We are working to make DOK Leipzig as barrier-free as possible. Every year, we produce audio descriptions and SDH subtitles (both in German) for a selection of our festival films to offer barrier-free cinema experiences.
Blick über die Schulter einer Person auf ihren Laptopbildschirm, in der Hand hält sie ein Smartphone mit der App Greta.
© Susann Jehnichen
Accessibility of our Festival Cinemas

Our aim is to enable people with very different living situations and conditions to be able to watch and discuss films together. Many of the cinemas have wheelchair access. You can find further details about the accessibility of our venues here on our website.

Audio Descriptions

For several films in our programme we offer Audio Descriptions via the app Greta. The app is free and it is useful to install it before the screening already. This year, we present 10 films with German audio descriptions and two films with English audio descriptions: Rebellion and The Debutante.

 You can find an overview of all films with German audio descriptions:

All films with audio description (PDF in German)
German Subtitles and Subtitles for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (SDH)

Most films at DOK Leipzig are shown in their original version with English subtitles. “A Bunch of Amateurs” will be shown with English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing on screen.

For a selection of films we also provide German subtitles and subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing on screen. Please note that SDH subtitles will be provided in German and enable viewers who do not understand the film's original language or English to access German subtitles. The subtitles will be shown on screen.

You can find an overview of the films with German subtitles here or you can filter them in our programme

All Films with SDH subtitles (PDF in German)
Programme Offers at Free Entry

We screen a selection of our competition films at free admission at our pop-up cinema in Leipzig’s central station and at the Polish Institute every day during the festival week. Please check our programme calendar for more details.

Our DOK Neuland exhibition is also opening its doors at free entry. You are invited to visit daily during the festival week.

In addition to the film programme, you are also welcome to join the audience of our masterclasses and talk series DOK Speaks Up. If you missed the onsite events you can catch up on all talks in our media library.

Programme for Kids and Teenagers

Have a look at our Kids DOK series presenting films for all 3+. Discover funny, exciting and thought-provoking films for all age groups. See you at the cinema?


Pease contact our Programme Team if you have further questions about the barrier-free programme offers at our festival.

Paula Schumann

Phone: +49 (0)341 30864 1024
Email: inklusion [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de


The barrier-free offer is supported by the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art. This measure is co-financed with tax revenues on the basis of the budget approved by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.

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