DOK Leipzig 31. Oktober – 6. November 2016
59. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar– und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 31 October – 6 November 2016
59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film


DOK Industry Programme 2016

DOK Industry Programme 2016

DOK Industry will celebrate its 12th edition in 2016, against the backdrop of
the 59th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

We are inviting non-fiction professionals to submit now for the following events:



DOK Hackathon & Prototype Jam


Come together with other like-minded professionals to create new interactive storytelling prototypes. This year's DOK Hackathon with be held together with our partners from !DROPS.


Registration is open to everyone working in documentary and animation, and of course all other creative or technological fields. 


In addition, there is a second offer we’d like to propose. Take part in a Prototype Jam and join a team that is already in the later stages of production. Have a look at the existing projects so far.

The DOK Hackathon and Prototype Jam will take place 31 October till 2 November 2016. There will be a fee of € 60 if you are selected.


The Deadline for your application is 28 August 2016.


Find out more here and get in contact with Johannes Pelka.




DOK Interactive Coordinator

Johannes Pelka

+49 (0) 341 30864-1085

DOK Film Market


DOK Film Market supports the distribution and circulation of documentary films throughout the world and the realisation of projects still in progress. It is a full-service meeting place between the German, European and international non-fiction sector and include additional activities to connect you with decision makers and rights holders in Leipzig.

To submit to the Market, please fill out the festival's online entry form and select the checkbox to be taken into consideration (the DOK Film Market is a curated selection of films and space is limited!). Films of all lengths that have been completed after October 1, 2015 are welcomt to submit. If your film was submitted but not selected for the festival in 2015 and you are interested in taking part in the DOK Film Market 2016 please email

Market Fee
100€ for a feature-length film
50€ for a film up to 39 min
30€ for a short film up to 10 min
(all prices excl. VAT)

Package deals are available to sales & distribution companies.



DOK Exchange


A special one-day networking event for visionaries working outside the box. Or maybe you're ready to get out of the box, but need a hand!


DOK Exchange will inspire you with keynotes, talks and case studies given by professionals working in documentary, animation and transmedia fields with the opportunity to get deeper into the material through a series of networking events.


We want you to join us to set new structures for creating non-fiction stories. Check back in spring for ways to get involved.

The DOK Exchange is open to all accredited guests of DOK Leipzig, regardless of your professional background. There is a 30,00 € (ex. VAT) catering fee and space is limited!





Use the DOK Market and DOK Industry Activities to give your film the best chance to travel all over the world. See the 2015 Guest List here to give you an indication of who will be available to meet this year:

Broadcasters: 91 from 18 countries
Film Funds: 71 from 11 countries
Sales Agents & Distributors: 94 from 20 countries
Festival Programmers: 80 from 28 countries
Training Initiatives: 11 representatives from 4 countries