COVID-safe Festival Participation

COVID-safe Festival Participation

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We are delighted to welcome our international guests to the city in October, to share the excitement of watching the newest and grandest films on the big screen in our festival cinemas and to meet each other and catch up after a long period of virtual networking.

We are making the health of our guests a priority and are taking measures to ensure a safe participation for industry professionals who are joining us in Leipzig for our events.

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We offer online participation for all parts of DOK Industry Programme and online viewing of our main festival selection for anyone who is not vaccinated/recovered or prefers to participate remotely for other reasons.

After the DOK Industry Programme had to move entirely online in 2020, we are grateful that the introduction of vaccinations is allowing DOK Leipzig with its film screenings and networking events to gradually move back to the physical space. Despite the numbers of vaccinations increasing steadily, we are not back to pre-pandemic conditions but are in a phase of transition with a hope for welcoming substantially more guests in 2022. We ask for your understanding and wish all of us a great festival experience, whether online or onsite.

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Onsite Participation

If you are attending DOK Leipzig onsite, you can upload your vaccination certificate or recovery information in the accreditation form. We have updated the accreditation registration forms accordingly. All guests who already registered for an onsite attendance will be contacted by our accreditation team and have the opportunity to submit their proof of vaccination/recovery with them.

* In Germany you are considered fully vaccinated or recovered in any of the following cases:

  • More than two weeks have passed after your last vaccination jab (two shots are required for all vaccines except Janssen® which requires only one).
  • You have recovered from COVID-19 and received one of the above vaccines after recovery.
  • Less than six months have passed since your full recovery from COVID-19.

Vaccines that are currently approved in Germany are:
Comirnaty® by BioNTech/Pfizer, Spikevax® by Moderna, Vaxzevria® by AstraZeneca and Janssen® by Johnson & Johnson.

Recovery from COVID-19:
Those who have recovered require proof of a positive PCR test at least 28 days and no more than 180 days (approximately six months) ago.

Please find precise information on vaccination requirements in Germany on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich Institute.

For an online guide on how to obtain your EU Digital COVID certificate, please visit the info page of the European Commission.

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