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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New German Animation



Saturday, 23 October 2010

Subject: Art or the Almighty dollar? The state of German animation between commissioned productions and artistic self-realization.


Germany has a large number of animation studios which regularly submit independent short films to festivals, and at the same time, carry out contract work for television and the advertising industry. This year's podium discussion on the subject of „New German Animated Films" intends to sound out the animation filmmakers in Germany and find out how much of a role originally developed artistic projects still play. Representatives of various companies will explain how they are able to combine artistic freedom and economic survival. What strategies do they use to be able to produce their own pet projects? Is there – from their point of view – a market for artistic animation? What experience have they had with film distribution and rental companies?


Since 2007, the discussion series on the New German Animated Films has been a continuos part of the Leipzig Festival, and offers a unique and continuous examination platform on the (artistic) state of German animation.



Annegret Richter

Head of Animation DOK Leipzig

The event will be held in German without translation.


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