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

News

26.07.2016

New prize at the DOK Co-Pro Market

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), for the first time DOK Leipzig is awarding a prize at its 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.

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