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Festival for Films on Art

After a three-year break, the Berlin festival is presenting an impressive selection of international films about art and artists from October 4th to 15th this year. The thematic focus of this year's program selection is Visual Alterity.


The DOKUARTS Visual Alterity project examines and presents the cinematic view of the other. How does the self form itself as an identity in flux in the confrontation with the other?

DOKUARTS takes place in the following three new partner cinemas: Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, BrotfabrikKino and KLICK Kino. Another venue is the House for Poetry.

The DOKUARTS Forum will take place on Saturday, October 7th with films, conversations, lectures, a live essay and a panel discussion.

Twelve female and eight filmmakers will present their works at the new festival locations in Berlin, including the cinema in the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, the BrotfabrikKino in Weißensee and the KLICK Kino in Charlottenburg. These films deal with artistic processes, tell extraordinary life stories and, as film essays, examine the potential for changing identities.

Guests in Berlin include Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, whose film Going to Mars about the American poet Nikki Giovanni celebrates its European premiere on October 6th. The complex film portrait was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The American filmmaker and essayist Ross Lipman presents two films and a film essay at DOKUARTS, including the German premiere of The Case of The Vanishing Gods.

The festival starts on October 4th with a top-class opening: "Apolonia, Apolonia" by Lea Glob portrays 13 years in the life of the artist Apolonia Sokol. This film has already received numerous awards and is on the shortlist for the European Film Award.
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