DOK Preview Germany

DOK Preview Germany


“Germany has a lot of very talented documentary filmmakers with great stories to tell. DOK Leipzig is a good place to introduce them to international partners.”

Simone Baumann
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
Three DOK Preview participants are standing behind a lectern on stage. The woman (left) speaks into a microphone, the two others (both male)  are looking at her. All three are smiling.
© Hyejeong Yoo
About DOK Preview Germany

Discover fresh new German titles ready for international audiences: DOK Preview Germany will give you a first glance of what is to come. Carefully curated with international distribution in mind, this presentation includes a mix of work-in-progress, newly completed films and world premieres from the DOK Leipzig competition. 

We were very happy to welcome back on stage our long time partner D-Facto Motion, who awarded one project the D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize to one German Documentary providing post-production services valued at 10.000 €. 

DOK Preview Germany took place on Monday, 25 October 2021 onsite for invited decision makers and streamed live for all accredited guests.

DOK Preview Germany is realised in collaboration with German Films and AG DOK.

DOK Preview Germany Projects 2021

Portrait of Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
Portrait of Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
Elemag Pictures Producer
Gera (Germany)

Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer had been producing feature-length documentaries such as the award-winning The Graveyard of the Illegals since 2009 before co-founding Elemag Pictures in late 2014. She has since co-produced Emre Kayis' The Anatolian Leopard, awarded with FIPRESCI Award at TIFF 2021, Vincent Cardona's Magnetic Beats, awarded with Prix SACD at Director's Fortnight Cannes 2021, Sonia Liza Kentermann's Tailor, awarded at Black Nights Filmfestival 2020. Roman Bondarchuk's fiction debut Volcano premiered at Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival and Filmfest Munich 2018, has travelled to more than 45 International Film Festivals and was awarded with 10 Awards. The documentary Another Reality by Noel Dernesch and Olli Waldhauer won at its German national premiere the Audience Award of DOKFest Munich 2019 and celebrated its International Premiere at La Semaine de la Critique of Locarno International Filmfestival.

Tanja is EAVE Producer’s Workshop-alumna, has represented in 2020 Germany as European Producer on the Move and is a voting member of the European Filmacademy, DAE, Produzentenverband, AG Dok and EWA.

Portrait of Simone Baumann
Portrait of Simone Baumann
Simone Baumann
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
Munich (Germany)
Managing Director

Simone Baumann has been working in film production for more than 25 years and has produced many documentaries and feature films. Till March 2019 she was the head of the documentary department of Saxonia Entertainment GmbH. From 1997-2010, she was managing director of the independent production company LE VISION. She is an experienced co-producer, and one of Europe's leading experts on Russia, the former Eastern bloc, and their audiovisual markets.

In April 2019 Simone Baumann was appointed as the Managing Director of German Films – the German film promotion. She has been working as the GERMAN FILMS Eastern Europe representative since 2005. She also supervised numerous feature film productions in the former Soviet Union as an executive producer and consultant.

Portrait of 3 male persons standing next to each other and all directly smiling to the camera.
Hyejeong Yoo
D-Facto Motion Work-in-Progress Prize

The D-Facto Motion Work-in-Progress Prize – a post production grant of 10,000 € – is given out to one of the selected German documentary projects presented at DOK Preview. This year’s winner is President’s Tailor – From Auschwitz to the White House by director and co-Producer Rick Minnich and producer Mike Brandin.

Congratulations to the project team and big thanks to our partner D-Facto Motion!

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DOK Preview Germany is realised in collaboration with German Films.
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