DOK Industry

DOK Industry

Ein raum voller Menschen, zwei Frauen im Vordergrund unterhalten sich angeregt
© Susann Jehnichen
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. This year, we look forward to welcoming you back! Whether you will join us in Leipzig or online, we are thrilled to invite you to take part in an intense and inspiring festival week and celebrate the film community.

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
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COVID-safe Festival Participation

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.

Following the health and safety measures recommended by the German Federal State, we are opening onsite participation in DOK Industry Programme exclusively to individuals who are fully vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19*.

Read more about our COVID-19 policy here.


Discover what the DOK Industry Programme 2021 has to offer

This is your starting point to dive into all of our different events.
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DOK Co-Pro Market

35 extraordinary new creative documentary projects in development meet decision makers and potential co-financiers over two days at this exclusive networking event. The 2021 selection process is currently in progress.

Producers without a project can also participate – the application deadline is 27 September.

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. Submissions to the Film Market are still open! 

DOK Neuland visitor with VR glasses in the interactive exhibition
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!

If you want to be part of the work-in-progress showcase, send us your XR projects until 24 September.

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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 as a hybrid event on 27 October.

You can submit your short film projects until 16 September.

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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.

Registration processes will be open in due time to the festival.

Ein großer Kopfhörer mit Kabel liegt auf einem Schreibtisch, im Hintergrund sind unscharf die Umrisse eines Laptops zu sehen.
DOK Industry Podcasts

For the first time in 2020 we have produced a series of podcasts, giving our guests the opportunity to turn their screens off and take a portable discussion with them. Stay tuned for the second season of our DOK Industry Podcasts in 2021.

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.

A female visitor in the third row leans to the side and takes a picture of Victor Kossakovsky sitting on the panel.

DOK Leipzig’s exclusive workshop discussions do not preserve dogmas of craftsmanship but question the methods and aims of a cinematographic style. We invite directors, as well as experts in filmmaking to offer a fascinating insight into their working process and career. 

More details about this year’s masters will follow soon.

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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.

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

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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