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

Call for Entries

DOK Leipzig 2016

DOK Leipzig 2016


03/03 - Call for Films

04/04 - Call for Interactive Works


Entry Deadlines



for films

07/07/2016 (final entry deadline)

We gladly accept a rough cut of your film as submission screener.


This year we do not want to keep you waiting for too long:

Therefore all films submitted up until 05/05/2016 will receive a binding

feedback on their selection status by end of June. It's worth to submit as

early as possible! The final decision for films submitted afterwards will be

announced by end of August.


for interactive works


07/07/2016 (final entry deadline)





Programm Coordinator

Kim Busch


Programm Coordinator

Lina Dinkla


+49 (0) 341 30864-1020


DOK Interactive Coordinator

Johannes Pelka


+49 (0) 341 30864-1085


Until 7 July, Documentary, Animation and Animadoc Films of all lengths from 2015 or 2016 that have not been screened publicly before 1 October 2015 can be submitted to this year’s festival edition.


DOK Leipzig opens its submission call for interactive works. We look for innovative audiovisual works telling a non-fictional story with technical elements beyond film. The projects may range from webdocs to apps, VR to installations.

In case you did not know:



All winners of our International Competition for Short Documentary and Animation Films will qualify for consideration for the annual ACADEMY AWARDS® provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


European Film Award

All documentaries by European filmmakers that are shown in our Official Selection are eligible for the European Film Award in the category of “European Documentary”. DOK Leipzig recommends three documentary films which have premiered with us to the Academy. The films in the selection must have a length of 70 minutes or more.




Become a part of DOK Industry

If your film is selected for DOK Leipzig 2016, you’ll also have access to decision makers and professionals from all over the world. Use the DOK Market and Industry Activities to give your film the best chance to travel all over the world.



DOK Industry 2015


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




Upcoming Calls: DOK Industry 2016




Through our MYDOK user area you may submit your film



We very much look forward to receiving your submissions!

Warm regards,
DOK Leipzig Team