doxs! english

doxs - dokumentarfilme für kinder und jugendlicheSix years ago the Duisburger Filmwoche has included an international documentary film project for children and teenager in the festival programme. The response from the audience, the local press and the public has been overwhelmingly positive in regards to both the films and the forum provided for discussions during the festival. While researching films for the programme it became apparent that the German production market, in comparison with neighbouring countries such as The Netherlands or Scandinavia, is lagging behind. Since 2002 Duisburger Filmwoche resolved to create a forum to encourage the making of children’s documentaries, which are innovative both in form and content.

doxs! kino:

doxs! kino, the international film programme in the course of the Duisburger Filmwoche, is the core of all doxs! activities. It is the only festival in Germany exclusively presenting documentaries for children and teenager. doxs! kino sets a main focus on a specific region or theme every year and has established a section with films from the Netherlands annually since 2004. The international films are shown within the scope of form presentations and dubbed if necessary. Afterwards there are extensive discussions with the students about the just seen movies.

doxs! on tour:

doxs! on tour diffuses the festival programme supra-regionally and makes thereby documentaries for children and teenager known to a wider public. In 2004 doxs! visited „Zoom“, the museum for children in Vienna, as well as the cinema „Arsenal“ in Berlin in order to present certain films of the festival programme. In 2005 doxs! was invited to „Melez“, an international culture festival in Bochum. Due to a substantial cooperation with the Goethe Institute in Lille, doxs! was able to even gain ground in France. For the second time now doxs! is going to showcase a versatile documentary programme for children from 6 years onwards in Lille and Arras. This year doxs! is also going to visit Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, Graz and Bochum.

doxs! schule:

In 2004 doxs! started a longterm initiative by launching a major project with schools in the Duisburg area. In cooperation with local schools, discussions with children about documentary films were instigated. This was followed by working out specific themes, which are relevant for them and relate to their surroundings. In 2005 doxs! schule started a major project in the course of two elementary schools’ afternoon support in Duisburg. One day a week doxs! provided a media education in terms of watching documentaries, reflecting the seen, explaining media techniques and doing topic-related handicrafts.

doxs! do it:

In 2006 also started a media project at Duisburg’s secondary schools. The first result and film „5 in 8 noch 2” narrated about 5 students and their search as well as the application for a work placement. In addition to the content, the participants also learned about the practice by assisting the filmmaker. The concept was to bring about a collaboration between children and writers in developing scripts to the receivers, children and teenager themselves.
Since 2007 the training for language skills takes a new part in doxs! do it, because for many teenagers language barriers in school, everyday life and job-hunting turns out to be a much bigger problem than imagined. Therefore doxs! developed a pilot program, characterized for a combination of medial activities and language furtherance. The work on the new film shows, that in application situations a certain self-presentation, also in reference to a linguistically level, has to be practiced.

doxs! film package „young heroes“:

For its 5th jubilee in 2006 doxs! and the Goethe Institute in Munich realised a DVD film package including 26 current documentaries for children and teenager out of 10 european countries. The Goethe Institute in Munich realised to subtitle those films, so that subsequently they can be offered to all international Goethe Institutes for educational purposes. The corpus of 5 DVDs is going to be supplemented by a programme catalogue as well as additional information material of the films.