The Kassel Dokfest ist known and loved for its intimate atmosphere, where the local audience as well as filmmakers and media professionals from Germany, Europe and the whole world meet every year. As a film and media festival with an international approach and a strong focus on new media the Dokfest Kassel is unique in Hesse. The film program, which includes short and feature documentary films and artistic- experimental productions, is the center piece of the festival. During the six festival days about 300 films are shown. The festival’s profile also encompasses the trans-media section Monitoring, an exhibition of current video and media installations, the expert symposium interfiction, the DokfestLounge, the film educational side program junges dokfest, the DokfestGeneration for elder film fans as well as the DokfestForum.