New prize at the DOK Co-Pro Market
DOK Leipzig is taking practical steps to boost the position of women in the film industry. Together with the European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA), DOK Leipzig is awarding a new prize at its DOK Co-Pro Market. The award will go to the best female-driven film project and includes both financial support and a year of mentoring from festival director Leena Pasanen and head of DOK Industry Brigid O’Shea as the project moves into further development.
"We are lucky to receive project submissions from a 50/50 split of male and female directors at the Co-Pro Market. However, we’ve noticed that the number of completed feature-length films for the festival competitions has been more in favor of males”, says Brigid O’Shea. "We feel honored to collaborate with EWA in order to make a concrete intervention in the career of a female filmmaker and act as her ambassador globally."
This year's DOK Co-Pro Market will take place at the beginning of the festival week, from October 31st to November 1st. The prize for the best female-driven film project will be awarded during the festival.
Submit your project in development until 1 August here.