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doxs! kino

In 2002, for the first time an international documentary film project for children and adolescents was presented by the "Duisburger Filmwoche": doxs! was born.

doxs!-kino is the oldest German film festival exclusively presenting documentaries for children and adolescents. The international film program is embedded in (part of) the "Duisburger Filmwoche" and focuses on a different region every year. (2004 Netherlands, 2005 Eastern Europe, 2006 Denmark, 2007 children-DEFA-documentaries of the GDR, 2008 France, 2009 Sweden).

In 2010 doxs! presents documentaries for children and adolescents from the United Kingdom.

Great Britain is a country that traditionally stands for outstanding and inspiring cultural works in the range of children's film. Thanks to the multiplicity in the context of children- and adolescents-documentaries and the development and advancement in this sector, the quality of the selected films is convincing and unique.

All the films are presented in school viewings, where classes come to the cinema and discuss the films they have just watched with film experts. The international films are dubbed and subtitled if necessary.

doxs! on tour

doxs! on tour is an international tour program, including some chosen festival films, to establish the culture of children- and adolescents-documentaries beyond the festival’s borders.

doxs! on tour films have already been presented in Berlin, Bochum, Bonn, Cologne, Dortmund, Essen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Kassel, Munich, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Graz (within the "steirischer herbst"-festival), Lille, Lissabon, London, Reykjavik and Vienna.

doxs! schule

doxs! schule is a project in cooperation with schools in Duisburg and North-Rhine-Westphalia. For doxs! schule it is important to participate in the media education actively, with the aim to introduce even 6-year-old children to documentary films and other media and the basic work behind it.

doxs! do it

In 2006 doxs! started another project. In cooperation with secondary schools, where adolescents have the opportunity to do their own documentary. In the 1st film "5 in 8 noch 2" 5 students show their way of finding a job. The teenagers wrote their own scripts and realised their ideas supervised by a professional filmmaker.

Since 2009 doxs! do it connects all practical projects of filmmaking, starting at the primary school up to the secondary school. The pupils are realising the conception and production of a (documentary-)film for themselves, under professional guidance. doxs! do it also combines the passive reflections of watching films with active parts of media education.

doxs! hörbilder

doxs! hörbilder is a project to create the teenagers’ awareness for acoustic issues (sound, atmosphere, voice) when visualizing a film. The children create a realistic and autobiographical radio play due to their wishes and in the context of their social environment.

doxs! sprechen+

Since 2007 doxs! participates in the training of children language skills, especially for youngsters with migratory background to improve their verbal skills and the ability to read fluently. Documentary and film material also gives the opportunity to get a deeper understanding for linguistic matters in film and TV.

doxs! kritik

In 2007 young film critics got the opportunity to review the festival program from their own point of view for the 1st time . In cooperation with the online film magazine spinxx.de, doxs! offered workshops where students could learn the essentials of film reviewing. In 2009 doxs! kritik established their first constant school critics-group at a secondary school in Dortmund, where they write especially about documentaries for young people.

doxs! bilderbildung

doxs! bilderbildung connects all film educational workshops for teachers. This could be organised in multi-part presentations, open for all interested teachers or in direct arrangements with individual schools. The workshops offer and define professional, theoretical and practical basic knowledge about (documentary)films and their benefit for education in school. Some documentaries, for example, also could be used for foreign language classes.

doxs! young heroes

To celebrate the fifth anniversary in 2006, doxs! and the Goethe Institute Munich edited a DVD package including 26 current, international documentaries for children and adolescents. All the films are subtitled, so that they can be offered to all international Goethe Institutes for educational purpose.

dok you

In cooperation with the "dokumentarfilminitiative dfi", doxs! has created a new project to establish the production of children documentaries in Germany. Directors can apply for this project to get a better qualification for producing children documentaries. Together with these filmmakers, students get the opportunity to realize their own documentary film for kids. The first four productions were presented to the public during the 33rd Duisburger Filmwoche in 2009, the two following productions will be premiered at the edition of 2010.