DOK Leipzig 27. Oktober – 2. November 2014
57. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 27 October – 2 November 2014
57th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film


Our first Hackathon is bringing together content creators and tech experts to promote mutual understanding and innovative approaches in interactive storytelling.


DOK Industry/ Cross Media


Ilo von Seckendorff

+49 (0) 341 30864-1085

Britta Senn

+49 (0) 341 30864-1085

Tuesday evening until Thursday evening, October 28 – 30, 2014

The renowned Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and DOK Leipzig are partnering for this innovative collaborative workshop-event focusing on interactive non-fiction storytelling, and exploring new tools and methods of story creation.


Building on DOK Leipzig’s expertise in Documentary and Animation, and continuing the Tribeca Hacks series of interactive approaches to storytelling, Tribeca Hacks <DOK> at DOK Leipzig will match media artists, filmmakers, digital storytellers with programmers, games developers and web designers to think stories and documentary from a different perspective.


Storytellers will be paired in advance with technologists and designers to form four to five  multidisciplinary project teams. During this 3-day Hackathon they will define, develop and partly realize a project from the initial idea to a first prototype.

Tutors and Experts

Amelie Leenhardt

Program Coordinator, Tribeca Film Institute, New York

Opeyemi Olukemi

Manager ditigal initiatives, Tribeca Film Institute, New York

AC Coppens

The Marketing Catalysts, Berlin

Frédéric Dubois

Author and Interactive Producer, Berlin

Thomas Wallner

Founder and Owner of Deep Inc., Toronto


Tribeca Hacks <DOK> Presentation and Interactive Drinks

This is the time and place to see the innovative results of Tribeca Hacks <DOK>. After two and a half days of intense work, the multidisciplinary teams composed of storytellers, designers and technicians will present their projects in front of a jury and an audience of industry professionals. Each team will have 10 minutes to pitch, presenting storylines, technical devices and first glimpses of the prototypes and their functionality. The team with the most promising project will be invited to participate in the 4th DOK Leipzig Net Lab (Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1) to further develop their non-linear story’s structure and content.


Following the pitches, all cross media makers, thinkers and accredited festival guests are invited to our Interactive Drinks, kindly hosted by DREFAbrik!


Irene Vandertrop

Interactive Producer, Deep Inc., Toronto

Kristian Costa-Zahn

Head of Creation, UFA Lab, Berlin

Alexander Knetig

Manager Web Content Dept, ARTE France, Paris

More info about the Hackathon Idea:


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APPLICATION Deadline: September 2, 2014

Applications are required in English language!



The Hackathon runs from Tuesday evening, October 28 through Thursday evening, October 30.


Participants will need to arrive on October 28 and should plan their departure no earlier than Sunday, November 2, as they might be awarded to participate in the 4th DOK Leipzig Net Lab (October 31-November 1)



Participation fee: 55 € per person (including 7% VAT).

We provide food and drinks during the event. Participants must take care of accommodation and travel to and from Leipzig for themselves.


We offer all Hackathon participants a reduced DOK Leipzig Festival accreditation of 50 € (instead of 100 €).