection and the coexistence of humans and nature (ADVERSE CLIMATE, NEGOTIATION ZONE) from different perspectives. Group dynamics on a more local and private level address three other programs: DOMINATING RELATIONSHIPS is dedicated to the self-assertion of the individual in the group, DIVIDED PASSION is about collective forms of care between compassion and indifference and I, YOU, ER, SHE, IT is about formative influence of intimate emotional ties, childhood love, family bondage and beauty contests. Diverse relationships manifest themselves not only in space, but also in time - a dimension to which films, as material storage of time, have particularly direct access: they flicker ghostly across the screen, update memories and project possible futures. In ARCHEOLOGY OF THE PRESENT, memory crystallizes in places and objects and is exposed layer by layer with the help of cinematic means. Elsewhere, plans are being made for a morning together with the filmmakers, we are looking forward to six eventful days of the festival and a curious and critical audience, whom we wish joy and aha-experiences in creatively arranging the individual contributions. he long film section was particularly influenced by Irmhild Scheuer, one of the founders of the Kassel Dokfest, over thirty festival editions. We bow to her tireless commitment and her unbroken passion. And we are grateful that we will not have to do without her competence, her wealth of experience and caring commitment for the entire team, the filmmakers and the audience in the future, because she will continue to advise us and the new section DokfestGeneration decisively shaped. Cheers to Imi! // Forty-three is the cross sum of four-hundred-eightyseven. That is of course mathematically wrong. But with regard to the feature films program of the 31st Kassel Dokfest not actually so wrong. The call for documentary works of 65 minutes or longer has been followed this year by 487 filmmakers. During the festival, 43 feature films will be presented in Filmladen and Gloria Cinema. Considering the new record number of works submit ted, it is worth noting that the festival is remarkably being noticed abroad and an increasing number of inter national productions reach us. In the selection process, the members of the committee have to be open minded to be surprised, overwhelmed, impressed, irritated, but also unsettled by the unbridled amount of issues, per spectives, and modes of film work displayed. And then it's a question of finding a representative selection of this rich collection - a number that should represent a good profile of all of them, preferably. Each film is the product of a unique sequence of pic tures, language, sound and music. At the same time there are connections in the multi faceted artistic inventories of what moves the world politically, socially, and existentially - locally, but also globally. D BEAUTIFUL PROSPECTS, which always unfold their dubious idyll when one turns one's back too decisively on the omnipresent past. On the other hand, it is about maintaining memories in DIE GEISTER, DIE ICH RIEF, where historical migration movements once again determine private stories and the schemes of the past leave their supernatural traces in the personal odysseys of the protagonists. It also becomes ghostly in PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A DEAD MAN: Here the dead and those who want to become one have their say. And what we can't be silent about is about forgotten things that push themselves to the surface with all their might. // 24 programs of short and mid-length documentary and experimental films are being presented this year at the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. The 6 members of the selection committee had the task of capturing the themes and trends in contemporary film production from around 2,000 films submitted. The result is a program ranging from observational documentaries to abstract animations, personal es says to queer political music videos to artistic-activist The Political affects all continents: from courageous ac tivist women in Egypt to the unmasking of medial pow er in the Estonian political circus (and not only there) and large-scale autonomous self-administration right in the middle of Caracas. Economic crises are dissected in microcosms in Germany and Russia. Schooling is ob served to identify reasons for the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. Stories and facts of both world wars are detected, sometimes meticulously, sometimes with the assistance of theater pedagogues. THE FOR EST is an extraordinary illumination of the escalation forms crisis - conflict - war ’in Southeast Europe in the second half of the 20th century. In very personal approaches political issues reveal social realities - here in the reflective search for ground after the experience of alienation (GAZE), there rather humorously light weight (TITOS BRILLE). Local issues are discussed with the topics political asylum, modern city planning and East-West German recent history. The existential element unfolds when having to deal with illness, abuse and death. Apparent trivialities like a shopping street in Mexico, love trouble in New York or sexual phanta sies of elderly people hit the viewer with brilliant story telling through fabulous images and montage. And what about art itself? Most different odes are dedicated to it - from an intense portrait of a musician over a breathtaking look inside THE GREAT MUSEUM to the experimental questioning of creative processes, their influences and relevance of art. While Michel Gondry is occupied with translating complex thought into drawing, Olivier Peyon’s HOW I CAME TO HATE MATH helps us comprehend how the all-encompassing, order-creating power of mathematics came about. However, a curated film program can and must never be a logical sequence of a static math ematical formula. Both, we and the filmmakers are excited to experience six enlightening festival days and a curious and critical audience to whom we wish pleasure and astonishing moments in the creative classification of the individual films. he feature films section is especially indebted to one of the founding members of Kassel Dokfest, Irmhild Scheuer, for her work in over 30 festivals. We salute her for her tireless engagement and unbroken passion. And we are grateful that we can still count on her rich experience and caring work for the whole team, the filmmakers and the audience in future, because she will still be our adviser and a vital part of the new section DokfestGeneration. Here’s to Imi! T field tests. From films sighting places to family por traits, an incredible diversity of filmic examination of reality. In many respects, these films invite you to question positions held, to change your perspective. This hap pens decidedly in MADE IN GERMANY where the topics of fleeing, migration and belonging from the often discussed borders of Europe is brought right to the heart of local society. The revolutions and upheavals of recent years which are closely related accompany us too. LATE REVOLUTIONS takes a look at the lesser observed secondary stages of resistance and inquires into whether the revolutionary outbreaks are some thing lasting. CONFLICTS takes a second look at the conditions under which pictures of global crisis emerge. Overall it is shown that mass production of pictures is still accompanied by critical reflection about power, manipulation and control. Between the programs in: formation, FROM PRESUMABLY WELL IN FORMED SOURCES and PRESUMPTIONS OF juns dokfest - Seeing and Understanding Documentary Junges dokfest - Watch and Understand Documentary Film The educational film program junges dokfest - Seeing and Understanding Documentary has been presenting mainly documentary short films since 2009, which deal with youth cultures in a dedicated manner and thereby open up new perspectives and insights to the young audience. In addition, different formal varieties, sometimes mixed forms of documentary creation, are presented and discussed. As part of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, the young dokfest is already being held for the sixth year together with the Hessian State Agency for Private Broadcasting and New Media (LPR Hessen). A central theme of the LPR Hessen is the imparting of media competence. She initiates and supports a large number of projects to make this matter a reality. The traditional young dokfest: A38 Production Scholarship Kassel-Halle is once again dedicated to the young audience for the 31st Kassel Dokfest. In the young dokfest, the LPR Hessen and the Kassel Dokfest combine the mediation of media skills with an international film culture. In workshops and screenings that take place both in the run-up to and during the festival, educators and schoolchildren get an insight into the broad spectrum of documentary work. The young people can train their film skills, develop and publish reviews of selected films from the festival under supervision, and talk to professional filmmakers. As part of the sixth edition of junges dokfest, documentary works will be presented that deal with the passions and crises of young people. The respective filmmakers allow protagonists to have their say, who regard their cultural roots and social structures as a challenge and want to bring them into harmony with their own wishes and hopes. // Since 2009, the film education program junges dokfest - Watch and Understand Documentary Film has been featuring mostly documentary short films that explicitly deal with youth cultures and give young audi ences new perspectives and insights. Furthermore, different variations of form, even cross-over formats are presented and are open for discussion. The junges dokfest, now in its sixth year, is organized as part of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Fes tival in collaboration with the Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting in Hesse (LPR Hessen). A central issue for the LPR Hessen is teaching media literacy, and to achieve that, they initiate and support a number of projects. For the 31st Kassel Dokfest, the traditional young dokfest: A38-Production-Grant Kassel-Halle also once again is devoted to a young audience. In the junges dokfest, the LPR Hessen and the Kassel Dokfest bring together targetedly teaching media literacy and an international film culture. In workshops and screenings both before and during the festival, teachers and students get an insight into the range of documentary creations. The young people can hone their film literacy, be supervised in writing and publishing reviews of selected festival films and have conversations with professional filmmakers. The sixth edition of the junges dokfest includes documentary films that deal with the passions and crises of young people. The filmmakers give a voice to protagonists that perceive their own cultural roots and social structures as a challenge to be reconciled with their desires and hopes. THE REAL a lively spectrum of critical strategies is created between deconstruction and appropriation. Two programs are concerned with questions of Ecology from quite different perspectives, climate change and the coexistence of man and nature (CLIMATIC AD VERSITY, BARGAINING ZONE). Group dynamics on a local and personal level are thematised by three further programs: DOMINANT RELATIONSHIPS devotes itself to the self-actualization of the individual in a group, SHARED MISERY to the care and ambiva lence towards others and in I, YOU, HE, SHE , IT inti mate emotional bonds are traced. Manifold relationships manifest themselves not just in space, but also in time - a dimension which can have a particularly direct effect on films as material-less time capsules: in a ghostly way, they flutter over the projection screen, bringing memories into the present and projecting possible futures. In ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE PRESENT memories crystallize in places and in objects which are laid bare, layer by layer by the filmic medium. In other places a tomorrow is planned in order to create GREAT EXPECTATIONS whose dubious idylls always unfold when one turns one’s back too de cisively on the omnipresent past. The upholding of memory in contrast is the subject of THE GHOSTS I CALLED where once again, historic migratory move ments determine personal stories and the schemes of the past leave their transcendental traces in the per sonal odysseys of the protagonists. It also gets ghostly in PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A DEAD MAN: here the dead and those who will become it get their chance to speak. And the forgotten, which forces itself to the surface with all its might is the subject of HARD TO TELL. 7 The Kassel Dokfest introduces itself About the Kassel Dokfest F ilm program from Northern Hesse (Goldener Herkules) Film program from Northern Hesse (Golden Hercules) One of the declared goals of the Kassel Dokfest is the equal presentation of regional works alongside those of international filmmakers Artists. The film program shows 53 long and short North Hessian feature, animation and documentary films that compete in the regional competition for the Golden Hercules (endowed with € 3,000). The feedback to the region - approx. 18 percent of all the works shown come from North Hesse - is of great importance to the Kassel Dokfest. The concept of equal ranking of regional and international work is unique and of great importance as a source of inspiration and a place of communication for the local scene. In recent years it has become clear that the regional works are quite competitive and that the festival can serve as a springboard for them to attract more attention both nationally and internationally. The film “It goes differently” by Jan Heise, which was released in 2013 for the anniversary of the Kassel Dokfest on the occasion of the competition “Not without my handi! Is my behavior wrong? Or: How do I use my mobile phone correctly in the cinema! ”Was produced and won one of the three prizes. As part of the Next Generation Short Tiger initiative, “It goes differently” was awarded an honorable mention and Jan Heise was invited to a personal presentation of his work. This is being jointly organized by German Films and the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) during the Cannes Film Festival in order to present the works of German short film talents to an international audience. // One of the declared aims of the Kassel Dokfest is to present regional works next to the works of international filmmakers and artists - on equal terms. The festival program includes 53 fictional, animation or documentary films of filmmakers from Northern Hesse.The commitment to the region - approximately 18 per cent of all presented works are from Northern Hesse - is very important for the Kassel Dokfest. The last years have shown that local talent and regional works are by all means able to compete and that the festival can serve as a stepping stone to national and international recognition. Proof positive of this is Jan Heise’s film ES GEHT AUCHT AUCH DIFFERENTLY, produced last year as part of the competition “Not without my mobile! Is my behavior wrong? Or: The correct use of my mobile in the cinema! " for the 30th anniversary of the Kassel Dokfest, and which won one of the three awards. IT ALSO WORKS DIFFERENT received an honorable mention as part of the initiative 'Next Generation Short Tiger' and Jan Heise was invited to personally present his work. The initiative is jointly organized by German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) during the Cannes Film Festival to present the creations of German talents in short film to an international audience. T he exhibition Monitoring Exhibition Monitoring Monitoring gives film and video installations as well as other time-based media works, the form of presentation of which goes beyond the classic screen or cinema situation, their own framework and presents both established artists and promising young talents. This year the selection committee selected sixteen installations from 292 international submissions, including works by artists from Belgium, Germany, France, Canada and the USA. The submissions follow an open invitation to tender every year, in which neither content-thematic nor presentation media restrictions are specified. When making the selection, the reference to the room and the topicality of the topic are taken into account. All works in the exhibition have been nominated for the € 3,500 Golden Cube for the best media installation. The prize is donated by the software company Micromata GmbH. // Monitoring provides a space for film and video-based installations and other time-based media works of recent years that require presentation formats beyond the classic cinema screen. This year, the jury has selected sixteen works out of 292 international submissions: including works by artists from Belgium, Germany, France, Canada and the USA. The submissions followed an open call, without pre-set topics or re strictions concerning content or technical media. The works were chosen upon their ability to enfold in a spatial setting and the con temporary relevance of their topics. All works in the exhibition are nominated for the Golden Cube award for the best media installation, which is endowed with € 3,500. The award is donated by the software company Micromata GmbH. okfestGeneration - Film has no age DokfestGeneration - Film has no age DokfestGeneration is the name of the new section with which the Kassel Documentary and Video Festival 2014 is also aimed at film lovers in older semesters. In the most beautiful cinema in Kassel, the barrier-free fifties film theater Gloria, we present a small but fine selection of documentary feature films that live in very different ways from the dialogue between the generations. DokfestGeneration takes account of the much-described, often too one-sidedly assessed demographic change. As viewers get older, they gain in importance not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality. More time lived means more experience from which all generations can benefit. All those who have not yet discovered (festival) cinema for themselves or who have booked the Kassel Dokfest as an event for young people and professionals should now find themselves in the program geared towards them, be stimulated and moved. You are invited to enter into a dialogue and to participate in an audience discussion with filmmakers after the screening. Here, too, the following applies: Only the audience completes the film. The nine selected films testify to a strong need for intergenerational exchange. Young directors deal with old people, old directors with young ones - like Peter Liechti, who in FATHER'S GARDEN - THE LOVE OF MY PARENTS comes to terms with the difficult relationship with his parents by letting them have their say. Like the young Gunhild Westhagen Magnor, who in OPTIMISTENE portrays a Norwegian volleyball team whose oldest player is 98. Or Volker Koepp, who with IN SARMATIEN once again visits the landscape he longs for between the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea to ask young and old people in the changing times. Memory images create images of the future. With DokfestGeneration, the Kassel Dokfest is campaigning for a "multi-generation cinema". The dialogue between old and young 8 can lead out of the impasse of a youth-fixated performance society, it can give courage and create common ground. Documentary film is particularly suitable for this as a visual medium for active reflection and listening, and it also makes it possible in a unique way to visualize memories and to provide evidence of the times. The DokfestGeneration section is made possible by the generous support of the Kasseler Sparkasse and the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung HessenThüringen. // Dokfest Generation introduces a small but fine selection of documentary feature length films, which pick up in different ways the dialogue between the generations. “Film has no age” is the motto. Elder film fans - but not only they - will be fund of the nine Dokfest Generation films which are chosen for them and are shown in the most beautiful cinema in Kassel, the fifties movie theater Gloria. While festival areas like new media / cross media and the junges dokfest and the Hessian University Film Day target young cineastes, the new section DokfestGeneration takes into account the much discussed and often too negatively portrayed demographic change. An aging audience gains importance not only in quantitative, but also in qualitatively terms. We understand aging not only as an inevitable fate, but also as an opportunity. Looking back at a long life also means that there is more experience which can benefit all generations. Those who still have to discover festival films as sophisticated entertainment, or have booked the Dokfest as an event for professionals and young people can find themselves in the films aimed at them, be encouraged and be moved by them. They are invited to enrich the Dokfest with their experience and to engage in a dialogue. The filmmakers will be, if possible, there for a public discussion subsequently to the screening. Here it also holds true that the audience completes the film. The selected films show, that there is a strong need for an intergenerational exchange. Young directors deal with elder people, old directors with young. Like Peter Liechti, who treats the difficult relationship with his parents by letting them have their say. Or Volker Koepp, who visited Sarmatia, the ancient landscape between the Baltic and Black Sea, and spoke to young and old people on the traces of his own earlier films. Memory images give rise to future images. The section DokfestGeneration is made possible by the generous support of Kasseler Sparkasse and Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thüringen. D D okfestForum The DokfestForum takes place in cooperation with the Fridericianum. With lectures, artist talks and screenings, which thematically move in the intersection of film, documentation and art, the DokfestForum expands the spectrum of the festival to include the visual arts. On two evenings, the Fridericianum will present artist talks, in which the focus is on an experimental approach to documentary practices: Who decides what is documented and what is not? What happens when the film itself, as a medium of audio-visual recording, comes into focus and documents its own materiality? Can things not recorded or forgotten be documented afterwards? These questions are the focus of this year's DokfestForum. The artist Mathilde ter Heijne and the filmmaker Birigt Hein - both connected to Kassel through various professional fields - present their own work and then discuss them. // The DokfestForum takes place in cooperation with the Fridericianum. As a venue for lectures, artist talks and screenings located at the intersection of film and art, the DokfestForum extends the spectrum of the festival to in clude the fine arts. On two evenings, the Fridericianum will present artist talks that focus on experimental ap proaches to documentary practices: Who decides what will be documented and what not? What happens when the film itself as a medium of audio-visual recording be comes the focal point and documents its own materiality? Can that which has not been recorded, which has been given over to forgetfulness, subsequently be documented in retrospect? These questions will be the central con cern of this year’s DokfestForum. The artist Mathilde ter Heijne and the filmmaker Birigt Hein - both of whom have Kassel connections through various professional activities - will present their own works and discuss them following the screenings. i okfestEducation The promotion of young filmmakers is a particular concern of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, which is expressed in the DokfestEducation area. Communicating expert knowledge, taking up new developments and discussing them critically, establishing contacts and networking - these are the goals of DokfestEducation. This section of the Kassel Dokfest includes the series of university portraits and the Hessian University Film Day (HHFT), which is taking place for the fifth time this year in cooperation with the Hessian Film and Media Academy (hFMA) and the film class of the Kassel Art School. In the university portrait, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival offers selected universities and art academies a platform to present themselves and their profile as well as their own current film productions. It aims to give young German filmmakers the opportunity to find out more about what is on offer at European art colleges and academies. This year the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo is presented. The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival would like - starting with the current edition of the Hessian University Film Day (HHFT) - the content-related The Hessian University Film Day profile of DokfestEducation. Particularly important to the Kassel Dokfest is the presentation of a European promotion of young Hessian filmmakers. The Hessian University Film Festival is dedicated to expanding the distribution and an international issue. This becomes filmtag (HHFT). Since 2010, students of the four interested viewers have been given the opportunity, in addition to the Offenbach, Darmstadt and Kassel universities, to learn about current productions of the curatorial (film) ons as part of the one-structural event as well as the content-related event from the fields of scenic film, documentary work. Which feature films and animated films in front of a specialist audience from editors play a role in the selection of a distribution program for expensive producers, producers and distributors? How to present, in order to give impulses for a future festival. Content work for diploma or debut films. Neliche's profile? How does a film festival react? The film presentations are made through pitching and tival or a distribution on sales. Discussions first steps are taken towards possible changes in the production and / or rations of cooperation. The HHFT is determined by presentation conditions? Students of the film and moving image class could ask questions at Dietmar Kunsthochschule Kassel (Prof. Jan Peters and Volko Schwärzler, who this year was Kamensky) organized and carried out. Distribution sixpackfilm (Vienna) introduces // The Hessian University Film Day will give students from four and Carsten Spicher from the Interna- Hessian universities the chance to present their productions to an tionalen Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen audience of editors, producers and distributors, in order to be facili. tate future cooperation. // The promotion of young filmmakers is one of the Kassel Dokfest’s special issues. Relaying specialist knowhow, processing new developments, providing the chance to meet new peers and network, these are the aims of Dokfest Education. This section of the festival is composed of two different areas: The series University Portraits, and the Hessian University Film Day. Every year the University Portrait provides a selected art academy with the chance to introduce itself through a pres entation and film program of current student productions. This year teachers and students from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo will inform attendees about their work. The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival will extend the profile of Dokfest Education by the presentation of a European distributor as well as an international film festival. The audience is given the opportunity to get engaged with structural and content-related aspects of curatorial (film) work. In 2014, Dietmar Schwärzler will present the distributor sixpackfilm (Vienna) and Carsten Spicher the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. D nterfiction - Interdisciplinary workshop conference for art, media and network cultures interfiction - Interdiciplinary workshop symposium for art, media and network cultures How do developments in the field of digital media influence our culture? What possibilities do we have for our part to influence these developments and to actively help shape (media) cultures? How do technological, artistic, social and political utopias and realities relate to one another in art and everyday life, science and society? What transfers are there between the different fields and cultures? And what can we as representatives of different disciplines learn from each other? The interfiction conference for art, media and net culture investigates questions like these. Since 1995 interfiction has been held annually as a workshop conference as part of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. As its interdisciplinary section, interfiction wants to bring together artists and scientists, theorists and practitioners in an event in which the complex field of tension between art, media and network culture can be explored together. A current focus topic is selected every year. Based on questions, theses and projects are put forward and up for discussion in lectures and presentations, while workshops and roundtables promote a focused exchange, which is intended to open up further perspectives beyond deepening and reflection. This year interfiction deals with the aesthetics and politics of IN: FORMATION. www.interfiction.org // From its beginnings in 1995 interfiction has been a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange, networking and cooperation between profes sionals from different fields interested in linking theory with practice. The main structure of the workshop-conference is mirroring its purpose to provide not only a platform for ideas and projects, but also a “temporary laboratory” for further research and discussion about questions, problems and potentials of contemporary art, media, and network cultures . This year's interfiction summit invites to explore aesthetics and politics of IN: FORMATION. www.interfiction.org 9 Introducing the Kassel Dokfest About the Kassel Dokfest D okfestLounge - Audiovisual Performances and VJing Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories DokfestLounge - Audiovisual Performances and VJing With a steadily growing international program of audiovisual performances in digital and analogue Media as well as club visuals and VJ sets, the DokfestLounge shows current developments in the field of performative media art on four evenings. The work is determined by a selection committee from the submitted applications. In addition, the DokfestLounge is a festival meeting point and communicative interface and invites you to sort through your impressions together at the end of the festival day and let the day end on the dance floor. In addition to the curated program, this year, for the first time, all of the local artists, filmmakers and visitors who have traveled here have the opportunity to present themselves, to try out their own VJ sets, or in a collective sense in the form of an open stage to play on the screens interactively and simultaneously. // With a permanently growing international program of audiovisual performances produced in analog or digital media as well as club visuals and VJ-Sets, the DokfestLounge shows on four nights current trends in the field of performative media art. Moreover, the Dokfest Lounge is the nocturnal meeting point and the communicative interface that invites to process impressions and to let the day fade away on the dance floor. This year for the first time the DokfestLounge is offering next to the curatorial program the possibility for all external and local artists, filmmakers and visitors to showcase and try out own VJ-sets as well as playing together, interactive and simultaneously on the separate screens of the location. A cooperation between the Film and Moving Image class (Prof. Jan Peters and Volko Kamensky) at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the Information / Fiction option (Prof. Frank Westermeyer, Prof. Bruno Serralongue, Prof.Pascal Beausse and Béné dicte Le Pimpec) from HEAD (Haute école d’art et de design) in Geneva in collaboration with the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. Since the presentation of the information / fiction option by Prof. Frank Westermeyer at the Dokfest Kassel in 2012, at which various student works from Geneva were performed in a special program, the idea of ​​a cooperation between the HEAD in Geneva and the Kassel Art Academy existed which is now being realized in the form of an interim exhibition with the title Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories, building on the ongoing cooperation between the DokFest and the Kassel Art College and in particular with the Film and Moving Image class. Since the beginning of the last winter semester, two groups of students have been working on CounterHistories / Counter-Stories in Geneva and Kassel. Using the concept of counter-history, it should be learned to what extent artists and filmmakers are involved in a form of historiography and sometimes expand it with their story (s). The growing importance of the moving image within historiographical practice was examined and own projects on the topic were implemented. The research approaches were as varied as the topics dealt with. A newspaper photo from the 1930s were equally suitable as starting points, as were the observed changes in a district or the oranges brought from the country of birth, which the Tunisian father picks up after several decades of exile in Switzerland, as if he wanted to preserve the memory . // At the 29th edition of the Kassel Dokfest in 2012, Prof. Frank Wester meyer presented the program Option Information / Fiction from the HEAD (School of art and design - Geneva) and since this moment we developed the idea of ​​a cooperation between the School of Art and Design Kassel and the HEAD - Geneva. The special exhibition Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories is the first result of this cooperation between the two art schools and at the same time a new chapter of the evolving collaboration between the Kassel Dokfest and the School of Art and Design Kassel, especially the class Film and Moving Image (Prof. Jan Peters and Volko Kamensky). The extent to which artists and filmmakers can take part in a way of writing history and even broaden it with their (hi) stories, was the question of two groups of students of the HEAD - Geneva and the School of Art and Design Kassel. Since the beginning of the winter semester 2013, they worked on the subject of counter- (hi) stories and realized personal works, considering the growing importance of the moving image in history writing. The student's re search areas were as manifold as the material they worked with: A newspaper photography from the 1930s, the observation of a changing neighborhood or jam made from the oranges, brought home by the native Tunisian father from the country of birth after decades of exile in Switzerland, as if he would aim to conserve his family's memories. 10 A frikamera presents presents Re_Imaging Africa 2014 The current cinema from Africa has experienced an upswing in recent years. From Ouaga to Antananarivo, more and more festivals have established themselves over the years as showcases for current cinema from Africa. They are stepping stones for the “Post Independence Generation” of young African filmmakers, platforms for exchange and the birthplaces of new project ideas. In this context, strategic partnerships between film festivals and film schools in African countries and Germany are becoming increasingly important. Re_Imaging Africa, which takes place in November 2014 in Kassel and Berlin at the same time, connects filmmakers, presenters, teachers and learners from Germany and the African countries in an exchange of experiences. In cooperation with the Kassel Dokfest, the project offers a platform in particular for current short and animated films from Africa and the African diaspora, which despite its large productive output is underrepresented in Germany as well as at many other international festivals. Around the festival, young animation filmmakers from the Malagasy short film festival "Rencontres du Film Court" meet students from the animation class at the Kassel Art Academy in order to develop new projects together in a 48-hour jam. Re_Imaging Africa is a project by toucouleur e.V. Berlin in cooperation with the Foundation Partnership with Africa e.V. and is presented by AFRIKA MERA - Current Cinema from Africa (www.afrikamera.de). // Current African cinema has been booming during the last years. In this context strategic partnerships between film festivals and film schools in African countries and Germany are gaining importance. Re_Imaging Africa, that takes place simultaneously in Kassel and Berlin in November 2014, connects film makers, presenters, teachers, and students in an exchange of experiences. In cooperation with the Kasseler Dokfest the project especially offers current short and animation films from Africa and the African diaspora a platform, which, despite its large, productive output in Germany, just like at many other international festivals is underrepresented. For further information, please go to www.afrikamera.de. Greetings Welcoming Remarks Greetings from the Mayor of the City of Kassel Welcome to the 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. Almost 3,000 submitted works by filmmakers and artists from 72 countries; 290 selected feature-length and short films that will be shown in the film shop, the Gloria and the Bali cinemas; 14,000 visitors and 250 filmmakers and artists who are expected during the festival week: Impressive numbers and facts that express how successfully the Dokfest has now established itself on a national and European level. And every year of the festival is a very special one. Not just because of the breadth and quality of the film program, but also because of the events and projects embedded in the concept: from the film educational accompanying program junges dokfest in cooperation with the LPR Hessen to the media art exhibition Monitoring. And the festival team always succeeds in surprising its audience with new elements and formats: This year with the new section D okfestG eneration, a selection of documentary feature films for older cineastes, or the special exhibition Counter Histories / Counter-Stories, the result a collaboration between the Haute école d'art et de design Genève (HEAD) and the Kassel Academy of Art. For five years now, the city of Kassel has provided basic financing to ensure planning security and has supported the festival in its further development. I am delighted that this year's festival, in the tradition of its predecessors, gives film and artistic creativity from the region wide space to develop. Young, previously unknown authors are offered an important platform to show themselves, to exchange ideas and to make new contacts. The cinema is alive. Those who want to trace this fascination or rediscover it will have the opportunity to do so from November 11th to 16th. I would like to thank the festival team as well as all actors and sponsors for their great commitment. I wish the participants and visitors of this year's documentary film and video festival entertaining and stimulating film and art experiences. Dear guests of the Kassel Dokfest 2014, In the 31 years of its existence, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival has developed into one of the leading festivals in the industry. With its substantive approach of interlinking various forms of presentation of documentary work, it has clearly positioned itself internationally. Today the Kassel Dokfest is more than a film festival. A special trademark is the variety of media and content in the five festival sections, whereby I would like to highlight the Hessian University Film Day on the one hand and the platform for Hessian film and media production on the other. I am particularly pleased that the presentation and promotion of young Hessian filmmakers is one of the main concerns of the festival, because my special focus is on promoting young talent. In addition, the Dokfest succeeds in bringing regional and international artistic and cinematic work equally onto the stage or screen. When selecting the screening programs, the commissions place a special focus on Hessian productions. 53 cinematic works from Hessen - and thus almost one in five - will be shown this year. "Small" student works from Kassel and Offenbach are presented as well as the film "The Green Prince" by Nadav Schirman, which is sponsored by HessenInvestFilm. As a reliable partner, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art not only supports the festival and in particular the interdisciplinary workshop conference “inter fiction” and the media art exhibition “Monitoring”. With additional funding, the organizers will be able to set up a database this year that includes all areas of festival organization. This project can be set up in cooperation with the “exground” festival in Wiesbaden. This is a great example of the networking and cooperation between the Hessian festivals. I wish you all a successful festival, nice conversations and encounters and a pleasant stay in Kassel. Yours, Bertram Hilgen Lord Mayor of the City of Kassel Boris Rhein Hessian Minister for Science and Art 11 Team + Organization Team + Organization Organizer Organizer Filmladen Kassel eV Hessian University Film Day 5th Hessian University Film Day Concept Concept Sevda Güler, Constance Hahn, Anja Henningsmeyer, Volko Kamensky, Svenja Matthes , Jan Peters, Sebastian Simon, Daniel van Westen, Gerhard Wissner Ventura Realization Realization Constance Hahn, Anja Henningsmeyer, Volko Kamensky, Svenja Matthes, Jan Peters, Sebastian Simon, Batja Schubert, Charlotte Stamm, Daniel van Westen, Britta Wagemann and other students of the Kunsthochschule Kassel and further students of the School of Art and Design Kassel Workshop-Tagung interfiction Workshop symposium interfiction Concept Verena Kuni Organization and Realization Organization and Realization Karsten Asshauer, Martin Dege, Anders Turge Lehr, Verena Kuni Administration, Webdesign interfiction.org re: plug + [ ] Karsten Asshauer DokfestLounge Audiovisual Audiovisual Performance Director Jan Bode Selection Committee Selection Committee Jan Bode, Claire Fristot, Jessica Manstetten Production Production Jan Bode, Claire Fristot, Wibke Roeder Realization Realization Joscha Bongard, Eva Brückmann, Hendrik Fink, Natalie Löwen, Mats Martinsohn, Gülsan Özmen, Muhamed Osmancevic, Anton Roeder, Wibke Roeder, Katharina Rose, Christian Sonntag, Alexej Stefan, Bardia Zabihi Technik Technical staff Jennifer Paul, Sebastian Wegner DokfestForum Conception Concept Susanne Pfeffer, Nina Tabassomi, Gerhard Wissner Ventura Realization Realization Carlotta Caprano, Martin Fokken, Juliane Gallo, Ann-Charlotte Günzel, Susanne Pfeffer, Anna Sailer, Nina Tabassomi, Barbara Toopeekoff, Anna Weinreich, Carolin Würthner Technical support for the event Technical support Martin Fokken, Christoph Huntzinger CANADA AT 31. berlin - makks moond Musik Music Markus Aust, Rochus Aust Documentation Documentation Johanna Leistner, Sven Heine Web design, programming Web design, programming Hellwig & Buntenbruch (Tobias Hellwig, Jonas Buntenbruch) www / email Service Support basis5 web technology, Kassel (Lars Möller, Matthias Zipp) Database development Data base development Mr. Schilling - Festival Management Software (Christian Gesell) control system guide system Christopher Schmitt, Josephine Schmücker (* augenstern | Büro für Gestaltung) Special programs Special programs Afrikamera presents presents: Re_Imaging Africa [email protected] Dokfest Selection Selection Laza Razanajatovo, Moussa Sawadogo Concept Concept Moussa Sawadogo, Florian Wachinger Organization Organization Koffi Kra, Uta Rügner, Florian Wachinger More than one selection: sixpackfilm - one of the leading European film distributors introduces itself. More than a selection: sixpackfilm - one of the leading film distributors in Europe is presenting itself. Participating institutions Participating institutions HEAD Haute école d'art et de design, Genève Kunsthochschule Kassel Organization Organization Information / fiction (HEAD Genève): Prof. Pascal Beausse, Bénédicte Le Pimpec, Prof Bruno Serralongue, Prof. International film festivals in profile - The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, the road from neighborliness to contemporary art. Selection Concept Selection Concept Carsten Spicher DokfestConnection After a successful start last year, the Kassel Dokfest would like to expand and intensify the opportunities for encounters in 2014 - especially for trade visitors. That is why the 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival is on Friday, November 14th. and on Saturday 15.11. for the DokfestConnection in the Caricatura - Bar. From 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., accredited guests have the opportunity to chat with each other and with the festival organizers and employees of all sections over a drink in an informal atmosphere. We would like to thank the Schluckspecht wine shop for their generous support. After a successful launch last year, the Kassel Dokfest would like to expand and intensify the possibilities of en counters for professional visitors also in 2014. Therefore, the 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival invites accredited guests to the Caricatura - Bar on Friday 11/14 and Saturday 15.11. between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, where they have the opportunity to converse with each other, the festival makers and the festival team of all sections in an informal atmosphere. We thank the wine store Schluckspecht for their kind support. 13 Information Information Festival locations Festival locations Opening hours Festival-Counter Workshop-Conference Workshop symposium interfiction Festival-Counter Screenings Media Project Center Offener Kanal, KulturBahnhof, Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1 Wed. 12.11.10: 30-22: 00 Thu. 13.11. - Sat. 15.11. 10: 30-21: 00 Sun 16.11. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm DokfestLounge - Artist Talk DokfestLounge DokfestGeneration lecture hall of the art college Kassel, Menzelstr. 13-15, 34121 Kassel Auditorium School of Art and Design Kassel, Menzelstr. 13-15, 34121 Kassel KulturBahnhof, Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1 Fon: +49 (0) 176.99476162 BALi Cinemas: KulturBahnhof, Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1 Film shop: Goethestr. 31 Gloria Kino: Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 3 Gloria Kino junges dokfest BALi Kinos Gloria Kino The 5th Hessian University Film Day 5th Hessian University Film Day Caricatura - Bar + Galerie, KulturBahnhof, Rainer-D ierichs-Platz 1 DokfestConnection BALi Kinos Caricatura - Bar + Galerie, KulturBahnhof, Rainer-D ierichs- 1st place Exhibition Exhibition Monitoring Artist Talks Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18 Kasseler Kunstverein Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18 KulturBahnhof Kassel Südflügel, signal box Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1 Galerie Coucou Elfbuchenstraße 20 14 DokfestLounge (Audiovisual Audiovisual Performance + Party) DokfestForum Special exhibition Special Exhibition Counter-Histories / Counter-Histories -Stories Interim at KulturBahnhof, Franz-Ulrich-Straße 16 Wed. 12.11. - Sat. 15.11. open from 10:30 p.m., live program from 11:30 p.m. - open-end opened from 10:30 p.m., program from 11:30 p.m. till open-end exhibition Exhibition Monitoring Kasseler Kunstverein Wed. 12.11. 19:00 - 23:00 Thursday, November 13th 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri. 14.11. 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Sat. 15.11. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. 16.11. 11:00 am - 7:00 pm KulturBahnhof Kassel (south wing, signal box), Coucou Gallery Wed. 19:00 - 23:00 Thursday, November 13th 17:00 - 22:00 Fri. 14.11. 17:00 - 22:00 Sa.15.11. 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sun. 16.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Mediation Education A mediation offer for selected works is available for the Monitoring exhibition. Within the framework of the exhibition Monitoring, an educational program is offered: Dates and meeting points: Dates and meeting points: Thu.13.11.15: 00, Kasseler Kunstverein Fri. 14.11. 6:00 p.m., Südflügel KulturBahnhof Sat. 15.11. 3:00 p.m., Kasseler Kunstverein Sun. 16.11. 18:00, Südflügel KulturBahnhof Special exhibition Special Exhibition Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories Interim am at KulturBahnhof, Franz-Ulrich-Straße 16 Wed. 21:00 - 23:00 Thursday, November 13th 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. 14.11. 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sat. 15.11. 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. 16.11. 15:00 - 20:00 Program overview Timetable Admission prices Tickets Single ticket Program Single ticket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50 / 6 € Filmladen card holders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . € 4.50 single ticket young dokfest (screening 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). . . . . . . . . . . . € 2.50 festival pass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, - / 39, - € The season ticket entitles you to free entry to all film and video programs (excluding the opening) and to the DokfestLounge on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - with the exception of the festival party on Saturday, November 15th. The event Dokfest brunch + Matinee on Sunday, November 16is not included! // The festival pass entitles to free entry for all film and video programs (except for the opening night) as well as the DokfestLounge on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - except the festival party on Saturday, Nov 15. The event Dokfest-Brunch + Matinee is not included. Dokfest brunch + matinee / November 16 / from from 10:00 a.m. Brunch in platform 1 + film program in the with film program at BALi Kinos) Combination ticket Combination ticket (brunch + matinee). . . . . . . . . . . . 12, - / 10, - € Single ticket Matinee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50 / 6, - € Sun 16.11. BRAZIL - Live film remix from pulp.noir. . . . . . . . . . . 10, - / 8, - € DokfestLounge & Party Wed. 13.11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, - € Thursday, November 14th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, - € Fri. 15.11. + Sat 16.11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, - € Admission to the Monitoring exhibition, the special exhibition Counter-Histories / Counter Stories as well as the workshop conference interfiction, the DokfestForum and the 5th Hessian University Film Day is free. // The entrance for the exhibition Monitoring, the exhibition Counter-Histories / Counter Stories as well as the workshop symposium interfiction, DokfestForum and the 5th Hessian University Film Day is free of charge. Ticket pre-orders Ticket reservation Tickets that have been pre-ordered can be picked up 90 minutes at the earliest and 30 minutes before the start of the performance at the latest. We ask season ticket holders and accredited persons to pick up a single ticket at the box office before the respective screening. Pre-ordered tickets that are not picked up will be sold at the box office. // Reservations for all programs can be placed in advance by phone or in person. Tickets can be picked up between 90 minutes at the earliest, 30 minutes at the latest before the beginning of the program at the respective cinema. Reservations that are not picked up will then be sold to waiting guests. Ticket hotline Ticket hotline Film store: +49 (0) 561.7076422 BALi cinemas: +49 (0) 561.710550 Gloria Kino: +49 (0) 561.7667950 Language versions of films Language versions of films As a rule, the films are in the original language version with English or German subtitles (UT) to see. Films without language are marked with "no dialogues". Detailed information on each film can be found in its filmographic information. // In general the festival films are screened in their original language version either with English (englische UT) or with German (deutsche UT) subtitles. Films without dialogs are labeled with “no dialogs”. Detailed information can be found in the credits of each film. Viewing sites As part of the festival, four individual viewing sites are available for our (specialist) visitors. The PC viewing stations in the festival counter (KulturBahnhof) make the almost complete film program of this year's festival accessible and allow uncomplicated navigation through the variety of documentary and experimental works. Opening times: Wed. 12.11.11: 00-21: 00 Thu. 13.11. - Sat. 15.11. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun. 16.11. 11:00 - 15:00 Video Library The festival is offering a video library with four individual viewing stations for (accredited) guests. The PC viewing stations at the festival counter (KulturBahnhof) make the almost entire film program of this year’s festi val available and allow a straightforward na vigation through the variety of documentary and experimental work. Opening hours: Wed. 11/12 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thu 13.11. - Sat 15.11. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun 11/16 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The realization of the viewing areas was made possible by the generous support of the companies AMBION, Kassel and Speicher M1 GmbH, Bremen. The realization of the viewing stations was made possible through the generous support of AMBION, Kassel and Speicher M1 GmbH, Bremen. Translations Due to space limitations only brief English summaries of the various films and program sections are offered in the catalog. More detailed English information concerning the festival and program can be found on our website: www.kasselerdokfest.de Bars, Restaurants The festival recommends the following restaurants and bars to its guests. The festival recommends the following restaurants and bars: Bashi: Elfbuchenstr. 18 Boccaccio: opposite the Filmladen platform 1: KulturBahnhof Lolita Bar: Werner-Hilpert-Str. 22 Podium: Kölnische Str. 34 Central bar: Behind the Comedy 15 Hotels City Hotel: Wolfsschlucht 21, Fon: +49 (0) 561.788880, www.stadthotelkassel.de Golden Tulip Kassel Hotel Reiss: Werner-Hilpert-Str. 24, Fon: +49 (0) 561.521400, www.goldentulipkasselhotelreiss.com/de Tuesday, 11.11. Gloria 7:30 p.m. Opening 31st Kassel Dokfest I Want to See the Manager p. 26 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 15 Program overview Timetable Wednesday 12.11. Filmladen BALi Gloria Ticket pre-orders • Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up no earlier than 90 minutes and must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the start of the performance. • We ask season ticket holders and accredited persons to pick up a single ticket at the box office before the respective screening. Monitoring 09:00 9:15 young dokfest - Screening 1: Step by Step p. 123 10:00 11:00 11:15 young dokfest - Screening 2: Of crises and dreams p. 124 12:00 13:00 12:45 9999 p. 29 14:00 15:00 15:00 Ruina p. 32 16:00 19:30 Organized p. 39 23:00 24:00 16 21:45 REGARDING SUSAN SUNDAY p 41 10 : 00 11:00 12:00 12:00 In Sarmatia p. 28 13:15 Beautiful prospects p. 30 15:15 Shared suffering p. 33 17:30 Conflict areas p. 38 14:00 14:30 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? P. 31 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:00 Tito's glasses p. 34 17:15 small Bali Re_imaging Africa: 18:00 Sarimihetsika! - Current animated films from Madagascar p. 36 19:00 19:00 Kasseler Kunstverein Opening Monitoring p. 148 Fridericianum 20:00 Late Revolutions p. 40 21:00 22:00 09:00 9:30 Father's Garden - The Love of My Parents ( Father's Garden - The Love of My Parents) p. 27 19:00 20:00 DokfestLounge Others others 13:00 17:00 17:15 Im Wald von Apremont (In the Forest of 18:00 Apremont) p. 35 CounterHistorie HHFT interfiction 20:00 21:00 21:00 Counter-Histories at the Kulturbahnhof Opening p. 144 22:15 briefly p. 42 22:15 Arteholic p. 44 22:00 22:30 Blue & White Chess Kalma Peoplemeter - Incredible Bob and WoO VJ Steaknet Mila Stern Der Schmeisser p. 136 23:00 24:00 Program overview Timetable Thursday, November 13th. Filmladen BALi Gloria Monitoring 09:00 11:00 CounterHistory HHFT interfiction DokfestLounge Others others 09:00 10:00 10:30 Small BALi 5th Hessian University Film Day p. 130 Kasseler Kunstverein 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. p. 148 12:00 12 : 45 Posledniy Limuzin (The Last Limousine) p. 48 14:00 12:00 From presumably well-informed circles p. 46 14:00 Eugène Gabana Le Pétrolier p. 48 15:00 15:00 Gaze - cartography of a city (Gaze - Mapping Medellín) 16:00 p. 49 15:45 Re_Imaging Africa: This is my Africa! P. 50 17:00 17:15 Chalk on Concrete 18:00 p. 52 18:00 Eye contact p. 53 19:30 Nowhere (No Lullaby) p. 54 13:00 14:00 14:30 junges dokfest - Screening 3: Eighteen - Wagnis Leben (Eighteen) p. 124 17:00 Welcome in German (A very German Welcome) p. 51 15.00–16.30 Educational program p. 148 15:00 15:00 Interim (at the KuBa) Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories p. 144 16:00 17:00 south wing, signal box, Coucou gallery 17:00 to 22:00 p. 148 23:00 24:00 21:45 Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha (Ash & Money) p. 56 23:30 Scenario p. 59 18:00 DokfestLounge - Artist Talk: Lecture hall of the art college Kassel p. 138 20:00 Adverse climate p. 55 19:00 20:00 DokfestForum Fridericianum Mathilde ter Heijne: Artist talk P. 142 21:00 22:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 Meine Mutter, ein Krieg und Ich (My Mother, a War and Me) p. 47 19:00 20:00 In general the festival films are screened in their original language version either with English (englische UT) or with German (deutsche UT) subtitles . Films without dialogs are labeled with “no dialogs”. Detailed information can be found in the credits of each film. 9:30 Optimistene (The Optimists) p. 45 10:00 13:00 Language versions of films + translation 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:15 In search p. 58 24:00 Portrait of the artist as a dead man P. 60 22:15 Gardenia - Before the Last Curtain Falls p. 57 22:30 Les machines solitaires - Aude Rrose DokfestVJ-Battle Open VJ-Stage Paul Kine p. 138 23:00 24 : 00 17 Program overview Timetable Friday November 14th Filmladen BALi Gloria Ticket pre-orders • Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up no earlier than 90 minutes and must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the start of the performance. • We ask season ticket holders and accredited persons to pick up a single ticket at the box office before the respective screening. Monitoring 09:00 10:45 Calle Lopez (Lopez Street) p. 62 12:00 11:15 a.m. junges dokfest - Screening 5: Grenzgänger p. 125 12:45 p.m. Comment j'ai détesté les maths (How I 13:15 Came to Hate Math) Assumptions p. 64 of the real 14:00 p. 65 13:00 15:00 15:00 The Serbian Lawyer p. 69 16:00 15:15 Archeology of the present p. 70 (until 16:30) 17: 00 17:15 Here the price spoke 17:30 (The Price Was Key) Location 18:00 p. 75 Germany p. 76 09:00 19:30 Padurea / Šuma (The Forest) p. 77 10:00 11:00 Kasseler Kunstverein 11:00 to 22:00 p. 148 12:00 12:00 PM Good Luck Finding Yourself p. 62 13:00 14:30 When a garden grows (Plant, Pick & Eat It) p. 68 17:00 Divine Location (Divine Location) p. 74 19:00 20:00 DokfestLounge Others others 9:15 a.m. junges dokfest - 9:30 a.m. Screening 4: At home where the wind blows so cold p. 125 (Where the Cold Wind Blows) p. 61 10 : 00 11:00 CounterHistory HHFT interfiction Kleines BALi 13:30 14:00 International film festivals and their profile - The international short films 15:00 days Oberhausen p. 66 3:30 p.m. More than a choice: sixpackfilm p. 72 3:00 p.m. Interim (on Kuba) Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories p. 146 5:00 p.m. South wing, signal box, Coucou gallery 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p. 148 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Educational program p. 148 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 19:00 media project center Open Channel Opening evening interfiction p. 134 8:00 p.m. Soft Skills p. 78 8:00 p.m. DokfestForum Fridericianum Birgit Hein : Artist Talk p. 143 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00 18 21:45 Every picture is an empty picture (Every Picture 22:15 Is an Empty Picture) Kaufland Eden p. 79 p.81 23:30 Jazzsoup p. 82 24:00 Fantastische Kino (t) räume p. 84 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:15 The Green Prince p. 80 22:30 • Spectralala - Homemade Collectif • Usaginingen - Emi and Shinichi Hirai • Homemade Party - André Fèvre, Domitille Sanyas, Aude Rrose, Karina Junk Food, Tom Junk Food, A-li-ce, Swub p. 138 23:00 24:00 Program overview Timetable Saturday, November 15. Filmladen BALi Gloria Monitoring 09:00 10:45 Touyour Ayloul (Birds of September) S. 87 12:00 13:00 In general the festival films are screened in their original language version either with English (englische UT) or with German (deutsche Subtitles. Films without dialogs are labeled with “no dialogs”. Detailed information can be found in the credits of each film. CounterHistorie HHFT interfiction DokfestLounge Other others 09:00 9:30 The last Gigolos S. 86 10:00 11:00 Language versions of films + translation 12:45 This Is my Land S. 90 14:00 Kasseler Kunstverein 11:00 to 22 : 00 p. 148 11:15 IN: FORMATION p. 88 12:00 As Time Goes By in Shanghai p. 89 14:30 The Great Museum p. 95 15:15 Merciless p.97 17:00 17:15 Szerelempatak ( Stream Of Love) 6:00 p.m. p. 98 11:00 11:00 a.m. Media project center open channel IN: FORMATION p. 134 12:00 p.m. 13:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Negotiating zone p. 91 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. And in the middle, there sind wir (And There We Are, in the Middle) 16:00 p. 96 10:00 13:30 Small BALi University portrait: Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo p. 92 15:00 - 16:30 Educational program p. 148 15 : 00 Interim (on Cuba) Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories p. 144 17:00 18:00 19:00 19:00 20:00 19:30 When Under Fire - Shoot Back! P. 100 21:00 22:00 21:45 15 Corners of the World p. 102 23:00 24:00 15:00 16:00 south wing, signal box, Coucou gallery 17:00 to 22:00 p. 148 17: 30 What we cannot be silent about p. 99 14:00 23:30 Project: rak (Project Cancer) p. 105 20:00 20:00 Dominant conditions p. 101 21:00 22:00 22:15 Me, you, him , sie, es p. 103 24:00 Word of Mouth p. 106 22:15 20,000 Days on Earth p.104 22:30 STM ~ - Luis Sanz, Niculin Barandun White Noise / Black Noise - Joel Dittrich Yochee Tinker Kid Kameleon Cylixe Knospt p. 139 23:00 24:00 19 Program overview Timetable Sunday 16.11. Filmladen BALi Gloria Ticket pre-orders • Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up no earlier than 90 minutes and must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the start of the performance. • We ask season ticket holders and accredited persons to pick up a single ticket at the box office before the respective screening. Monitoring 09:00 10:00 11:00 10:45 Small Gray Cloud p. 107 Kasseler Kunstverein 11:00 to 19:00 p. 148 12:00 Matinee: Strandcafé p. 108 12:45 Poeten des Dance - The Sacharoffs p. 111 14:00 14:00 Nothing stays as it is p. 112 15:00 15:00 Private Revolutions - Young, Female, Egyptian 16:00 p. 115 16:00 Cut or in one piece P. 116 17:00 18:00 19:00 17:15 Union for life p. 117 18:00 The ghosts that I called p. 118 19:30 Sleepless in New York p. 119 20:00 Closing event + award ceremony 21:00 BRAZIL - Live film remix by pulp.noir p. 120 21:45 22:00 I Want to See the Manager p. 26 20:00 DokfestLounge Others others 09:00 10:00 10:00 Dokfest brunch on platform 1 12:00 13:00 CounterHistory HHFT interfiction 12:00 Work makes life sweet, laziness strengthens the limbs (Work Strengthens Life, Laziness Strengthens the Limbs) p. 110 11:00 Media project center open channel IN: FORMATION p. 134 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 14:30 Brundibar - light in the Darkness p. 114 3 p.m. Interim (am Kuba) Counter-Histories / Counter-Stories p. 144 South wing, signal box, Galerie Coucou 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. p. 148 6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Education program p. 148 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:00 24:00 24:00 20 The Kassel Documentation Festival for hanging, hanging, visioning and " Take it home with you “The Kassel Dokfest to attach, sling on, visualize and 'take away' There are always good occasions to remember your own story and to come to terms with it. Anniversaries are predestined for this and so last year for the 30th Dokfest we reworked the announcement banners from the last few years under the motto “A Banner is a Bag”. The result is useful products with a high identification value, which clearly show the connection with the Kassel Dokfest. Some selected messenger bags and accessory folders - the strictly limited edition - are still available. In addition, there are the Dokfest anniversary DVDs of the past anniversaries for the visualization of the Kassel Dokfest as well as "to look in again and again" for the cinema at home. Here you will find a total of 54 short and long films, each one is a small masterpiece and when viewed together, they reflect the profile of the Kassel Dokfest in all its facets. // There are always good reasons to look back and reappraise the past. Anniversaries are perfect for that and so last year for the 30th Dokfest we recycled the old banners under the slogan “A Banner is a Bag”. This resulted in useful and highly recognizable products that also clearly demonstrate the wearer's connection to the Kassel Dokfest. A number of messenger bags and accessories are still available. To visualize your own Kassel Dokfest, there are also the special DVD editions from the previous anniversaries that you can take home and watch once in a while in your home cinema. There are 54 short and long films, each a small master piece and when seen together, they reflect the Kassel Dokfest’s profile in all its variety. 10 € accessory folder large accessory case large format 19 x 25 cm with zipper and eyelet with zipper and lug Edition edition: 50 pieces pieces Dokfest banner 2008 - 2012 net material 35 € Messenger bag - different formats Messenger bag - different sizes Edition edition: 70 pieces Dokfest banner 2008 - 2012 truck tarpaulin truck tarp 8 € Accessoiremappe small accessory case small Format 10 x 17 cm with zip and eyelet with zipper and lug Edition edition: 50 pieces Dokfest banner 2008 - 2012 Netzmaterial net material 15 € 15 Protective charge protective charge The anniversary DVD for the 20th Kassel Dokfest, 2003 20th Kassel Dokfest anniversary DVD, 2003 DVD 5 with 21 films DVD 5 with 21 films Protective charge protective charge The various products are available at the festival counter (KulturBahnhof), in the K inos available during the festival or by order (from November 17, 2014 at [email protected]). The various products are available during the festival at the coun ter (KulturBahnhof), at the cinemas or on order (from November 17, 2014, at d [email protected]