Director of GULABI GANG Nishtha Jain (left), Director of iREP Lagos, Femi Odugbemi (middle) and Toyin Fajj at the opening ceremony of DOK.fest. Foto: DOK.fest/Maren Willkomm.
28th DOK.fest Munich - 8th to 13th May 2013.
The 28th DOK.fest has begun.
After the opening celebration on Wednesday evening at the University for Television and Film, filmmakers and the public are in the mood for an exciting week of documentary films. The number of people at the opening was bigger than ever before. An audience of over 500 filled two auditoriums at HFF. Festival Director, Daniel Sponsel, is delighted that a year of work - including the viewing of over 1,000 films and the selection of the 131 films for the festival - has now come to fruition.
"Now the festival and the documentary films belong once more to the cinemas and the public. In the coming days our 131 films will be exhibited in around 230 screenings as well as at the 11 DOK.tour cinemas across the whole of Bavaria. It is hard work logistically but it pays off every year, because it is just wonderful how the public embraces the films and seeing a documentary film in the cinema becomes a real experience. It is genuine and touching."
From yesterday Friday and Saturday we have many outstanding films and events in store. It is perfect for the rainy weather!
Click here for highlights from the DOK.forum and more details for the weekend and here for the photo gallery.
~ By Femi Odugbemi, Co-Founder of iRepresent International Documentary Forum and CEO of DVWORX Studios, Lagos, Nigeria.