DOK Stream

DOK Stream

During the festival week, we were showing one festival film fresh out of the cinema online as VoD in the DOK Stream. Each film was available for 24 hours throughout Germany. Only available at, from 9 to 15 October.

The Films

Eine ältere Frau mit weißen Haaren wirft goldenes Konfetti in die Luft. Sie blickt nach oben und lächelt.

Monday, 9 October


DJ Vika is 84 and a star of Warsaw’s nightclubs. She refuses to grow old and sit at home. Instead, she wants to celebrate life, enjoy herself and music.

Director: Agnieszka Zwiefka
Length: 74 Minuten
Language: Polish and English with English subtitles

Eine Frau seift sich im Gesicht mit Rasierschaum ein.
Sick Girls

Tuesday, 10 October


Is ADHS the fashionable diagnosis of a society geared towards efficiency and Ritalin the perfect doping agent? A personal journey to the heart of chaos and back – from a deliberately female perspective.

Director: Gitti Grüter
Length: 79 Minuten
Language: German with English subtitles

Die Gesichter von drei Personen-Avataren. Sie blicken über eine Nebelwand.
Knit’s Island

Wednesday, 11 October


A documentary film crew spends 963 hours in a video game interviewing gamers. Little by little, they drop their masks and give insights into their “real” lives.

Directors: Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L’helgoualc’h 
Length: 95 Minuten
Language: French and English with English subtitles

Zwei Kinder, die entspannt auf einer Sitzbank eines stehenden U-Bahnwaggons liegen. Der Blick aus dem Waggonfenster lässt die Mauer eines U-Bahntunnels erahnen.

Thursday, 12 October


When the war starts, 12-year-old Niki finds refuge in a Kharkiv underground station. Monotonous, oppressive days – until Vika enters his life. The tender connection gives new courage.

Directors: Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík
Length: 71 Minuten
Language: Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles

Ein Mensch in einem roten T-Shirt lehnt an einem Baum, der einsam in einer verbrannten Hügellandschaft steht.
Selected Short Films

Friday, 13 October


Discover a mix of six animated and documentary shorts – you get the full package for one ticket! Read more about the films and access the stream by clicking on the film titles: 

Drei Schwarze Menschen sitzen nebeneinander auf einer Bank und lächeln in die Kamera.
For the Time Being

Saturday, 14 October


For years, Michelle has been trying to prove her imprisoned husband’s innocence. A documentary thriller about a tireless struggle against the U.S. American justice system.

Director: Nele Dehnenkamp
Length: 90 Minuten 
Language: English with German subtitles

Eine Illustration: Zwei Jungen oder junge Männer sitzen nebeneinander auf einer Parkbank. Der Junge links hat einen Buckel und einen sehr langen Hals.
When Adam Changes

Sunday, 15 October


Adam’s body becomes a mirror of his soul, making every grievance visible to everyone through strange deformations. A brilliant insight into the mind of a 15-year-old boy.

Director: Joël Vaudreuil
Length: 94 Minuten 
Language: French with English subtitles

How to Stream

The DOK Stream is exclusively available on our website. Each day during DOK Leipzig 2023, a new film that has just premiered at the festival is brought to you as Video on Demand throughout Germany. In one of the days, the online offering includes one whole short film reel instead of one feature film. The DOK Stream films are each available to watch from 00:01 to 23:59. 

You can access the DOK Stream via the film list below. The links will take you to the film pages where you find the embedded video player. 

Tickets for the DOK Stream cost 5 € per film or short film reel and you can directly buy it via the embedded video player without logging in to our website. You can pay with credit card or via PayPal.

For further details, please read the Terms and Conditions for the DOK Stream.


You can reach our support by 8 October, daily 15:00–21:00, via email at dokstream [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de (dokstream[at]dok-leipzig[dot]de).

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