Animation Lab DOK Leipzig

Animation Lab DOK Leipzig

CEE Animation and DOK Industry join forces! Together we offer a four-day intense workshop dedicated to professional producers, who are developing their first animated documentary and are interested in exploring the landscape of the animation industry, the topic of project development, production and distribution.
Call for Applications open until 1 June 2023
A room full of people who sit and stand while listening to a person who is speaking into a microphone.
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About the Workshop

Animation Lab DOK Leipzig 2023 is a first collaboration between CEE Animation and DOK Leipzig. This four-day residential event will take place on 10–13 October 2023 alongside the DOK Industry Programme in Leipzig. 

What to expect?

The workshop will consist of group work, personal and project presentations, lectures, direct 1:1 expert consultations and networking events. We will address topics such as film narrative, film development and pre-production, distribution and creative aspects of animated documentaries development. 

Experienced producer Jean-François Le Corre and multidisciplinary artist Uri Kranot will lead the workshop programme, accompanied by the CEE Animation team. Mentoring staff will be available to address any specific questions or professional requests from participants.

In addition, the participants will also receive accreditations for the 66th DOK Leipzig Festival and DOK Industry Programme 2023. 

Participation fee: 250 €, includes workshop sessions, lunches and festival accreditation 
Language: The workshop will be conducted in English.

When and where?

The Animation Lab takes place on-site in Leipzig.

  • Workshop dates: Arrival 10 October, departure 14 October
  • Workshop programme: 10 October (afternoon) – 13 October (evening)

Applications are open until 1 June 2023. 

Who can apply?

The Animation Lab is aimed at filmmakers/producers who wish to expand their knowledge of the production and distribution of animated documentaries.

Applications with a presentation of the film project are welcome. In the application form, we’ll ask for a link to your project’s visual approach and style if relevant.

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form on our website. Application is free of charge, the participation fee is due only after confirmation of participation.

You need a myDOK account for our website to access the form. If you haven’t got one yet, you can register here.

Start your application now

Portrait of Jean-François Le Corre
Portrait of Jean-François Le Corre
Jean-François Le Corre

Jean-François Le Corre created the production company Vivement Lundi! focusing on animation for TV and documentaries, which won Best French Animation Producer for TV in 2011, the Cartoon Tribute 2015 for Best European Animation Producer, and the UniFrance Award 2016 for Best French exporter of short films.

The company produced or co-produced animated films, TV specials and series such as “L’Homme aux Bras Ballants” by Laurent Gorgiard, “The Science of Botheration” by Isabelle Lenoble and Julien Leconte, “Storm Hits Jacket” by Paul Cabon, “Dimitri” by Agnès Lecreux, “This Magnificent Cake!” by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels and “Flee” by Jonas Poher Rasmussen.

Its productions won more than 350 awards at famous events such as MIFA Annecy, OIAF Ottawa, Sundance Film Festival, Animafest Zagreb. In 2020, Vivement Lundi! was Oscar-nominated for the short “Mémorable” by Bruno Collet. The Danish animated feature “Flee” by Jonas Poher Rasmussen – coproduced by Vivement Lundi! – reached both, the Oscars shortlist and the Cannes official selection.

Portrait of Uli Kranot
Portrait of Uli Kranot
Uri Kranot

Uri Kranot is a multidisciplinary artist. He has worked with Michelle Kranot as a duo for 20 years, and their work transcends the traditional: their art moves between experimental genres and unfamiliar media, fusing handmade images and new technologies to create contemporary experiences. They are often characterized by a poetic sensibility and fragmented narratives, exploring past and present, fact and fiction.

Uri Kranot is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best VR immersive work at the 77th La Biennale di Venezia and for Best immersive XR at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

Together with Michele Kranot, he directs the ANIDOX programme in Viborg, Denmark.

Website of Michelle & Uri Kraft

About CEE Animation
Logo CEE Animation
Logo CEE Animation
CEE Animation

brings together activities for the promotion and development of animation industry and its talent. It aims to broaden professional experience, showcase the skills of filmmakers and producers, and improve the quality of the content and visual side of projects.

CEE Animation contributes to increase the capacity of animation producers to create works that will be distributed internationally by promoting European co-productions through B2B initiatives, but also by sharing know-how about the market, financing and production strategies and creating a functioning and all-inclusive network of all relevant actors in the animation field (producers, TV broadcasters, distributors, policy makers, audience and marketing experts...). It supports decision makers with information and sharing the needs of the sector through the articulation of information and data analysis. 

The CEE Animation Network consists of industry representatives from most European countries and beyond: Asia, Africa, Latin and North America.



For any questions please write to 
industry [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de


DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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