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


Press Releases

07/2017, 14.09.2017

DOK Co-Pro Market receives record number of submissions

New project by Heddy Honigmann among selection | Live blogging by internationally renowned online community The D-Word for the first time


35 film projects have been selected for the 13th DOK Co-Pro Market and they will all have the chance to find international co-production and financing partners at the beginning of the festival in Leipzig. Some 350 projects were submitted for the DOK Co-Pro Market, around 100 more than last year, taking the number of submitted film projects to a new record high. During the DOK Co-Pro Market on 30th and 31st October, for the first time there will be live blogging by The D-Word, the leading online community for the international documentary film industry. (...)


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06/2017, 07.09.2017

Special Programme films: What comes after the fear?

The selection of around 170 films includes works by Agnès Varda, Rithy Panh and Milo Rau | A short by Jay Rosenblatt about Trump's US


The films of this year's DOK Leipzig Special Programmes, which make up the festival alongside the Official Selection, have been set. The theme Nach der Angst (Post-Angst) runs through all six. In its 60th anniversary edition, DOK Leipzig is exploring the extent to which the art of film can open up new prospects for the future in view of current political events and the erosion of democratic values. Sixty years into its own existence and 100 years after the October Revolution, the festival is also asking what happens after fear and what creative potential the phenomenon holds. (...)

05/2017, 13.06.2017

The Leipziger Ring film prize returns to DOK Leipzig

Once again, the Stiftung Friedliche Revolution will reward films about human rights, democracy and civic action


After a one-year break, the Stiftung Friedliche Revolution (the Peaceful Revolution Foundation in Leipzig) will once again be awarding the Leipziger Ring film prize as part of DOK Leipzig, which takes place in the autumn. The 2,500 euro prize will honour a documentary film about human rights, democracy and civic action. From 2010 to 2015, the prize was awarded annually but the foundation had to break with this tradition last year because of a lack of funds. The response of dismay encouraged the foundation and DOK Leipzig to re-launch the prize. (...)

04/2017, 02.05.2017

DOK Leipzig's anniversary edition's theme is 'Nach der Angst' (Post-Angst)

It runs through the Special Programmes and is also linked to the festival's history


In its 60th anniversary edition, which will be taking place against a backdrop of political polarisation and the erosion of democratic values across the world, DOK Leipzig will propose forward-thinking strategies for art and politics. The leitmotif of this year's festival is Nach der Angst (Post-Angst) and also runs through the Special Programmes. Taking place as it is 100 years after the October Revolution, the Retrospective will be about totalitarian regimes' filmic strategies for the representation of power after 1917. (...)

03/2017, 22.03.2017

DOK Leipzig's Selection Committee is complete

With Ralph Eue as chair, five more film experts will decide on the festival's Official Selection


The film journalist Carolin Weidner will be joining DOK Leipzig's Selection Committee this year. Since finishing her film studies, Weidner has written for Spiegel Online and die tageszeitung (taz) as well as other publications. She became a board member of the German Film Critics Association this year. Weidner also works at the Institute for Art in Context at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. The Selection Committee, which from this year onwards, will be chaired by the film journalist, lecturer and curator Ralph Eue (a member since 2007), is now complete. (...)

02/2017, 03.03.2017

Call for Entries for the 60th edition of DOK Leipzig starts today


From now on, documentaries, animated films and animated documentaries of all lengths as well as interactive works can be submitted to the 60th edition of DOK Leipzig. The festival is looking for strong artistic handwriting, intriguing points of view and works that bring their genres to the next level. The submitted film may be nominated for one of the festival’s six prestigious competitions and several special awards with a total prize money of up to 75,000 euros. Additionally, DOK Leipzig is a qualifying festival for both, the ACADEMY AWARDS© and the European Film Awards. (...)

01/2017, 08.02.2017

DOK Leipzig has a new programmer and new selection committee members

The programmer Ralph Eue is also the new head of the film festival’s selection committee


DOK Leipzig is making some staff changes in the programming department in 2017, the year of its 60th edition. The curator, lecturer and film publicist Ralph Eue is taking over as programmer and head of the selection committee. In the past, he ran press relations at the Tobis Filmkunst distribution company and worked as an advisor for the Berlinale. He has been a curator and selection committee member at DOK Leipzig since 2007. Aside from his festival work, he also teaches film history and film theory at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB). (...)