DOK Preview Germany

DOK Preview Germany

Discover new German film projects ready for an international audience: DOK Preview Germany gives you a first glance of what is to come.

This showcase presents a mix of work-in-progress and newly completed films with international distribution in mind.
About DOK Preview Germany

DOK Preview Germany is a showcase for 6 to 7 German productions that will be in their final stages in October and would like to present themselves to international buyers, editors, world sales, festivals and distributors. 

With the project presentation and subsequent opportunity for networking and exchange, we want to support the selected projects on their journey to international distribution.

Call for Film Projects is now open

DOK Preview Germany is now open for applications. 

What kind of film projects are we looking for?

  • Ambitious, creative, author-driven documentary projects with majority German participation (BAFA proof required for international productions)
  • Works-in-Progress, planned completion fall/winter 2022/2023
  • Feature-length documentaries (at least 79 minutes) suitable for theatrical release and festival exploitation
  • Documentaries with an international audience in mind

The deadline for submission is 22 August 2022.

Please see all relevant information on participating with a film project and how to submit in our Submission Guidelines (PDF).

Submit your project now

Good to know

A presentation at DOK Industry: In the foreground a huge live editing unit with four displays and a control desk. In the background, three persons on stage, equipped with microphones.
When & Where

DOK Preview Germany takes place on Monday, 17 October 2022 on-site as part DOK Industry 2022. 

The venue is located in Leipzig’s city centre with festival cinemas and the festival centre within walking distance.

The presentation will also be streamed live for decision makers who are not present.

A female industry participants is presenting on an panel stage: She stands at a lectern and speaks into a microphone while looking down on her notes.

The showcase takes place with an audience of approximately 80 international buyers, distributors and festival curators.

The networking cocktail afterwards offers guests and project representatives the opportunity to meet, talk and network.

Portrait of 3 male persons standing next to each other and all directly smiling to the camera.

We are happy to welcome back our partner D-Facto Motion, who will award the D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize to one of the projects presented at DOK Preview Germany, providing post-production services valued at 10,000 €.

DOK Industry

Anne Rethfeldt

preview [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de


Want to discover last year’s selection?

Go to our Project Archive

DOK Preview Germany is a joint production of German Films and DOK Leipzig, with the support of AG DOK.
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