DOK Leipzig 30. Oktober – 5. November 2017
60. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 30 October – 5 November 2017
60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Hackathon & Prototype Jam

DOK Hackathon

This year DOK Leipzig is partnering with !DROPS from Belgium for what will be a challenging and rewarding event.


DOK Hackathon

Creatives are again taking part in our three-day DOK Hackathon. We selected filmmakers, designers and coders amongst others to take part in this intense experience. Beginning on Monday before the festival starts, these eager artists will sit together, brainstorm ideas, form teams, design a concept, get serious, get help from tutors, scratch some wild ideas, brainstorm some more, drink coffee, hack, code, cry laugh, enjoy, sleep, panic, refocus and finally develop an awesome prototype in just 72 hours, all the while being encouraged by mentors and facilitators of our partners from !DROPS. But wait, there is more…

Prototype Jam:

The concept is slightly different here. First ideas are already brought to the table, the general outlines already written. So all the available time goes directly into the actual realization of those ideas. Facilitated by our partners from !DROPS, the goal is to work together to create a market-pitchable project. The Prototype Jam is realized with additional support by !F Lab.

Both workshops unite under one premise: there is little time to create something amazing. Nevertheless, this is exactly where the fun comes in: to design and create with limited means is always a rewarding and illuminating challenge. We thank the Interactive Media Foundation and Transmedia Mitteldeutschland for their indispensable support.




Mon 31 Oct 09:00 until Wed 2 Nov 17:00



Halle 14






Invitation only



  • Matthias van Compernolle, !DROPS, Brussels
  • Bart Cornille, !DROPS, Brussels



  • Sandra Gaudenzi, !F Lab, London
  • Erika Grijalva, Harmony Institute, New York
  • Filip Fastenakels, VRT, Brussels
  • Mike Robbins, Helios Design, Toronto
  • Stephan Schüritz, Honig Studios, Berlin
  • Jiannis Sotiropoulos, Honig Studios, Berlin
  • Oscar Rough Mosumgaard, Coding Expert, Berlin
  • Jonas Witsch, IMF, Berlin


DOK Interactive Coordinator

Johannes Pelka

+49 (0) 341 30864-1085