OUR PROGRAMME IS COMPLETE
Break out your calendars, because the 2019 DOK Leipzig programme is complete and tickets are on sale! This year we are showing 310 films and interactive works from 63 countries.
The 161 films in our Official Selection include six for competition, along with the international programme, and the Late Harvest section, which was introduced last year. There are also 10 Special Programmes featuring a curated film selection for viewers to discover.
This year more than half of the directors of films in the Official Selection are female.
The works in the 62nd edition of DOK Leipzig present surprising perspectives on commonly held beliefs about the realities of life and (gender) role models. They also question political and economic systems, patterns of thought and concepts such as "truth" and "reality".
Other themes include right-wing ideology and violence, along with media phenomena such as “fake news” and whistleblowing – topics currently being addressed by documentary filmmakers worldwide.
"The diversity we bring to Leipzig through our film selection is a special quality of our festival, whether it comes in the form of thematic variety or multi-layered perspectives,” says festival director Leena Pasanen. "But we’re not concentrating purely on the scale of the assortment. Instead, we aim to showcase a wide spectrum of artistic documentary films from around the world in all their facets.”