The DOK Leipzig Sets Quota for Female Directors in German Competition
Selection Committee for 2018 Predominantely Composed of Women
During last year’s festival opening, festival director Leena Pasanen announced the introduction of a quota for female directors in the German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film. Pasanen and programmer Ralph Eue have now arrived at the ultimate form this quota is to take. Valid for an initial period of two years, the quota will be derived from the submission ratio between male and female directors whose films are considered for the German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film. (...)
The Motto for DOK Leipzig 2018 is 'Demand the Impossible!'
Special Programmes: Retrospective on 1968, Homage to Ruth Beckermann
Demand the Impossible! is the motto of this year’s edition of DOK Leipzig. In 2018, the festival’s Special Programmes will revolve around films that seek to bring about changes or depict processes of transformation, with the focus firmly on the emancipatory power of art. “We see the festival motto as a compass that helped us create our Special Programmes. The phrase Demand the Impossible! served as an inspiration to us when working on the conception of this year’s edition”, explained programmer Ralph Eue. (...)
DOK Leipzig 2018 is open for entries
From now on documentaries, animated films and animated documentaries of all lengths as well as interactive works can be submitted to the 61th edition of DOK Leipzig. The submitted films may be nominated for one of the festival’s six prestigious competitions and several special awards with a total prize money of up to 75,000 euros. Additionally, DOK Leipzig is a qualifying festival for the ACADEMY AWARDS© and the European Film Awards. (...)