Munich Int’l Documentary Filmfest, a vital European cinematic event
Munich hosts its International Documentary Film Festival, one of the few festivals devoted to the subject, still a living medium in the cinemas of many countries. Screenings take place at museums, cultural centers and other Munich venues.
The aim of the International Documentary Film Festival is to highlight documentary films made for cinema by taking them out of the shadow of competing dramatic films.
In line with the goal of maximizing the exposure of documentary films from around the world, there are no pre-festival embargoes on the entries. Media coverage is more on a regional level, with the presence of representatives from the field of documentaries.
As per the festival rule, the film must have been completed after January 1st 2022 and must not have been shown in German public television yet.
In the meantime, the films with a duration of at least 52 minutes are accepted.
Iranian film ‘Alone’ has been nominated at the Munich International Documentary Film Festival in Germany.
The 38th edition of the festival nominated ‘Alone’ by Jafar Najafi for the SOS-Kinderdörfer Weltweit Award.
The film was premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.
The film narrates the story of a 14-year-old teenage boy who faces challenges between modern and traditional life.
The Munich International Documentary Film Festival holds yearly and accepts and screens over 150 works. The selected pieces show people from different walks of life.
This year’s edition of the event is scheduled for May 3-13, 2023.