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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Welcome to the Press Area

Welcome to the Press Area

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Press Accreditation

Journalists who cover the festival as reporting press for established media will be granted an accreditation free of charge for DOK Leipzig 2018. The festival reserves the right to request proof of journalistic work and reject the complimentary accreditation under certain circumstances. The accreditation process is open until 20 October.


Please find more information on the accreditation here.


Please note that your accreditation does not grant you automatic access to the opening ceremony of DOK Leipzig 2018. If you wish to attend the festival opening on 29 October, please let us know by email at after you have applied for accreditation. We will look into allocation of tickets and will get back to you as soon as possible.




Accredited visitors will also need a valid ticket for the screening they wish to go to in order to gain admission to cinemas. On presentation of your festival pass at one of the DOK ticket offices you will receive a ticket for a maximum of 5 screenings for each day of the festival. Accredited visitors can pick up their tickets on the day of the screening or on the day before at all DOK ticket offices, as long as stocks last. It is not possible to redeem tickets for screenings that are taking place in parallel.


Please show up on time. The ticket expires as soon as the performance begins. We reserve the right to sell free seats in the "Last Minute Sale" shortly before the screening.


Please note that your accreditation does not grant you automatic access to the Animation Night. If you wish to cover this event, please contact the press office and we will look into allocation of tickets.


Find more information on the ticket offices here.



Under download section you will find the festival logo and festival impressions for your coverage of DOK Leipzig. If you need film stills, please contact us.



Julia Weigl


+49 (0) 341 30864-1070


  • 1 August until 21 October
    Accreditation period
  • Early September
    Special Programmes will be announced
  • 10 October
    Official Selection will be announced/ Filmfinder goes online
  • 16 October
    Press conference: presenting the highlights of DOK Leipzig 2018