The inauguration of the 22nd European Film Festival for Documentaries dokumentART will once again be held at the Polish Television studio in Szczecin. The official part of the opening ceremony will be broadcast live on TVP Szczecin and will include talk about contemporary cinema's most important topics with the invited guests, a presentation of the festival directors, patrons, and partners, as well as a presentation of Szczecin's autumn cinema program. The second, unofficial part will feature a Polish premiere presentation of the latest in documentary film. The ceremony will be ran by Tomasz Raczek, known and respected film expert.
The main sponsor of the Opening Ceremony is Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna, West Pomerania's leading distributor of heat and electrical power vendor. Together with heating companies from Barlinek, Łobez, Słubice, Połczyn-Zdrój, Myślibórz, and Dębno, they create the SEC group.