DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Discover Films

Do you want to watch documentaries and animation year-round, without having to wait for the next festival edition coming up? Check out the links below! DOK Leipzig regularly partners with online platforms to share our curation with the whole world, and we want to share it also with you. Some content is free, others you have to pay for, but each time you stream or download, revenues flow back to the pockets of the filmmakers.


Happy exploring!

Doc Alliance Online Channel

Doc Alliance project is the result of a long-term creative partnership of 7 key European film festivals developed since 2006. The international alliance includes CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Doclisboa, Jihlava IDFF, Docs Against Gravity FF and Visions du Réel Nyon. The aim of the initiative is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative documentary films.

With joint forces the Doc Alliance festivals created Doc Alliance Films, a VOD platform to make you discover many outstanding documentary and experimental films.


Best of Animadok Special

Doc Alliance Film offers in cooperation with DOK Leipzig a curated programme with six animated documentaries from the last year's festival edition to watch online. Subscribers can discover the following films:


  • Chinese Checkers by Betina Kuntzsch (German Competition Short Film 2017)
  • Hairy by Anka Schmid (International Competition Animadok 2017)
  • Hadarim by Shlomi Yosef (International Competition Animadok 2017)
  • Mum's Hair by Maja Arnekleiv (Golden Dove in the International Competition Animadok 2017)
  • Error 404 by Kays Khalil (International Programme 2017)
  • Black Red Yellow by Jessica Neubauer (International Programme 2017)


Give it a try!

Christmas Discount: subscription gift


Doc Alliance Films offers a special 33% Christmas discount on the yearly subscription, you can get your presents until December 24, 2018.



DOK Leipzig continues its partnership with MUBI to give you the chance to discover political cinema of Ruth Beckermann on the occasion of this year’s homage programme Document/Demonstrate.


The Beckermann MUBI Special features 11 films of artistically varied oeuvre: from found footage films to personal essays, from poetic hybrids of acting and reading to analyses of political events.


The cycle will kick off during DOK Leipzig’s festival week with one of her early works, Arena Squatted, on 29 October and every week another film will follow and be available for 30 days on MUBI. Please visit to view the complete programme.


As a special gift new subscribers get the opportunity to register for an extended free trial period of 30 days through our MUBI X DOK Leipzig partner page:


On the occasion of DOK Leipzig’s homage to Werner Herzog the French subscription-based video on demand platform for creative documentaries Tënk picked three of his documentaries, Bells from the Deep, Wodaabe – Herdsmen of the Sun and Into the Abyss, for their audience in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Stay tuned: In 2019 Tënk will bring their highly curated line-up of handpicked independent documentaries to the entire European Union as well as Canada.

Check out the programme in cooperation with DOK Leipzig here

Realnoye Kino

Realnoye Kino is an online platform by Current Time TV for everything you need to know about the world of documentaries. At you will find news from the industry world, interviews with the directors, films in catch-up format and online theater, where you can stream the films with specific schedule. These are the films that that provoke discussion within the countries of their production, receive the awards of most important film festivals, films of the directors with very special cinematic language that film industry professionals love.


Realnoye Kino emerged in April 2017 as an attempt to distinguish real films ‘d’auteur’ from more TV-oriented productions and is aiming to speak about the reality through a very precise artistic lens.


For this year’s edition of DOK Leipzig, Current Time TV – Realnoye Kino features four artistically extra-ordinary festival titles that will be aired during the festival week:


Love Is Potatoes by Aliona van der Horst (DOK Leipzig 2017 International Competition, Interreligious Jury Award)
Mon 29 Oct, 21:00 CET+1; reruns 02:00 / 09:00 and 14:00 CET+1
(Available for catch-up screening within 48 hours after the start of screening)


Mondays in Dresden by Sabine Michel (DOK Leipzig 2017 International Programme)
Tue 30 Oct, 21:00 CET+1; reruns 02:00 / 09:00 and 14:00 CET+1


Granny Project by Bálint Révész (DOK Leipzig 2017 Next Masters Competition, MDR Film Prize)
Wed 31 Oct, 21:00 CET+1; reruns 02:00 / 09:00 and 14:00 CET+1

(Available for catch-up screening 48 hours before and 72 hours after the start of screening)


Soviet Hippies by Terje Toomistu (DOK Leipzig 2017 International Programme)

Thu 1 Nov, 21:00 CET+1; reruns 02:00 / 09:00 and 14:00 CET+1
(Available for catch-up screening 48 hours before and 48 hours after the start of screening)


All films in Russian, available for online streaming at