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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Let's Get Started: DOK Leipzig 2019 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 62nd 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 about 75,000 euros. Additionally, DOK Leipzig is a qualifying festival for the ACADEMY AWARDS© and the European Film Awards.


“We are looking forward to productions that present unusual perspectives. Films rethinking traditional concepts or inventing new ones. Above all, we are looking for films revealing how documentary and animated film absorbs and expresses the present”, says Ralph Eue, programmer of DOK Leipzig.


All films submitted until 5 May 2019 will receive an update on the status of their selection status by end of June. The final entry deadline for films and for interactive works is 7 July 2019.

Films eligible for submission are from 2018 and 2019 and have not been screened publicly before 1 October 2018. 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. 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.


In 2018, more than 3,000 productions were submitted to DOK Leipzig. During the festival week 2019, around 300 films will be screened as part of the Official Selection and the Special Programmes. The 62nd edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 28 October to 3 November 2019.


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