Some regard them as the last bastion of cinema culture, others as one of the few gateways to the audience, and still others as the outgrowth of an eventization trend. Film festivals: friend or foe was thus recently the topic of a working group consisting of filmmakers, producers, distributors and film festival organizers at the Dok Leipzig. The diverse results were presented publicly in a panel discussion with Susanne Binninger (AG DOK) Daniel Sponsel (DOK.fest M√ľnchen) and Florina Vilgertshofer (AG DOK). For a recording of the event in the German language click here