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DOK.fest München 2021 @home: Best of Guests, Film Talks and kinokino Audience Award

The very big news first! The incidence numbers allow it: On the last festival weekend we return to our favorite place, the cinema, and present there the audience favorite on the big screen. We're super excited and invite you to join us on Saturday, corona compliant of course. But first, on Friday, we will announce which film has won this year's kinokino Audience Award – sponsored by BR and 3sat. Be there live at the online award ceremony!

Today we want to whet your appetite once again for our films and the people behind them – with a best-of of our Film Talks and the great guests. We also want you to send us your personal film tip as a video message and win a festival pass!

kinokino Audience Award – sponsored by BR and 3sat


For some it is the secret main prize of the festival: on Friday we will award the kinokino Audience Award – sponsored by BR and 3sat – for the audience favourite at DOK.fest München 2021 @home. You still have the opportunity to vote for your personal highlight until noon on Friday. The prize is endowed with 2,000 euros, sponsored by BR, 3sat and DOK.fest München.

Live Award Ceremony
Friday, 21 May, 8.00pm
@home via our website

More information and status of the vote

You love cinema, we love cinema!
The festival is back on the big screen! Be part of it!


Your favorite film in your cinema. The 36th DOK.fest München presents the winner of the kinokino Audience Award – sponsored by BR and 3sat on the big screen and that is – with a real audience. On Saturday our partner cinemas Rio Filmpalast, City Kinos and Neues Maxim will open their doors exclusively for you at prime time at 8:00 pm. The solidary entry price is 10 € per ticket, your cinema is of course also happy about a higher contribution.

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 8.00pm
Rio Filmpalast, City Kinos and Neues Maxim

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Real Life at DOK.fest München 2021 @home

Christina Wolf (right) and Katharina Arendt in conversation with Lukas Forchhammer, 7 YEARS OF LUKAS GRAHAM

A selection of the most stirring, exciting and profound live film talks at DOK.fest München @home to watch again. Immerse yourself once again in the festival atmosphere and bring the filmmakers, protagonists and special guests into your own living room! We present the talks of the last festival week on our website.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES, Germany 2021, 90 min.
Guests: Daniel Sager (Director), Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier (Protagonists), Joachim Kühn (Distributor), Moderation: Daniel Sponsel

ERWIN OLAF – THE LEGACY, Michiel van Erp, Netherlands 2020, 76 min.
Guests: Erwin Olaf (Protagonist), Dr. Roger Diederen (Director of Kunsthalle München), Moderation: Daniel Lang

THE CASE YOU, Germany 2020, 80 min.
Guestst: Alison Kuhn (Director), Gabriela Burkhardt, Isabelle Bertges, Aileen Lakatos, Milena Straube (Protagonists), Moderation: Christina Wolf

7 YEARS OF LUKAS GRAHAM, Denmark 2020, 78 min.
Guests: René Sascha Johannsen (Director), Lukas Forchhammer (Protagonist, Musician), Moderation: Christina Wolf

Please find here these and other Film Talks

Best of Guests: Send a film tip and win a festival pass!


Even if the personal tip in the cinema foyer is irreplaceable, we do not have to renounce word-of-mouth propaganda – of course corona compliant. We cordially invite you to exchange tips. You are enthusiastic about a film of DOK.fest München 2021 @home and want to recommend it? Then send us a video with your personal film tip! And get inspired by the must-sees of others on Facebook and Instagram! We will raffle a free festival pass among all participants!

Submission deadline: Thursday, 20 May 2021

Take part nowand send your video!


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