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

Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts

Explore in finer detail some areas of the industry you might not be familiar with and get new insights into the work of professionals attending DOK Leipzig.






Accredited guests welcome



  • Katharina Bergfeld, Lichtblick Media, Berlin
  • Pamela Cohn, Festival Programmer, Berlin
  • Mila Kiratzova, DOK Leipzig

Tue 1 Nov, 14:00  15:00, DOK Industry Lounge

Meet the Training Initiatives

DOK Leipzig collaborates with many independent and Creative Europe-supported training initiatives designed to help you refine your skills and increase your professional network. Each has a specific selection criteria and focus and – just like your film – it’s deeply beneficial to understand their idiosyncrasies and create a strategy for your applications.

Get to know the professionals behind these organisations. You can meet representatives from Documentary Campus, BDC Discoveries, DOK.Incubator, EAVE, EsoDoc, Ex Oriente and ifLab.



Tue 1 Nov, 15:30 17:30, Polnisches Institut

Developing Your Festival Strategy

Dr. Grit Lemke & Ina Rossow will exchange ideas, tips and experiences on planning a festival strategy for your film. Never before has it been so important to get the strategy right in order to monetise your film.

At the end of the session we will have a large selection of festival programmers for you to network with including Berlinale, HotDocs, Cinéma du Réel, Krakow Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Golden Apricot Film Festival, DocsBarcelona, DMZ Docs, Docudays UA, ZagrebDox, Sarajevo Film Festival to name but a few.


A networking reception is kindly hosted by Docudays UA.



Thu 3 Nov, 10:00  11:00, DOK Industry Lounge, Festival Centre

VOD a-b-c

TVOD, SVOD, NVOD, premium VOD, catch up TV, the list goes on. The number of VOD platforms and subscription models worldwide is expanding at speed, but at what price? Is VOD your friend or your foe? It certainly is an exciting time to be a consumer but what’s in it for the creators and where does one start? Can your film thrive in the VOD space? What is the role of the sales agent, distributor and content aggregator? A session on the lessons learned working with the VOD market and how you can apply them in your online distribution strategy. A talk with the experts – you ask the questions, we (hopefully) provide the answers.



  • Kelsey Koenig, Impact Partners, New York
  • Vincent Lucassen, Under the Milky Way, Vienna
  • Emma Simpson, Journeyman Pictures, London

Developing Your Festival Strategy [89.0MB/mp3]