DOK Leipzig Jury 2015
40 jurors on 12 panels will decide on the winners and awards given at this year’s festival. David Silverman, an animator and director from the USA who gained fame through the animated cartoon series ‘The Simpsons’ coming to DOK Leipzig as a member of the jury.
As of this year not only experts on film will be sitting on the juries: artists from other fields are taking part as well. Leena Pasanen, the new festival director, wants to open up the evaluation of the films to include other artistically creative influences.
In light of the current debate regarding refugees, the new structure of the Ecumenical Jury is a noteworthy factor. For the first time it not only consists of representatives of Christian churches but has been expanded by adding one Muslim and one Jewish member to the jury.
The jury for the Next Masters Competition is equally new and now made up of only one person. This year British video artist John Smith is going to decide on the ‘next master’ in Leipzig’s competition for up-and-coming filmmakers.
As always, a number of renowned experts in the film industry will naturally be staffing the juries at DOK Leipzig. You can find information about all of the juries at DOK Leipzig here.