DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Willkommen im Pressebereich

Welcome to the Press Area

Welcome to the Press Area

If you are interested in our festival programme, we are happy to add you to our press mailing list. Just send us an email at




Journalists who cover the festival as reporting press for established media will be granted an accreditation free of charge for DOK Leipzig 2017. The festival reserves the right to request proof of journalistic work and reject the complimentary accreditation under certain circumstances. The accreditation process is open until 20 October.


Please find more information on the accreditation here.


Notice: The accreditation period has expired. If you still want to cover the festival, please contact our press office.


Please note that your accreditation does not grant you automatic access to the opening ceremony of DOK Leipzig 2017. If you wish to attend the festival opening on 30 October, please let us know by email at after you have applied for accreditation. We will look into allocation of tickets and will get back to you as soon as possible.


Accredited visitors will also need a valid ticket for the screening they wish to go to in order to gain admission to cinemas. On presentation of your festival pass at one of the DOK ticket offices you will receive a ticket for a maximum of 5 screenings for each day of the festival. Accredited visitors can pick up their tickets on the day of the screening or on the day before at all DOK ticket offices, as long as stocks last. It is not possible to redeem tickets for screenings that are taking place in parallel. There is an additional ticket office exclusively for accredited visitors in the Festival Centre in the Museum der bildenden Kunste. Online reservation of tickets for accredited visitors is not possible.


Seats can be guaranteed only if they are taken until 5 minutes before the start of the screening or event. The ticket expires as soon as the performance begins.


Please note that your accreditation does not grant you automatic access to the Animation Night. If you wish to cover this event, please contact the press office and we will look into allocation of tickets.


Find more information on the ticket offices here.



Under download section you will find the festival logo, the festival motive and festival impressions for your coverage of DOK Leipzig. If you need film stills, please contact us.



Maria Preußner
Nikta Vahid-Moghtada
Nina Kühne


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  • 1 August until 20 October
    Accreditation period
  • 10 October
    Official Selection will be announced/ Filmfinder goes online
  • 17 October
    Press conference: presenting the highlights of DOK Leipzig 2017
  • 31 October
    Press date DOK Neuland


Press centre

During the festival week, from 30 October to 5 November, the Press Office will be located at the Festival Centre inside Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (Katharinenstraße 10).


Opening hours are from Monday 30 October to Saturday 4 November, 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday 5 November, between 10 am and 2 pm.


We are looking forward to this year’s festival edition with you!