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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Special Screenings

Special Screenings

ADAMI Showcase

ADAMI ShowcaseCREEPING BORDERS by Tako Robakidze

Freedom of the media is a sensitive issue in the six countries of the “Eastern Partnership”. Television stations and studios are usually dependent on governments or oligarchs, reporting is often one-sided. The “ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe” raises awareness for minority topics among professionals and creative artists. Three award winners present their films.


The following films are part of the Special Screening:


The Tower | Salomè Jashi, Georgia 2018, 4 min.


Creeping Borders | Tako Robakidze, Georgia 2018, 13 min.


From Crimea to Siberia: How Russia Is Tormenting Political Prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko | Anna Tsyhyma, Angelina Kariakina, Ukraine 2018, 64 min.

Films and Tickets

You can find the films of the Special Screenings and buy tickets online in our Filmfinder.

MDR Showcase


 In this year's Special Screening, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk is delighted to present an outstanding documentary film and thereby illustrates its commitment for such an important and exciting genre to the DOK Leipig audiences.


The following film is part of the Special Screening:


Russia's Millennium Children | Irene Langemann, Germany 2019, 90 min.

Slovak Film Institute Showcase

Slovak Film Institute ShowcaseCONFESSION by Pavol Sýkora

Five films from the 1960s with very personal, socially critical and formally innovative documentary approaches. These undeservedly little known Slovak auteur films were recently digitally restored by the Slovak Film Institute.


The following films are part of the Special Screening:


Hands | Jozef Zachar, ČSSR 1963, 10 min.


Confession |  Pavol Sýkora, ČSSR 1968, 17 min.


Water and Work | Martin Slivka, ČSSR 1963, 9 min.


Men from the Gader Valley | Ladislav Kudelka, ČSSR 1963, 10 min. 


Photographing the House-Dwellers | Dušan Trančík, ČSSR 1968, 16 min.