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
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DOK Short'n'Sweet

DOK Short'n'Sweet is a new format focusing entirely on the financing and distribution of short documentary films. As a first pilot this year it is planned to be a fun, entertaining way to bring together short film professionals and creative new ideas.


DOK Short'n'Sweet invites accredited film professionals to pitch their short film project in front of a panel of buyers and distributors as well as an interested audience of producers and peers. No prizes, no promises, but a great way to start the day!


Each filmmaker receives 7 minutes to present their project: 3 minutes to pitch the idea and 4 minutes to answer questions from the panelists. The pitches will be selected at random during the event from all registrations received.



Registrations are open from 15 September to 15 October, with the event taking place on 1 November. If you would like to pitch, please register and submit your film idea in a tweet’s length – short and sweet in 140 characters. Project ideas will be drawn at random during the event from all registrations we received, so you might be invited to pitch on the fly. Please use the registration page and fill in the form to enter your project.


Please make sure you have read the DOK Short’n’Sweet regulations beforehand.


Professionals with all levels of experience and from all backgrounds are welcome to register for this event. Participation as pitcher or audience member is open to all accredited guests.




Wed 1 Nov




Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig






Accredited guests welcome



Elizabeth Klinck, E Klinck Research, Collingwood



Lindsay Crouse, NY Times Op-Docs, New York City

Georg Gruber, Magnetfilm, Berlin

Maike Mia Höhne, Berlinale Shorts, Berlin

Charlie Phillips, The Guardian, London
Antoine Schmidt-Roy, nikita ventures, Berlin


Here you can find the list of the panelists



DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator

Ulrike Schmidt

+49 (0) 341 30864-1082