Austrian Documentary Film Alliance
dok.at is the only professional film association in Austria dedicated to supporting documentary film and acts as a film and media specific lobby for all documentary film makers. Founded in 2000, it currently consists of over 100 members, including directors, editors, directors of photography, producers and production companies.
Besides actively participating in the national professional guilds, dok.at represents the interests of documentary film makers opposite public and privately owned television companies, fights for improvements within funding organizations and engages in all political, social and legal issues relevant to documentary film and those involved in its development. The increased international success of Austrian documentary films and its growing impact in Austria has resulted in the continuous expansion of the activities of dok.at.
Our primary objective is to give exposure to forms of documentary that go beyond the experience of everyday TV and cinema, thereby creating an awareness for the special qualities inherent in documentaries.
Through a combination of film series, screenings and discussions, we create the opportunity to experience various forms of documentary films, especially also in regards to new developments in this field. In doing so, we aim to create a space for those primary driving forces of documentary film, such as curiosity, sensibility, inspiration and political viewpoint.