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


DOK Industry Programme 2016

DOK Industry Programme 2016


05/05 - Call for Co-Pro Market Projects

06/06 - Call for DOK Hackathon Participation



DOK Industry will celebrate its 12th edition in 2016, against the backdrop of
the 59th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

We are inviting non-fiction professionals to submit now for the following events:





DOK Industry

Brigid O'Shea

+49 (0) 341 30864-1082

DOK Co-Pro Market


Submissions are now open for the 12th DOK Co-Pro Market!


The DOK Co-Pro Market will take place 31 October & 1 November 2016.


We schedule 800 curated individual meetings with possible co-producers,

co-financiers, broadcasters and other professionals over the two days.

The DOK Co-Pro Market is limited to up to 2 participants per project, and costs 200,00 € (ex VAT) for one participant and 300,00 € (ex VAT) for two.


Independent producers are invited to submit projects in development, suitable for international co-financing via the MYDOK area of the DOK Website.

This year we'll focus on FRANCE, but submission from all countries and regions are welcome!

What we are looking for at a glance:

  • Particularly for feature-length documentaries for theatrical release, although animated documentaries (longer than 52 minutes), TV one-offs and interactive projects are also welcome to apply

  • Universal and extraordinary themes, stories and visual approach justifying the international co-financing
  • A mini-focus on co-producing with France, however producers of any nationality are welcome to submit
  • Projects should be in development or very early stages of production, have some visual materials to show and in the best case some financing already attached

Find out more here.

Deadline: 1 August 2016


Any queries can be directed to Brigid O'Shea or Mila Kiratzova.



DOK Leipzig Hackathon


Come together with other like-minded professionals to create new interactive storytelling prototypes. This year's DOK Hackathon with be held together with our partners from iDrops.


Registration is open to all professionals working in documentary and animation, and of course all other creative or technological fields.

More information will be availalble in the summer.



DOK Film Market


DOK Film Market supports the distribution and circulation of documentary films throughout the world and the realisation of projects still in progress. It is a full-service meeting place between the German, European and international non-fiction sector and include additional activities to connect you with decision makers and rights holders in Leipzig.

To submit to the Market, please fill out the festival's online entry form and select the checkbox to be taken into consideration (the DOK Film Market is a curated selection of films and space is limited!). Films of all lengths that have been completed after October 1, 2015 are welcomt to submit. If your film was submitted but not selected for the festival in 2015 and you are interested in taking part in the DOK Film Market 2016 please email

Market Fee
100€ for a feature-length film
50€ for a film up to 39 min
30€ for a short film up to 10 min
(all prices excl. VAT)

Package deals are available to sales & distribution companies.



DOK Exchange


A special one-day networking event for visionaries working outside the box. Or maybe you're ready to get out of the box, but need a hand!


DOK Exchange will inspire you with keynotes, talks and case studies given by professionals working in documentary, animation and transmedia fields with the opportunity to get deeper into the material through a series of networking events.


We want you to join us to set new structures for creating non-fiction stories. Check back in spring for ways to get involved.

The DOK Exchange is open to all accredited guests of DOK Leipzig, regardless of your professional background. There is a 30,00 € (ex. VAT) catering fee and space is limited!





Use the DOK Market and DOK Industry Activities to give your film the best chance to travel all over the world. See the 2015 Guest List here to give you an indication of who will be available to meet this year:

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