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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Call for Entries

Submissions DOK Leipzig 2018


The Call for Entries for artistic documentaries and animated films as well as for interactive works for DOK Leipzig 2018 is now closed.


The 61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film takes place from 29 October to 4 November 2018. 


What we are looking for

A Message from our programmer


"We are excited to discover through your eyes new perspectives on life here and around the world. We are looking forward to seeing films that do things differently, that show an awareness that there are more things between heaven and earth than one can possibly imagine – whether in an animated film, a documentary or a fruitful combination of both. Films revealing how documentary and animated film absorbs and expresses the present. For us, a documentary is much more than a means of transmitting information while animated films use the power of imagination to open up a world that goes well beyond sight and sound. And that's exactly what we want to celebrate with you and your films during the festival!"


Ralph Eue, Programmer DOK Leipzig


Programme Department

programm [at]

+49 (0) 341 30864-1020


Entry Deadlines


For films 

05/05/2018 (first entry deadline)

All films submitted up until 5 May will receive a binding

feedback on their selection status by end of June.

For films and interactive works


07/07/2018 (final entry deadline)


In case you did not know:



The winner of the International Competition Documentary and Animated Film, given a documentary film won, as well as all winners of our International Competition for Short Documentary and Animation Films will qualify for consideration for the annual ACADEMY AWARDS® provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


European Film Award

All documentaries by European filmmakers that are shown in our Official Selection are eligible for the European Film Award in the category of “European Documentary”. DOK Leipzig recommends three documentary films which have premiered with us to the Academy. The films in the selection must have a length of 70 minutes or more.


Become a part of DOK Industry


If your film is selected for DOK Leipzig 2018, you’ll also have access to decision makers and professionals from all over the world. Use the DOK Film Market and Industry Activities to give your film the best chance to travel all over the world.