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.

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.


The results will be officially presented to a jury and international industry professionals on Thursday, October 30. The team with the most promising project will be awarded to participate in the following 4th DOK Leipzig Net Lab (Friday, October 31+ Saturday, November 1) to further develop their non-linear story in structure and content.


DOK Industry/ Cross Media


Ilo von Seckendorff

+49 (0) 341 30864-1085

Britta Senn

+49 (0) 341 30864-1085

APPLY HERE through the Tribeca Film Institute:

More info about the Hackathon:

 (You can click on Read More and Apply Now)

Tutors and Experts

Amelie Leenhardt

Program Coordinator, Tribeca Film Institute, New York

Opeyemi Olukemi

Manager ditigal initiatives, Tribeca Film Institute, New York


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 €).