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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ACCESSIBILITYPhoto: Andi Weiland /

DOK Leipzig is working to make the festival as accessible as possible. Accessibility means enabling all people access to rooms, events, information and services. Although DOK Leipzig is dependent on the infrastructure of the festival's different venues, it does its absolute best to provide access.


In DOK Leipzig's case, inclusion means enabling people with very different living situations and conditions to be able to watch and discuss films together.


Accessibility of our Festival Cinemas

Many of the cinemas have wheelchair access. You can find all information about the accessibility of our festival cinemas and venues here.   



Registered disabled people are eligible for discounts. A person accompanying a registered disabled person with "B" in their identity documents is entitled to a free ticket. Please find more detailed information on tickets here.


Audio Descriptions and Smartphone rental

For 16 films we offer German Audio Descriptions via the app GRETA. You can borrow a smartphone at CineStar and Passage Kinos. Please find all info about the programme on our Filmfinder. 


German subtitles and subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing (SDH)

Most films at DOK Leipzig are shown in their original version with English subtitles. However, for a selection of films we provide german subtitles and subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing on screen. Please note SDH-subtitles will be provided in German and enable viewers who do not understand the film's original language or English to access German subtitles. 


Q&A with the filmmakers in German Sign Language

Selected Q&A with the filmmakers will be translated into German sign language. More details will be published soon. 


Hearing loop

Hearing loop for hearing device and cochlear implant available within Passage Kinos Astoria. 


Accompanying service

DOK Leipzig cooperates with the Diakonie's accompanying service. During the festival week, blind and visually impaired people, for example, can make use of the service.




For further information about accessibility and inclusion please contact


Susanne Jahn

inklusion [at]

+49 (0)341 30864-1024



Contact person for blind and visually impaired persons who are looking for an accompanying person for their visit to the festival


Susann Hanske

susann.hanske [at]

Diakonisches Werk Innere Mission Leipzig e.V.

+49 (0)341 5612-1290



Detailed information on planning your visit will soon be available here on the website.

You can also contact our contact person for accessibility.
The barrier-free offer is supported by the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art. This measure is co-financed with tax revenues on the basis of the budget approved by the members of the Saxon state parliament.