62. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Selection Committee 2014

Selection Committee 2014f.l.t.r.: A.Richter, M.Heeder, G.Lemke, C.Klauss, C.Danielsen, L.Meyer, R.Eue, N.Rademacher, not pictured: F.Schuster

For many weeks their office is a dark room with a big screen for viewing all the films that reached us – it's the working environment of the film experts that form DOK Leipzig's selection committee.


Festival Director DOK Leipzig, Filmmaker

Claas Danielsen

born 1966 in Hamburg, studied documentary film direction at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). He realized 7 films; some of them were awarded at international film festivals and broadcasted in European television. Since 1999 Claas Danielsen developed and established... read more

Film publicist and journalist

Ralph Eue

born 1953 in Blankenburg, studied German, Romance languages and architecture in Marburg, Paris and Frankfurt. Since 1980, he works as a Film publicist and translator, until 1984 he was an editor of the fabulous journal "Filmkritik". 1990-95 he was the Press Officer of "Tobis Filmkunst", since 1996 he works as a television journalist aswell. In 2005 he was the Curator of... read more

Author and Dramaturge

Cornelia Klauß

born in 1962 in Dresden; she studied film at HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg From 1990 through to 2002 she was the programme director of Filmkunsthaus Babylon in Berlin. Since then she works as a free-lance author of documentary films, radio features... read more

Head of Documentary Programme DOK Leipzig

Grit Lemke

born in 1965 in Spremberg/Niederlausitz. Studies in cultural studies, ethnology and literature, in Leipzig; since 1993 freelance author for print/TV (including Leipziger Volkszeitung, junge Welt, die tageszeitung, MDR, WHDTV/USA); academic publications on biographical research and folk culture, since 1991 in various functions at DOK Leipzig... read more

Head of Animation DOK Leipzig

Annegret Richter

born 1975 in Löbau, has been Festival Director of the International Short Film Festival – Filmfest Dresden till summer 2010. Before that, she worked in the position of a Research Fellow at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University... read more


Lars Meyer

born 1974 in Bremen. He studied German literature, theater studies and journalism at FU Berlin, furthermore scriptwriting in Munich. He works as freelancing film journalist and author... read more

Filmmaker and Publicist

Matthias Heeder

Born 1951 in Hamburg, 1971-1977 studies in literature, history, politics and philosophy; University of Hamburg, Staatsexamen (MA equiv.). 1977-1979 studies/residency in the USA, Canada and South-East Asia. read more


Nadja Rademacher

works as a research associate for the German Institute for Animated Film (DIAF) in Dresden and freelance in production business. She studied Journalism and Eastern European studies in Berlin and Liège... read more


animation filmmaker and lecturer

Falk Schuster

born 1980 in Oschatz/ Saxony. He started his studies at he art college Burg Giebichenstein in 2003. His graduation film "Laufende Geschäfte" celebrated success at many film festivals in 2009. Since 2010 Falk Schuster works freelance as an animation filmmaker, illustrator and film teacher... read more