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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Press Releases

05/2018, 19.07.2018

DOK Co-Pro Market Introduces New Award for Documentary Film Projects from Central or Eastern Europe


Prize To Be Presented in Co-Operation with Current Time Network


DOK Leipzig and the Russian-language network Current Time are teaming up to present a new award together. The prize, honouring an outstanding documentary film project from Central or Eastern Europe, will be awarded during the 14th edition of the DOK Co-Pro Market, which is to take place at the beginning of the festival on 29th and 30th October. The Current Time TV and DOK Co-Pro Development Prize is endowed with prize money in the amount of 2,000 US dollars (...)


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04/2018, 28.06.2018

Documentary Feature Film Winner in DOK Leipzig International Competition Now Eligible for Oscar Consideration


DOK Leipzig has been designated as an ‘Academy Qualifying Festival’ in a further category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Starting this year the festival will be included on the Academy’s newly introduced ‘Documentary Feature Qualifying List’.

As a consequence, from now on the winner of the Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film will automatically become eligible for Oscar consideration (...)

03/2018, 23.05.2018

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. (...)

02/2018, 24.04.2018

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. (...)

01/2018, 05.03.2018

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. (...)