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 Alliances


DOK Summit

Even More New Alliances. Outreach and Campaigning in Focus

Even More New Alliances. Outreach and Campaigning in Focus DOK Summit

Thursday 1 November 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 h
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

Even so documentaries alone might not have changed the world so far, they ever since had the mission to raise awareness, issue political statements and affect society.
In times of ongoing resistance against political and social systems worldwide the significance of documentaries as a protest tool becomes even more important. The movements emerging out of certain documentaries reach new audiences through non-traditional distribution strategies, create opportunities for participation, that extend the story behind the film and lead to action.

How can documentaries create authentic impact in new markets? And what concrete effects do campaigns have on the life and outreach of films? What turns a film into a movement? And how does it change the role of the filmmaker/ producer? What are tips and tricks for a successful campaign? And how to find suitable partners to collaborate with?

We discussed new ways of distribution, outreach and the role of campaignings around documentaries today and invited potential partners, inspirators and colleagues to talk about their experiences in new alliances and creative outreach campaigns for documentaries.


Listen to the DOK Summit here:



Emma Green

Dogwoof, London 

Christopher Hird

Dartmouth Films, London

Daniel Kruse

NEST Agency for online campaigning, Berlin

Marlene Rasmussen

Dox Bio, Copenhagen

Arash T. Riahi

Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Vienna



Sean Farnel

Ripping Reality, Toronto