DOK Leipzig Juries 2017
This year we are welcoming 38 artists and filmmakers in the 11 juries of DOK Leipzig. Among them world-famous new wave musician Anne Clark who will be judging the feature-length films in the International Competition together with renowned filmmaker Heddy Honigmann, who has been linked to the festival for many years, and producer Luciano Rigolini. Anne Clark will not only watch and evaluate films, but is also to be seen on Leipzig’s cinema screens herself. The film Anne Clark – I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow is showing out of competition in the International Programme and celebrates its World Premiere at the festival.
As in previous years, the range of jury members is very broad: “It is important to me that jurors represent not only the film industry, but also other branches of art and culture,” says our festival director Leena Pasanen.
Filmmaker Maike Mia Höhne, who among other things is also responsible for the Berlinale Shorts section, will be voting alongside Dorota Kobiela, whose film Loving Vincent is showing as part of Animation Night, and Vano Arsenishvili, who is also represented in the Country Focus Georgia with his film Altzaney, for the short films in the International Competition. The German Competition will be judged by Spiegel Online journalist Hannah Pilarczyk, publisher Molto Menz (Absolut Medien), and director and media artist Manfred Neuwirth. Jay Rosenblatt, to whom DOK Leipzig is dedicating this year’s homage, is a juror in the Next Masters Competition.
In addition to Duscha Kistler, former director of the Fantoche festival, and filmmaker Katja Gauriloff, animation filmmaker Elie Chapuis will be voting for the best animated documentary film. He is the animator behind the stop-motion animated puppetry work Ma vie de courgette (My Life as a Courgette), which opened DOK Leipzig 2016. For the second time a four-member interreligious jury will be giving its verdict on the International Competition.
The prize winners will receive their awards at the official award ceremony on 4 November.