Weltkino donates Golden Dove
DOK Leipzig has a new prize donor! Film distributor Weltkino is donating the 10,000-euro Golden Dove in the German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film this year.
“We love good films and we love Leipzig. For this reason, supporting DOK Leipzig is a particular delight,” says Michael Kölmel, who manages Weltkino along with Dietmar Güntsche.“ Documentaries and animated films are both very important to Weltkino’s selection of films, so we are eagerly looking forward to this year’s competition.”
DOK Leipzig and Weltkino have already proven to be a good team. In recent years, DOK Leipzig has continually shown films that Weltkino has subsequently brought to cinemas. These have included, for example, the documentaries ZWISCHEN DEN STÜHLEN by Jakob Schmidt and NEO RAUCH – GEFÄHRTEN UND BEGLEITER by Nicola Graef (both German Competition DOK Leipzig 2016) as well as the animated film LOVING VINCENT by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.
Our festival director, Leena Pasanen: “We are tremendously pleased about this excellent commitment by Weltkino and are very grateful to Michael Kölmel and his team. In sponsoring this award, the distributor underscores the fact that our competition films are just at the start of an eventful journey. A remarkable number of films that premiere at DOK Leipzig find a distributor and then public appraisal in cinemas.”
Which films are being sent into competition for the prestigious Golden Dove is something we can’t yet reveal. The public will find out on the big day when our programme is released on 10 October. Stay tuned.
Here’s an overview of all of our awards.
Here's more information about Weltkino.