DOK Industry

DOK Industry

Ein raum voller Menschen, zwei Frauen im Vordergrund unterhalten sich angeregt
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Every year, about 1,600 professional guests from more than 80 countries come to Leipzig to participate in over 50 events under the umbrella of DOK Industry. In 2020, the complete DOK Industry Programme took place online.

DOK Industry Online offers networking opportunities with the highest-quality German and international decision makers and funders in a cosy, laid back atmosphere. This is the meeting place for artistic documentary and a hub for interactive and immersive arts practitioners and experts.

  • 150+ festival programmers
  • 250+ commissioners, buyers, distributors, sales agents and funders
  • 300+ producers
  • More than 1,100 scheduled individual meetings at the Co-Pro Market and Meet the Experts Meetings
  • Daily networking hangouts and Get Togethers
  • Project presentations from all over the world
  • Podcasts from exciting and unusual professionals to inspire
  • Over 20,000 € in services and prizes to win
  • DOK Exchange with 80 immersive artists and experts
  • Access to the DOK Leipzig film programme
Submission for DOK Co-Pro Market now open!
Eine DOK-Mitarbeiterin und ein DOK Mitarbeiter – beide mit Mundschutz – unterhalten sich vor einer Wandtafel mit einem Schichtplan. Über dem Plan die Überschrift "Breakoutroom"
Jobs at DOK Industry

The festival is approaching, the time of year when our team traditionally grows many times over. Do you have the time and the desire to help realize the first hybrid DOK Industry edition ever in the coming months and into early November?

We are currently looking for new team members to support us connecting our festivals guests in Leipzig with the accredited attendees around the world via Zoom, Livestreams and Co! You are interested in new communication tools, and you love to organize live and/or digital events? Apply until 10 August! We have also advertised internships with DOK Industry and guest management.

Have a look at our vacancies on our German page. We would be happy to receive applications in English as well!

Jobs at DOK

Project Archive

Discover the documentary projects presented at DOK Industry 2020.

36 projects were part of the DOK Co-Pro Market, and furthers projects were presented at the DOK Preview rough-cut presentations, the XR conference DOK Exchange, and the short film pitch DOK Short n’ Sweet.

Browse the project archive

Discover what the DOK Industry Programme 2020 had to offer

This is your starting point to dive into all of our different events.
Zwei Personen sitzen an einem Tisch im Co-Pro Market und scheuen konzentriert auf einen Bildschirm.
DOK Co-Pro Market

36 extraordinary new creative documentary projects in development meet decision makers and potential co-financiers over two days at this exclusive networking event. 

Eine Frau mit gelber Jacke sitzt mit dem Rücken zur Kamera vor einem Computer und schaut einen Film
DOK Film Market

Discover more than 200 new documentary and animation titles ready for international circulation and distribution in our curated video library. Rights holders can also take advantage of priority access to the DOK Industry Services.

Zwei Männder und eine Frau schauen gemeinsam in ein Programmheft zu DOK Exchange
DOK Exchange

Take a day for inspiration and community at our interactive conference DOK Exchange if you are curious about new ways of telling stories and forms of artistic expression. Look here for connection with peers also working in the fields of immersive arts!

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DOK Short n’ Sweet

3 minutes to convince a panel of experts to finance your next short! Open for animation, documentary and whatever border-pushing format you can dream of. Short n’ Sweet takes place online on Friday, 30 October.

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DOK Preview

The DOK Preview Presentations will be open for all accredited guests this year. Join the interactive presentations to discover new German documentaries and our favourite upcoming titles from training initiatives and markets from across the world. Learn more about the tastes of international buyers, distributors and festivals.

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Meet the Experts

Not all meetings require a formal introduction, but we love to share our network with you! Join a Meet the Experts: Hangout for up-to-date information and new sources or inspiration, or sign up for Meet the Experts: Meetings to expand your network and find new partners for your projects and films.

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DOK Industry Podcasts

For the first time we have produced a series of podcasts, giving our guests the opportunity to turn their screens off and take a portable discussion with them.

Brigid O'Shea is talking into a mikrophone, two women are sitting next to her at a table and listen
DOK Partner Presentations

Discover new, up-and-coming documentary films from our closest and most-loyal partners. Each DOK Partner Presentation will highlight 5 new documentary films from certain regions, countries, and training programmes.

Jay Rosenblatt is sitting at a round table with Ralph Eue and speaks, on the right side of the image the audience can be seen listening intently
Masterclass Annik Leroy

DOK Leipzig’s exclusive workshop discussions do not preserve dogmas of craftsmanship but question the methods and aims of a cinematographic style. In conversation with Annik Leroy and using examples from her work, the topic of discussion will be radicality.

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Industry Services

Accessible to all accredited festival guests in our virtual festival centre, DOK Industry Services will help you connect with our expert international network. Make the most of your time at the festival and take advantage of our insider tips.

DOK Industry Programme is co-funded and supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
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