DOK Industry News

DOK Industry News

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Every year, about 1,600 film industry professionals come to Leipzig to participate in over 50 events under the umbrella of DOK Industry. We look forward to welcoming at our 2023 edition, taking place 8–15 October!
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About DOK Industry

DOK Industry offers networking opportunities with the highest-quality for 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 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
  • Access to the DOK Leipzig film programme
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Calls and Deadlines
Mark your calendars!
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Call for Films
Call for XR Works
Call for Projects: DOK Co-Pro Market
Early Dove Accreditation
Call for Submissions: Short n’ Sweet & Exchange XR Showcase
66th DOK Leipzig Festival
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Festival Recap 2022

DOK Industry Podcast 2022

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Missionwashing Docs

A conversation on the American Non-Profit Industrial Complex and interrogating how these organisations “mission wash” their role in maintaining a status quo within the documentary ecosystem, harming its labour force. Read more 

Curator & Moderator: Bedatri Datta Choudhury
Guests: Shakira Refos, Hansen Bursic

Release: 17 October 2022
Length: 50'

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The Culture of Film Curating

“The Culture of Film Curating” shines a light on outstanding curators and explores the unique cultural practices that they bring to their work. The discussion will focus on collaborating with various types of institutions while working to preserve a plurality of international film cultures. Read more

Curator & Moderator: Greg de Cuir
Guests: Alia Ayman, Matthew Barrington

Release: 17 October 2022
Length: 73'

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Igniting Strategies

Changing the Face(s) of Film Festival Programming

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are the buzzwords that litter programme initiatives in the entertainment industry as of late. This podcast will discuss ongoing efforts by change makers in the Festival space to close and challenge the systemic access gap for programmers of colour. Read more

Curator & Moderator: Irene Soriano
Guests: Lucy Jane Mukerjee, Faridah Gbadamosi

Release: 17 October 2022
Length: 54'

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Jihan & Toni Talk Archives Part 2

Filmmaker and archivist Jihan El-Tahri and creator, host of The What’s Up with Docs podcast and archival researcher Toni Bell chat once more one year into Jihan’s multi-disciplinary project, People’s Stories – Past & Present: Bridging the Silenced and Liminal Spaces of African Imagery. Read more

Curator: Ranell Shubert 
Curator & Moderator: Toni Bell
Guest: Jihan El-Tahri

Release: 17 October 2022
Length: 63' 

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More to discover

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Acclaim for DOK Industry Alumni

We are happy to see the film projects from previous DOK Industry editions evolving into successful films. Follow their stories, save the date for their premieres and discover where they screen next.

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DOK Industry Project Archive

Browse the archive and get to know the documentary and XR projects presented at DOK Industry in the recent years.

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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.
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