DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Do you want to watch documentaries and animation year-round, without having to wait for the next festival edition coming up? Check out the links below! DOK Leipzig regularly partners with online platforms to share our curation with the whole world, and we want to share it also with you. Some content is free, others you have to pay for, but each time you stream or download, revenues flow back to the pockets of the filmmakers.

Happy exploring!

Doc Alliance Online Channel

Doc Alliance project is the result of a long-term creative partnership of 7 key European film festivals developed since 2006. The international alliance includes CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Doclisboa, Jihlava IDFF, Docs Against Gravity FF and Visions du Réel Nyon. The aim of the initiative is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative documentary films.

With joint forces the Doc Alliance festivals created Doc Alliance Films, a VOD platform to make you discover many outstanding documentary and experimental films.


Up to 5 November 2017, Doc Alliance Film offers in cooperation with DOK Leipzig a curated programme with five animated documentaries from the last year's festival edition to watch online. Subscribers can discover the following films:


  • Mr Sand by Soetkin Verstegen (International Programme 2016)
  • Yellow by Ana Pérez López (International Programme 2016)
  • The Clitoris by Lori Malépart-Traversy (International Competition Short Film 2016)
  • Fortgang (Progress) by Otto Alder (International Competition Short Film 2016)
  • EGOnomics by Katja Duregger (International Programme 2016)


Give it a try!


DOK Leipzig continues its partnership with MUBI to give you the chance to discover the experimental short films of Jay Rosenblatt on the occasion of this year’s homage Visual Electrics. The Cinema of Jay Rosenblatt. The Rosenblatt MUBI Special features 14 of his shorts mostly assembled from found footage, archival material, discarded film strips and found or manipulated sound. The cycle will kick off during DOK Leipzig’s festival week with his award-winning The Smell of Burning Ants on 3 November and every week another film will follow each of which will be featured for 30 days on MUBI.

As a special gift new subscribers get the opportunity to register for an extended free trial period of 30 days through our MUBI X DOK Leipzig partner page:

A VOD cooperation
by SWISS FILMS, and DOK Leipzig

Swiss Films, Realeyz and DOK Leipzig continue their partnership to bring you the best documentary and animated gems directed by Swiss filmmakers. 


Up to the next festival you can now discover or re-discover four artistically outstanding animated shorts by Swiss animators selected or awarded in past festival editions of DOK Leipzig:


  • Whatever the Weather by Remo Scherrer (Honorary Mention 2016)
  • Erlking by Georges Schwizgebel (Golden Dove Animated Film 2015)
  • Impostor by Elie Chapuis (International Programme 2014)
  • Patch by Gerd Gockell (International Competition Animated Film 2014)

During the festival we’ll bring you an exclusive day & date VOD release of this year’s festival entry Pure Charcoal by Robert Müller (International Programme, World Premiere) starting with the screening on 4 November 2017 at 22:15 and lasting for 24h.


Watch these extra-ordinary films for free by using the waiver code ‘swissfilms’ when registering on


FEATVRE is a brand new website and mobile app that helps you find the best documentaries available online, whether it’s in your favourite broadcaster’s media library or a wide variety of German and international streaming and VOD platforms that you might not have yet come across.

On the occasion of the upcoming edition of DOK Leipzig FEATVRE is creating a dedicated page featuring festival highlights and recommendations.


Register for free, mark your favourite titles and let FEATVRE notify you automatically as soon as they are available online:

Realnoye Kino

Realnoye Kino is an online theater by Current Time TV for feature-length creative documentaries the world is speaking about. These are films that provoke discussion within the countries of their production, receive awards at the most important film festivals, films of directors with a very special cinematic language that film industry professionals love. Realnoye Kino emerged in April 2017 as an attempt to distinguish real films d’auteur from TV-oriented productions and is aiming to speak about the reality trough a very precise artistic lens.


For this year’s 60th Edition of DOK Leipzig, Current Time TV – Realnoye Kino features four artistically extra-ordinary festival titles that will be aired during the festival week:


  • Convictions by Tatyana Chistova (DOK Leipzig 2016 Next Masters Competition, MDR Film Prize)
    Mon 30 Oct, 21:00 CET+1,
    reruns on Tue 31 Oct, 02:00, 10:00 and 15:00 CET+1
  • Furusato by Thorsten Trimpop (DOK Leipzig 2016, Golden Dove German Competition)
    Tue 31 Oct, 21:00 CET+1,
    reruns on Wed 01 Nov, 02:00, 10:00 and 15:00 CET+1
  • #uploading_holocaust by Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir (DOK Leipzig 2016, Next Masters Competition)
    Thu 2 Nov, 21:00 CET+1,
    reruns on Fri 3 Nov, 02:00, 10:00 and 15:00 CET+1
  • When the Earth Seems to Be Light by Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze, David Meskhi (DOK Leipzig 2017, Country Focus Georgia)
    Fri 3 Nov, 21:00 CET+1,
    reruns on Sat 4 Nov, 02:00, 10:00 and 15:00 CET+1


All films in Russian, available for online streaming at

DOK Leipzig on Kickstarter

On our Kickstarter project site, you can get a taste of the kind of projects we like and support. A few of them also have been part of our Co-Production Meeting and DOK.Incubator workshops or the Leipzig screening programm in the last years. The selection is made by Brigid O´Shea, Head of Industry.


Feel free to explore our selected documentaries and support them here.