The eleventh annual International Festival for Films on Art invites innovative artists and filmmakers from around the world to apply to participate. The festival will offer 25 artists the opportunity to showcase documentaries that have not been shown to the public previous to this year’s festival, on October 4-21, 2018.
DOKU.ARTS shows the strengths, diversity, imagination and experimental nature of the documentary genre: from long-term observation to filmic essays, from compilation to homage films, creative documentaries by filmmakers and film documents, characterized by their artistic or documentary quality, are presented. DOKU.ARTS promotes this valuable genre, and is unique in Europe for its stringent conceptual orientation.
DOKU.ARTS was founded in 2006 at the Berlin Academy of Arts upon the initiative of the festival director, Andreas Lewin. Since then, the festival has gained popularity among filmmakers, producers and cultural institutions. As such, from 2008 to 2010 it was invited to the EYE Film Institute of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 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, DOKU.ARTS returned to Berlin and presented the festival’s first edition at its current venue, the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum.
Deadline: June 1, 2018