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DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

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English,
French,
German

Daily advice by DOK Industry staff on making the most out of your festival and market participation. Drop by the Helpdesk onsite located at the Guest Counter in DOK Leipzig’s Festival Centre or book a time slot for the online Helpdesk.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for time slots please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Monday 25 October
UTC+2
Online Guest Counter
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry First Timer Tour

Accreditation only
English

Are you new to documentary film festivals or would you like to know more about navigating the international market? If so, sign up for the First Timer Tour, where the dos and don’ts will be discussed in small groups led by an industry expert.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for one of the tours please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Monday 25 October
UTC+2
Online Guest Counter
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Katharina Bergfeld
Flare Film
Berlin

DOK Project Presentations

DOK Preview Germany

Invitation only
English

Discover fresh new German titles ready for international audiences, including works-in-progress, newly completed films, and world premieres from the DOK Leipzig competition.

One project will be awarded the D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize granting post-production support valued at 10.000 EUR kindly provided by our dear partner D-Facto Motion GmbH.

DOK Preview Germany is realised in collaboration with AG DOK and German Films.

Discover the project selection here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Monday 25 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Simone Baumann
German Films
Munich

Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
Elemag Pictures
Gera

DOK Project Presentations

DOK Preview Germany Livestream

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Discover fresh new German titles ready for international audiences, including works-in-progress, newly completed films, and world premieres from the DOK Leipzig competition.

One project will be awarded the D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize granting post-production support valued at 10.000 EUR kindly provided by our dear partner D-Facto Motion GmbH.

DOK Preview Germany is realised in collaboration with AG DOK and German Films.

Discover the project selection and watch the livestream here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Monday 25 October
UTC+2
Industry Livestream
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Simone Baumann
German Films
Munich

Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
Elemag Pictures
Gera

Meet the Experts: Talks

Sales Agents

Accreditation only
English

Renowned sales agents give insights into their slate’s unique profile, how to approach them with a project or finished film, and how they engage with filmmakers. Concrete examples will shed light on current trends and lessons learned from surpassed or unfulfilled expectations of the most promising or underrated projects.

Recordings of the talks will be available online within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Katharina Bergfeld
Flare Film
Germany

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Anna Berthollet
Lightdox
Switzerland

Kate Chapman
Journeyman Pictures
UK

Wouter Jansen
Square Eyes
Netherlands

DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accreditation only
French,
English,
German

Daily advice by DOK Industry staff on making the most out of your festival and market participation. Drop by the Helpdesk onsite located at the Guest Counter in DOK Leipzig’s Festival Centre or book a time slot for the online Helpdesk.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Museum der bildenden Künste
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Talks

Impact Producing

Accreditation only
English

Want to make an impact with your films? Get inspired by and gain insights from experienced impact producers sharing success stories and useful findings from concrete examples.

Recordings of the talks will be available online within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Mirjam Wiekenkamp
NOISE Film PR
Germany

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Khadidja Benouataf
Impact Social Club
France

Elisa May
Kern des Ganzen
Germany

Vivian Schröder
Good Pitch
Germany

DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accreditation only
English,
German,
French

Daily advice by DOK Industry staff on making the most out of your festival and market participation. Drop by the Helpdesk onsite located at the Guest Counter in DOK Leipzig’s Festival Centre or book a time slot for the online Helpdesk.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for time slots please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Online Guest Counter
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Talks

Alternative Distribution Models

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English

Get to know pioneers in the field of alternative distribution and find out about innovative ways to combine digital and traditional distribution models and how to find distribution channels off the beaten track.

Recordings of the talks will be available online within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Zeynep Guzel
Filmmaker and Consultant
Germany

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Caroline Châtelet
Tënk
France

Abhishek Nilamber
Savvy Contemporary
Germany

Lysann Windisch
MUBI GO
Germany

DOK Partner Presentations

Chiledoc & ProChile

Accreditation only
English

Don’t miss the newest documentaries coming out of Chile. Together with our dear partners from Chiledoc we selected five of the most promising and creative projects to be presented online and discussed with festival programmers and decision makers at a virtual round table.

Chiledoc gathers the Chilean documentary film sector under two principles that identify them: the partnership character of the documentary film community and the diversity of its productions.

Find out about the projects and join the presentation on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry First Timer Tour

Accreditation only
English

Are you new to documentary film festivals or would you like to know more about navigating the international market? If so, sign up for the First Timer Tour, where the dos and don’ts will be discussed in small groups led by an industry expert.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for one of the tours please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Museum der bildenden Künste
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Katharina Bergfeld
Flare Film
Berlin

Meet the Experts: Talks

Festivals & Markets

Accreditation only
English

All festival and market representatives attending onsite are invited to mingle with colleagues and to share with filmmakers what makes their events unique, what platforms they offer and what kind of films and projects they are most excited about. A not-to-miss relaxed gathering for directors and producers to get acquainted with programmers, get a better idea of where to submit their films and build a festival strategy.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Polnisches Institut
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Social Events

Get Together hosted by Goethe-Institut

Accreditation only
English

Stop by the Festival Centre for the happy-hour-style Get Together to catch up with friends, mingle with industry professionals and meet the lovely hosts from the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute fostering international cultural collaboration. Cheers!

Join us on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Tuesday 26 October
UTC+2
Museum der bildenden Künste
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Project Presentations

DOK Preview Training

Invitation only
English

A lively presentation of seven new and promising documentary projects seeking gap-financing opportunities, distribution partners and festival premieres: Four of the projects were developed in the workshops of renowned European training initiatives Docu Rough Cut Boutique, dok.incubator, ESoDoc, EURODOC and Ex Oriente; three are wildcard projects invited from partner markets CoPro Israel, DocMontevideo and Durban FilmMart.

Discover the project selection here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Laura Klöckner
DOX BOX e.V.
Berlin

Brigid O’Shea
Consultant
Berlin

DOK Project Presentations

DOK Preview Training Livestream

Accreditation only
English

A lively presentation of seven new and promising documentary projects seeking gap-financing opportunities, distribution partners and festival premieres: Four of the projects were developed in the workshops of renowned European training initiatives Docu Rough Cut Boutique, dok.incubator, ESoDoc, EURODOC and Ex Oriente; three are wildcard projects invited from partner markets CoPro Israel, DocMontevideo and Durban FilmMart.

Discover the project selection and watch the livestream here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Industry Livestream
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Laura Klöckner
DOX BOX e.V.
Berlin

Brigid O’Shea
Consultant
Berlin

DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accreditation only
English,
German,
French

Daily advice by DOK Industry staff on making the most out of your festival and market participation. Drop by the Helpdesk onsite located at the Guest Counter in DOK Leipzig’s Festival Centre or book a time slot for the online Helpdesk.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Museum der bildenden Künste
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Speaks Up

Deconstructing the Image

Free admission
English

Colonial legacies are visible in many images, texts, and stories, inviting filmmakers today to deconstruct and re-imagine the narratives in their works. How is it possible to use such images against their original intentions and to dismantle the narratives they contain?

Join the talk here on Zoom or follow the livestream on Facebook.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accreditation only

Daily advice by DOK Industry staff on making the most out of your festival and market participation. Drop by the Helpdesk onsite located at the Guest Counter in DOK Leipzig’s Festival Centre or book a time slot for the online Helpdesk.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for time slots please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Online Guest Counter
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry First Timer Tour

Accreditation only
English

Are you new to documentary film festivals or would you like to know more about navigating the international market? If so, sign up for the First Timer Tour, where the dos and don’ts will be discussed in small groups led by an industry expert.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for one of the tours please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Museum der bildenden Künste
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Julia Weigl
Filmfest Munich
Munich

Meet the Experts: Meetings

Training Initiatives

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English

DOK Leipzig collaborates with many Creative Europe-supported and independent training initiatives designed to help you refine your skills and increase your professional network. Each has specific selection criteria and focus. Meet with the makers and learn about training opportunities for your current or future projects and your professional development.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Find out about the experts available for meetings and submit your meeting requests here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Project Presentations

DOK Short n’ Sweet

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English

DOK Short n’ Sweet invites eight film professionals to pitch their short film project in front of a panel of buyers and distributors as well as an interested audience of producers and peers. Each filmmaker selected for the pitch receives 7 minutes to present their project: 3 minutes to pitch the idea and 4 minutes to answer questions from the panelists. No promises, but great opportunities!

Discover the project selection and watch the event's livestream here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Elizabeth Klinck
E Klinck Research
Collingwood

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Maike Mia Höhne
Kurzfilm Film Festival Hamburg
Hamburg

Christine Kecher
New York Times Op-Docs
New York

Sydney Neter
SND Films
Amsterdam

Sarah Schlüssel
Berlinale Talents / Berlinale Shorts
Berlin

DOK Industry Talk

Generation Africa in collaboration with ARTE

Accreditation only
English

Generation Africa is an initiative by the South African non-profit media company STEPS to produce documentaries propelling a new narrative on migration through stories made by African filmmakers. Two of the directors involved with Generation Africa will talk about their latest documentaries that were realised under the umbrella of Generation Africa and celebrate their world premieres in Leipzig. Joining the conversation are Don Edkins, co-founder of STEPS (South Africa) and Philippe Muller, commissioning editor at ARTE G.E.I.E. (France) who will broadcast documentaries from the Generation Africa film project in 2022. The collection Generation Africa on ARTE is the result of a collaboration between ARTE France, ZDF/ARTE and ARTE G.E.I.E.

The online livestream of the talk will be available here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Julia Weigl
Filmfest Munich
Munich

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Fatimah Dadzie
Director of “Fati’s Choice” (International Competition)
Accra

Don Edkins
STEPS
Cape Town

Philippe Muller
ARTE G.E.I.E
Strasbourg

Aïssata Ouarma
Director of “Stay Up” (International Competition Short Film)
Paris

Social Events

Get Together hosted by ARTE

Accreditation only
English

Stop by the Festival Centre for the happy-hour-style Get Together to catch up with friends and mingle with industry professionals attending onsite. This Get Together is kindly hosted by ARTE to celebrate co-productions screening at the festival and the collaboration on the outstanding Generation Africa slate. Cheers!

Join us on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Wednesday 27 October
UTC+2
Museum der bildenden Künste
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Meetings

Sales and Distribution

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English

Sales agents and distributors play an essential role in building the career paths and success of films and filmmakers. Present your new projects in individual meetings for immediate feedback and advice on festival and release strategies.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Find out about the experts available for meetings and submit your meeting requests here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Masterclass

Mary Stephen – Editing Makes the Film

Free admission
English

We introduce the renowned editor Mary Stephen who edited the filmed material of over fifty international film productions, worked for Éric Rohmer, and most recently for the Japanese director Yoichiro Okutani. The latter work is a re-edit of his documentary “Odoriko”, which he edited himself, which will premiere at DOK Leipzig under the title “Nude at Heart”. We juxtapose the director’s cut with the editor’s cut. Where, between menial craft and creative co-authorship, does Mary Stephen see her role?

The recording of the masterclass will be available online here within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Polnisches Institut
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Talks

British Pathé presents: Spotlight on Archive

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Dive into the fascinating world of archive research and learn how it’s done. Acclaimed international archive researchers will share their experience and use concrete examples to explain the ins-and-outs of finding materials, clearing rights, and negotiating terms and rates of visual materials and music.

Don’t miss the opportunity to present your new projects in individual meetings with international archive researchers and rights-clearance specialists for immediate feedback and advice. Prior registration required.

Find out about British Pathé’s services and offers around their extensive newsreel archive here.

Visit the Spotlight on Archive page to follow the live discussion, find out about the experts and sign up for one-on-one meetings.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Stephen Maier
Archival Researcher and Producer
Berlin

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Elizabeth Klinck
E Klinck Research
Collingwood

Stephen Maier
Visual Researcher / Archive Producer
Berlin

Monika Preischl
Visual Researcher
Berlin

Meet the Experts: Meetings

Festivals & Markets

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English

Festivals and markets are important launchpads and vital platforms for filmmaking talents to promote, market and circulate their works. The variety and range of opportunities can be overwhelming for newcomers in the industry. Meet with representatives of well established or new festivals and markets to present your current film or project, learn more about the opportunities offered to get essential insights to build your festival or market participation strategy.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Find out about the experts available for meetings and submit your meeting requests here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accreditation only
English

Daily advice by DOK Industry staff on making the most out of your festival and market participation. Drop by the Helpdesk onsite located at the Guest Counter in DOK Leipzig’s Festival Centre or book a time slot for the online Helpdesk.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for time slots please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Online Guest Counter
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry First Timer Tour

Accreditation only
English

Are you new to documentary film festivals or would you like to know more about navigating the international market? If so, sign up for the First Timer Tour, where the dos and don’ts will be discussed in small groups led by an industry expert.

For more information and access to the form to sign up for one of the tours please go here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Online Guest Counter
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Julia Weigl
Filmfest Munich
Munich

DOK Speaks Up

Elephant on the Wall

Free admission
German

How does the presence of the camera change the situation in the room? Why is the illusion of documentary immediacy still so common? How can documentary film work with the documentary paradox of not being able to be a “fly on the wall”?

Recordings of the talks will be available online in the Media Library within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Interactive

DOK Exchange XR Conference

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English

For our guests who can’t visit the DOK Neuland exhibition or want to delve deeper into the world of interactive and immersive storytelling, DOK Exchange gives you the opportunity to connect with cutting-edge storytellers, artists, and content creators. Experience the uplifting spirit of the DOK Exchange XR Conference in its newest transformation – a “radio show” that will be streamed live and remain accessible later as one of the episodes of DOK Industry’s Podcast.

Find out about the speakers and listen to the livestream here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Meetings

British Pathé presents: Meet the Archives & Archive Researchers

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English

Your project or film contains archive materials? Book a meeting with international archive researchers and rights-clearance specialists for immediate feedback and advice. To discover British Pathé’s footage library – a collection that includes footage from around the globe spanning the years 1896 to 1978 – ask for a meeting with Simon Witter.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Don’t miss the live online talk of Spotlight on Archive prior to the meeting session, with Monika Preischl, Stephen Maier, and Elizabeth Klinck, for some insider knowledge and the top 7 things you need to know.

Find out about British Pathé’s services and offers around their extensive newsreel archive here.

Visit the Spotlight on Archive page to find out about the experts and sign up for one-on-one meetings as well as to follow the live talk.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Partner Presentations

EFM Doc Toolbox Programme

Accreditation only
English

Discover the latest documentaries by alumni of EFM’s Doc Toolbox Programme. We’ve invited four amazing international projects to be presented online and followed by a virtual roundtable featuring festival programmers and decision-makers.

The Doc Toolbox Programme is aimed at producers or producing filmmakers from the documentary sector and designed specifically to endow documentary creatives from equity seeking groups with market intelligence, business tools, and connections.

Find out about the projects and join the presentation on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Interactive

DOK Exchange XR Showcase

Invitation only
English

DOK Exchange works-in-progress showcase selects six new interactive projects to present themselves to the audience and to experts from the fields of research, funding, distribution, art and technology. The presentation is peer-driven, promoting an even playing field rather than the classical creative / decision maker structure of other pitching forums.

Find out about the projects and join the showcase here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Social Events

Industry Hangout

Accreditation only
English

Let’s connect – friends and colleagues are fun! They inspire us and make us feel good regardless of the space we meet in. If you’re missing your fellow documentary folks, stop by for a relaxed hangout: no project pitching, no pressure, just a place to be with each other and chat with colleagues and friends, old and new.

Find the link to join us on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Animation Perspectives

Claudia Larcher_Randa Maroufi

Ticket only
English

DOK Leipzig explores the potential of animation, setting up a direct dialogue between two outstanding artistic positions and personalities, even though animation is not at the foreground of Claudia Larcher’s and Randa Maroufi’s video works. But: It conceals and reveals, blurs and marks aesthetic and social transitions.

Find more information about the event here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 28 October
UTC+2
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Meetings

Animation Professionals

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English

DOK Leipzig is an important meeting place for the animation community. Meet with experienced German and international animators, producers, festival programmers and experts from the field.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Find out about the experts available for meetings and submit your meeting requests here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Meetings

Festivals & Markets

Accreditation only
English

Festivals and markets are important launchpads and vital platforms for filmmaking talents to promote, market and circulate their works. The variety and range of opportunities can be overwhelming for newcomers in the industry. Meet with representatives of well established or new festivals and markets to present your current film or project, learn more about the opportunities offered to get essential insights to build your festival or market participation strategy.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Find out about the experts available for meetings and submit your meeting requests here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Masterclass

Avi Mograbi – The Filmmaker Is Present

Free admission
English

We take it for granted that auteur film shows the imprint of its creator’s personal style and position. But the creator haunting the film – not as a discreet interviewer or commentator, but as a singing ghost or a substitute protagonist, that is part of the “Avi Mograbi method”. The guest of our 2021 Homage explains how and why he uses it.

The recording of the masterclass will be available online here within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Polnisches Institut
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Social Events

Film Schools Hangout

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English

Come and join this hangout to meet with fellow students from all attending film schools. Compare notes on films seen during the festival, share insights from industry events and create networks for your future projects.

Find the link to join us on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Speaks Up

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Free admission
English

Many directors document places and communities they do not originate from. How can these films avoid portraying the protagonists as the Other? How to address the outsider’s point of view?

Recordings of the talks will be available online in the Media Library within 24 h following the event.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Online &
Onsite
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Meet the Experts: Meetings

Commissioners & Producers

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English

Individual meetings specifically designed for you to present your new projects to potential financing or co-production partners. Find out about opportunities to collaborate and expand your network.

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session.

Find out about the experts available for meetings and submit your meeting requests here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Partner Events

Taking Your First Steps – Chances and Challenges for Young Animation Talents in Europe

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English

Everywhere in the world, young talents need to be supported in order to learn and grow. Ideally, the best way to get your work recognised after film school is to develop your skills and experience in small steps: from commissioned short films to medium-long TV specials or mini-series, then finally to feature-length films or longer series formats. But how is real life for new talents in directing or production? Do they have the chance to grow on, and within, the jobs?

The panel will explore the chances and support for young animation talents in countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland and Germany. We will discuss the differences and explore available opportunities. What kinds of financial support can newbies access? Are there existing TV programmes that support emerging talents or offer easy access to young directors? Are producers open to working with young talents? And what programmes are available to help young talents to blossom and reach their full potential?

Organised in cooperation with AG Animationsfilm (German Animation Association)

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When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
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Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Annegret Richter
AG Animationsfilm (German Animation Association)
Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Junaid Chundrigar
Animation director, 2D-Animator and Illustrator at ImaJunation
Netherlands

Robert Sowa
Animation director and graphic artist
Director of Animation Film Studio, Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
Poland

Social Events

Industry Closing Hangout

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English

Let’s connect – friends and colleagues are fun! They inspire us and make us feel good regardless of the space we meet in. If you’re missing your fellow documentary folks, stop by for a relaxed hangout: no project pitching, no pressure, just a place to be with each other and chat with colleagues and friends, old and new.

Join us for a glass and celebrate with us!

Find the link to join us on Zoom here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 29 October
UTC+2
Industry Zoom
Online
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.