The successful 61st Edition of DOK Leipzig comes to an end
The 61st edition of DOK Leipzig has come to a close. The festival was a great success, with 47,155 visitors attending film screenings and events over the week.
Six evenings of screenings in the Osthalle of Leipzig’s main train station, which were coordinated in conjunction with Promenaden Hauptbahnhof and the Deutsche Bahn, drew about 3,600 visitors.
DOK Neuland, DOK Leipzig’s interactive exhibition, attracted roughly 3,000 visitors. “Once again, DOK Neuland grew a little bigger. With a space of 400 squaremeters, located in Nikolaistraße 23, the visitors were able to immerge into the 360° films and VR projects. For the very first time, the exhibition was created by a designer. I am very proud, within only four years, DOK Neuland has become an integral and important part of DOK Leipzig”, says festival director Leena Pasanen. DOK Neuland was once again supported by ARTE.
A total of five out of seven Golden Dove winners were made by female filmmakers. A sixth winning film was co-directed by a woman. The Golden Dove in the International Competition for long documentary and animated films went to the Italian director Claudia Tosi and her film “I Had a Dream”, a longterm study on the last political decade of Italy. The film raises the question: Are democracy and politics still alive?
DOK Industry attracted some 1,900 film professionals. Some 850 meetings took place during the DOK Co-Pro Market. About 80 specialists participated in the one-day DOK Exchange conference. DOK Previews presented 12 film projects, many of which have already found distributors and buyers. Ten projects for short films were pitched at DOK Short’n’Sweet. Panelists have already expressed their interest and potential support for some of them.
“I thank all our sponsors, supporters and partners for this successful DOK Leipzig 2017!”, concludes Leena Pasanen.