62. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Docs in Progress


Docs in Progress

Rough cut presentation during which filmmakers get the chance to present an excerpt of their films in the post-production stage to interested industry professionals.

Pocket Guide 2011

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 10:00 - 13:00,
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

This year DOK Leipzig launches the "Docs in Progress" rough-cut presentation. Filmmakers are given the opportunity to present a 15 minute-long excerpt of their film currently in post-production to interested industry professions. After the screening a panel of selected experts will give constructive feedback on the material and dramaturgy, and also suggest possible distribution strategies.

Designed to foster creative exchange in a secure, informed and moderated framework, the "Docs in Progress" presentation also offers international distributors, sales agents, festival representatives and commissioning editors an early look at exciting new projects.



Stefan Kloos, Rise and Shine World Sales, Berlin

Selected Projects:


Private Universe | Rodinný Vesmír
Czech Republic | 2012 | 90 min
D./P.: Helena Treštíková | P.: negativ film productions / Prague, Pavel Strnad

„Family Diary“ deals with the passing of time. Honza was born in 1974 in Czechoslovakia into the cheerless era of real socialism. At that time, his parents Jana and Petr had no apartment of their own. They occupied one room in the apartment of Jana’s divorced mother and of her widowed grandmother. When their first child was born, Petr began to write a family chronicle - 37 years of one family, framed by milestones of births, studies, jobs and moving of its members. After all these years Peter still continues to write their chronicle… Who are we, where do we come from and where do we go?

Vernal Sacrifice (WT) | Frühlingsopfer (AT)
Germany | 2012
D./P.: Mario Schneider | P.: 42Film Production / Halle

Every year when spring is about to displace the long winter, a few villages in the Mansfelder Land celebrate an archaic ritual. The grown man want to become one with the ground and mud, because they are symbolising the winter. The children take their whips and chase the old out of the village. Once a year the young become the grown-ups and the old become children again. Vernal Sacrifice is a film about growing up and the secrets of childhood.

Argentina | 2012 | 70 min
D./P.: Paula Schargorodsky | P.: Crudo Films / Buenos Aires, TALATALA / Barcelona

At 23, with a bridal trousseau in her luggage, Renée leaves behind her hometown Montevideo, for a new city and a husband.
60 years later, Paula, her granddaughter, is proposed marriage. She stands still and silent and instead decides to leave the continent.
Why does Renée migrate to get married in Buenos Aires with a man she barely knows?
Why doesn’t Paula have a similar fate?
Two women in the search for a long lasting love.


The session will be held in English.


Sabine BuBeck-Paatz


Sean Farnel

Ripping Reality, Toronto

Gitte Hansen

First Hand Films, Zurich

Peter Jäger

Autlook Film Sales, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg

WDR/ARTE, Cologne

Louise Rosen

Louise Rosen Ltd., Brunswick

Anifest.PDF [22.1KB/PDF]