Focus: Films on Photography
DOKUARTS 11 features 6 films on the art of photography. European and German premieres over the course of a single weekend, October 12-14, and the presence of photographers Harry Gruyaert and Daniel Schwartz are amongst the highlights of the festival.
The international exhibition of cinematic work presents 24 new documentary films from 16 different countries. 12 of the films are contributed by female filmmakers. All films are shown in Berlin for the first time, most of them as German premiere. Nearly all filmmakers will be present to introduce their work. The 2018 edition presents films with and about: Hal Ashby, Luis Barragán, Ingmar Bergman, Milford Graves, Harry Gruyaert, Michel Houellebecq, Alfredo Jaar, Stanley Kubrick, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Rocío Molina, Haruki Murakami, Iggy Pop, Raghu Rai, Raoul Ruiz, Daniel Schwartz, Garry Winogrand, Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin.
DOKUARTS 11 provides the opportunity to witness the entire fascinating and vivid spectrum of contemporary work in the field of documentary film beyond format. Particularly unconventional intimate artist-portraits, essay films, long-term observations and the documentation of work processes have become a rarity within the German media landscape. Internationally, however, these works enjoy great popularity and are held in high esteem by film makers as well as the general audience even if they usually are placed at the fringes of the big festivals. Thematically, all arts can be represented: music, literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, theatre, cinema, photography, dance, concept art, experimental film, film montage, etc.
DOKUARTS 11 showcases through its program the memory of the arts and their significance for the present. Our project offers film makers, scholars and artists a platform to engage in a mutually stimulating dialog about genre-specific films as well as about current art discourses.
DOKUARTS was founded in 2006 at the Berlin Academy of Arts upon the initiative of festival director Andreas Lewin. It took place at the EYE Film Institute of Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 2008 to 2010. José Carlos Avellar invited the festival to the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it has been a regular guest with a part of its film selection since 2012. In the same year, DOKUARTS returned to Berlin and presented the festival’s first edition at its current venue, the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum.
DOKUARTS 11 – Festival for Films on Art
October 4-21, 2018
Zeughauskino in the German Historical Museum
Unter den Linden 2
Monday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm
+49 (0)30 20 304 421 or
Box Office (1hour prior to the event):
+49 (0)30 20 304 770
Admission: 5 Euro
Festival pass: 30 Euro
Continuously updated information can be found under: www.doku-arts.de