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 2016

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.


Curator and Publicist

André Eckardt

André Eckardt was born in Berlin in 1973. He studied English language and literature at the Technische Universität Dresden. From 2008 to 2015 he worked as managing director of the German Institute for Animated Film in Dresden. 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. read more




Author and Dramaturge

Cornelia Klauß

born in 1962 in Dresden; she studied film at Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. 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





Filmmaker and Publicist

Matthias Heeder

born in 1951 in Hamburg. From 1971-1977 he studied Literature, History, Politics and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. He finished one's degrees with the Master of Arts. From 1977-1979  he had a residency in the USA, Canada and South-East Asia. read more






Head of Film Programm

Grit Lemke

born in 1965 in Spremberg/GDR. After finishing a professional training in building craft she worked for cultural and theatre institutions. She studied Cultural Sciences, Ethnology and German Literature in Leipzig. She has her PhD in European Ethnology. Since 1991 she is working for DOK Leipzig... read more





Lars Meyer

born in 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 Producer

Zaza Rusadze

was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1977. Rusadze worked for Georgian TV for several years. In 1996 he moved to Germany and studied in directing class at Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. During his study Zaza has worked as News Cutter for German TV Channels and as a translator for the Film Festivals in Berlin, Leipzig and Cottbus. read more