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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doc alliance selection

Seven European documentary film festivals, seven high-quality films, seven times publicity for the artistic author's film in cinema - Doc Alliance is a partnership of seven key European documentary film festival.

In 2013 DOC ALLIANCE is proud to welcome Doclisboa as its seventh partner.

In 2012 a new procedure for selecting the films that will be screened at Visions du Réel, Planete Doc Film Festival Warsaw, FID Marseille, DOK Leipzig, CPH:DOX Copenhagen, IDFF Jihlava and Doclisboa has been chosen: each member country (six in 2012) has proposed a film critic and a film. Among these six productions, the critics have nominated three films that will be shown at the six festivals and will compete for the Doc Alliance Prize to be awarded at the end of the year.


The three films have been chosen by:

  • Antoine Duplan for Visions du Réel,
  • Rafael Swiatek for Planete Doc Film Festival Varsaw,
  • Michal Prochazka for IDFF Jihlava,
  • Cornelis Hähnel for DOK Leipzig,
  • Kim Skotte for CPH:DOX Copenhague
  • Ludovic Lamant for FID Marseille.

Doc Alliance Selection 2012

The Anabasis of May and ...

The Anabasis of May and ...
The Anabasis of May and ... Doc Alliance Selection 2012

.. Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 years without Image
by Eric Baudelaire (France 2011)

As the screenwriter for several directors, Masao Adachi was deeply involved with the left-wing radical politics of his time. After a trip to Lebanon to meet the notorious Japanese United Red Army, he decided to join them. Masao Adachi was arrested in 2001 and forced to return to Japan. Director Eric Baudelaire uncovers one of the best-kept secrets of Japanese cinema and society.


Further information in our 2012 film guide

Doc Alliance Selection 2013

Fuck for Forest

Fuck for Forest
Fuck for Forest Doc Alliance Selection 2013

by Michał Marczak (Poland 2012)

Danny, a young Norwegian, leaves his wealthy, conservative family to start a new life in the world's biggest metropolis of freedom, Berlin. There, he joins a group called Fuck For Forest. FFF raises money for their environmental cause by selling amateur porn on the internet. All the films are home-made. Access to the porn is unlimited, the monthly fee is $15. Danny is thrilled to have free sex in a commune, a noble cause, i.e. saving the world, and freedom from bourgeois values. After raising enough money FFF plan to buy a piece of forest on the Amazon and return it to the indigenous people for free. The documentary's makers present FFF as a product of our times. They show us the organization's noble intentions as these clash with its poor idea of reality.


Further information in our 2013 film guide

Doc Alliance Selection 2013

The Shebabs of Yarmouk

The Shebabs of Yarmouk
The Shebabs of Yarmouk Doc Alliance Selection 2013

by Axel Salvatori-Sinz (France 2013)

Ala'a Hassan, Samer, Tasneem and Waed are third-generation Palestinian refugees living in the Syrian camp at Yarmouk. They are part of “Les Chebabs”, a group they formed in their teenage years. With his observant camera in tow, Axel Salvatori-Sinz films these young people haunted by doubts about their future life choices, caught between loyalty to their friends and a desire to take flight, sometimes leaving the others far behind.


Further information in our 2013 film guide