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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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.


“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”, says Selection Committee chairman Ralph Eue. “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!”


All films submitted until 5 May 2018 will receive a binding feedback on their selection status by end of June. The final entry deadline for films and for interactive works is 7 July 2018.

Eligible films for submission are from 2017 and 2018 and have not been screened publicly before 1st October 2017. World or International premieres will be favoured. For all six competitions a German premiere of the film at DOK Leipzig is mandatory.


Apart from films, you can also submit interactive works for the DOK Neuland exhibition or other interactive programmes in the festival. We welcome all forms of innovative new media works, such as 360° films, virtual reality projects (films, installations, plays), works of augmented reality or mixed reality, participatory films, web documentaries and apps.


The 61st edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 29 October to 4 November 2018. During the festival week around 300 films will be screened as part of the Official Selection and the Special Programmes.



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