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DOK Exchange Keynotes

Prior registration required
DOK Interactive

DOK Exchange Keynotes

Prior registration required
English

For our international guests who can’t visit the DOK Neuland exhibition, the DOK Exchange keynotes give you the opportunity to connect with cutting-edge storytellers, artists, and content creators.

Pre-pandemic life exposed an out-of-control acceleration and we seem to suffer from a collective burnout. The forced deceleration of the lockdowns took a toll and the way we encounter each other has been massively transformed.

Nevertheless, we will transfer the uplifting spirit of DOK Exchange into a collectively shared safe space from our homes. The one-day community-building event focuses once again on learning from each other, a space to explore the freshest views and ideas of XR storytelling. Apart from imaginary competition, we aim to put into perspective the huge and endless potential of new technology and explore our liability towards society, users and ourselves.

Closed works in progress sessions will also be accessible for registered guests.

Find more information and the registration form here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Rob Eagle
UWE Bristol

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Krzysztof Garbaczewski
Dream Adoption Society
Białystok

Ágnes Karolina Bakk
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Innovation Center
Budapest

Anna Mauersberger
HeartWire
Seelbach

DIVA Miyake-Mugler
London

Harry Silverlock
Crystal Compass
Bristol

Niki Smit
Monobanda
Utrecht

DOK Partner Presentations

Partner Presentation: Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Accredited guests welcome
English

Discover 5 new, up-and-coming documentary films from our partners, Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Fresh new documentaries looking for partners to help co-finance and distribute to hungry audiences across the globe.

Each DOK Partner Presentation consists of an introduction of the film teams and pre-recorded presentation open to all accredited guests, and a closed, invitation-only round table discussion with our finest decision makers.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Brigid O’Shea
DOK Leipzig

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Online Guest Counter
Online Guest Counter
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accredited guests welcome
DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry Helpdesk

Accredited guests welcome
English,
German

Daily advice on meeting experts, marketing your film, and navigating the online festival

Open daily, drop past the Helpdesk to discover more about the services offered by DOK Leipzig, get in contact with other festival guests, and get tailored advice on making the most of your time at the festival. Here, you can get advice on meetings at Meet the Experts and take advantage of our insider tips on DOK Leipzig.

Prior sign up for a Helpdesk slot in myDOK recommended.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
Online Guest Counter
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Roland Löbner & Keren Shemesh
DOK Leipzig

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DOK Industry Zoom
DOK Industry Zoom
Meet the Experts Meetings

Online Specialists

Accredited guests welcome
Meet the Experts Meetings

Online Specialists

Accredited guests welcome
English

Sign up for individual meetings with esteemed members of the documentary community and experts from the field. Expand your network, promote your upcoming projects and films, and get connected for 2021. Please submit your meeting requests for each meeting session in myDOK.

Confirmed Experts: DAFilms, Documentary Educational Resources, Feel Sales, First Hand Films, Journeyman, Magnetfilm, STEPS, Syndicado, Tënk

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Roland Löbner & Anne Rethfeldt
DOK Leipzig

DOK Speaks Up

Naked Truths – Intimacy in Documentary Film

Free entry: dok-leipzig.de
English

In documentary film we often encounter remote places, landscapes or everyday life. What is rarely seen is sex and intimacy. We ask ourselves why this is the case, what power lies in telling explicit things and where obstacles are.

Join the event on zoom here!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
Online Exclusive
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Djamila Grandits
Selection Committee
DOK Leipzig

Carolin Weidner
Selection Committee
DOK Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Jürgen Brüning
Producer of Avalon

Pia Hellenthal
Director and screenwriter Searching Eva

Paulita Pappel
Curator and organizer Pornfilmfestival Berlin

Julia Palmieri Mattison
Director and procuder of Play Me, I’m Yours

DOK Interactive

DOK Exchange XR Prototype Presentation

Invitation only
English

5 new XR and interactive prototypes will be the focus of this presentation. An audience of supporters will gather to discuss these new works and shepherd them to completion. The 5 works are looking not only for financial or distribution support but also dramaturgical and technological innovations and partners. This productive workshop afternoon is a special incubator for art and ideas.

Find more information and the registration form here.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Brigid O’Shea
DOK Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Black Women and Sex – Godisamang Godi Khunou
It’s All in My Head – Etinosa Yvonne
The Matter of the Heart – Anna West
Symbiotica – Natalia Cabrera
Therese & Peta: A Tale of Two-Spirits – Jamie Starboisky

DOK Partner Presentations

Partner Presentation: IDF & Ex Oriente Film

Accredited guests welcome
English

Discover 5 new, up-and-coming documentary films from our partners, IDF & Ex Oriente Film! Fresh new documentaries looking for partners to help co-finance and distribute to hungry audiences across the globe.

Each DOK Partner Presentation consists of an introduction of the film teams and pre-recorded presentation open to all accredited guests, and a closed, invitation-only round table discussion with our finest decision makers.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Brigid O’Shea
DOK Leipzig

DOK Industry Services

DOK Industry First Timer Tour

Accredited guests welcome
English

Get to know international film festivals and markets

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

You can also register your delegation for a private tour by emailing film-market [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
Online Guest Counter
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 Hangouts

Hangout with our DOK Industry Podcast Stars

Accredited guests welcome

Fill up your coffee cup or your glass and join us to celebrate our new DOK Industry Podcasts! Our curators, hosts and participants will be there to discuss the work, introduce themselves, and catch up.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
Animation Perspectives

Animation Perspectives: Patrick Buhr_Aaron Jablonski

Free entry: dok-leipzig.de
English

With hand-drawn strokes, animated in 3D, Patrick Buhr strolls on the borderline between staging and the real thing. Aaron Jablonski extends
reality with digital masks and transforms landscapes through data
manipulation. A perfect match for our dialogue series with films,
conversation and a look at the working directories.

After the event, Patrick Buhr and Aaron Jablonski invite the audience to their virtual
gallery on Mozilla Hubs, which was designed exclusively
for DOK Leipzig: There, they can stroll and browse around themselves and
get into conversation with the two artists. The link to the virtual
gallery and help for strolling along will be available on the evening of
the program.

Please join the event on zoom here!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Thursday 29 October
UTC+1
Online Exclusive
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

André Eckardt
Curator and member of the Selection Committee
DOK Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Patrick Buhr
Media and animation artist

Aaron Jablonski
Media artist and developer

DOK Partner Presentations

Partner Presentation: Doc Nomads

Accredited guests welcome
English

Discover 5 new, up-and-coming documentary films from our partners, Doc Nomads. Fresh new documentaries looking for partners to help co-finance and distribute to hungry audiences across the globe.

Each DOK Partner Presentation consists of an introduction of the film teams and pre-recorded presentation open to all accredited guests, and a closed, invitation-only round table discussion with our finest decision makers.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Brigid O’Shea
DOK Leipzig

Masterclass

Radically Subjective, Minimally Invasive. Masterclass Annik Leroy

Free entry: dok-leipzig.de
English

DOK Leipzig’s exclusive workshop discussions do not preserve dogmas  of craftsmanship but question the methods and aims of a cinematographic
style. In conversation with Annik Leroy and using examples from her
work, the topic of discussion will be radicality. It’s subjective,
irreconcilable and minimally invasive, we assume. But what does Annik
Leroy say?

In addition to the master class and the film program of the Homage, an extended Q&A with Annik Leroy will take place on
Friday, 30.11. at 1 pm on zoom. You are invited to attend here!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
Online Exclusive
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Ralph Eue
Curator and member of the Selection Committee
DOK Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Annik Leroy
Filmmaker, video artist and photographer

DOK Partner Presentations

Partner Presentation: AG Animationsfilm

Accredited guests welcome
English

Curious about German animation? Catch a glimpse at brand new German animation and animated documentary projects at this Partner Presentation! Learn more about how the films were made and participate in our Q&A with the producers and directors and discover something new for your festival or slate!

The first project is an animated documentary TV-series that was produced by ZDF das kleine Fernsehspiel and ZDF digital. The series consists of 11 short films that visualise personal stories about political change in East and West Germany at the end of the 80s and early 90s. The stories are told by the protagonists themselves who contributed their memories to a digital audio-podcast called My Change – Our Unity? (Meine Wende – Unsere Einheit?).

The Last Whale Singer, still in pre-production, is the first feature animation that was selected for the initiative Outstanding Films for Children, which is a nationwide funding scheme created by public broadcasters, regional and national film funds and representatives of the German film industry and politicians. It tells the story of a teenage humpback whale who must face his fears and summon a mystical song to save the oceans from destruction by a monstrous creature. The film will be produced by Telescope Animation and directed by Reza Memari who also wrote the script. A series and a game are in development.

The third project is Student Academy Award-winner Ahmad Saleh’s (Ayny, 2016) brand-new short Night. The project was awarded the film prize for emerging Arab-German co-productions of the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2017. The stop motion animation, a co-production between Jordan, Qatar, Palestine and Germany, is now ready for distribution and looking for its world premiere.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Annegret Richter
Managing Director AG Animationsfilm
Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Meine Wende – Unsere Einheit?
Lucia Haslauer
ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel
Mainz

Katrin Rothe
Director of episode Selbständig
Berlin

 

The Last Whale Singer
Maite Woköck
Producer Telescope Animation
Hamburg

Night
Ahmad Saleh
Short film director
Düsseldorf

Homage Annik Leroy

Extended Q&A with Annik Leroy

Free entry: dok-leipzig.de
English

In addition to the masterclass with Annik Leroy and the film programme of the Homage dedicated to her, an extended Q&A with Annik Leroy will take place live on Zoom. You are invited to attend here!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
Online Exclusive
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Patrick Holzapfel
Author and curator

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Annik Leroy
Filmmaker, video artist and photographer

Meet the Experts Hangouts

Hangout with the Film School Students

Invitation only

A film festival without a fest is a sad thing indeed! If you’re missing your colleagues, stop by a hangout: no project pitching, no pressure, just a place to connect and hang out. We are inviting all the students attending DOK Leipzig to get together and get to know each other. Loose networking, new connections.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
Online Guest Counter
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.
DOK Project Presentations

DOK Short n’ Sweet Live Pitch

Accredited guests welcome
English

DOK Short n’ Sweet is back with a new live pitch, closing out our DOK Industry Programme in 2020. We are keeping the format: seven projects will have three minutes to pitch to a panel of international experts. Keep it short, keep it sweet, and watch new project and talents take off from the comfort of your lounge!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
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

Opal H. Bennett
PBS / POV
Brooklyn

Catherine Colas
ZDF / ARTE
Mainz

Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck
Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin

Lindsay Poulton
The Guardian
London

Carla Vulpiani
Varicolored
Talinn

DOK Speaks Up

Corona – How the Arts Conquer the Now

Free entry: dok-leipzig.de
English

From existential crisis to privileged deceleration. COVID 19 has exposed social problems. Whether film or virtual reality, the views inwards and outwards, on conditions and sensitivities are sharper than ever.

Join the event on zoom here!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
Online Exclusive
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Kim Busch
Selection Committee, Co-Head of programme coordination
DOK Leipzig

Lars Rummel
DOK Neuland coordination and curation
DOK Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Tatyana Chistova
Director of Bless You!

Mika Johnson
Director and writer of Ilios

Bettina Katja Lange
director of Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy

Peiman Zekavat
Director of E14

Meet the Experts Meetings

Festival, TV & Theatrical Sales

Accredited guests welcome
English

Sign up for individual meetings with esteemed members of the documentary community and experts from the field. Expand your network, promote your upcoming projects and films, and get connected for 2021. Please submit your meeting requests for each meeting session in myDOK.

Confirmed Experts: CAT&Docs, Cinephil, Deckert Distribution, Dogwoof, Filmotor, First Hand Films, Lightdox, NEW DOCS, Reservoir Docs

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
DOK Industry Zoom
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Roland Löbner & Anne Rethfeldt
DOK Leipzig

DOK Speaks Up

Family Affairs – Documentary Investigations in the Inner Circle

Free entry: dok-leipzig.de
English

Autobiographical documentary film has developed into a popular and widespread genre over the last decades. Initially often combined with family histories and the historiography of global - and often traumatic - events such as wars and other catastrophes, it now functions as a foil through which an understanding of complex interrelationships can be created by means of empathy and awareness raising for “micro-stories”. But the method is also fruitful as a means of addressing a wide range of universal problems: the search for self-realisation or the burden of family inheritance, economic or emotional fragility, questions of identity and belonging, or life in old age. We talk to the filmmakers whose films approach global themes from different perspectives at DOK Leipzig this year, based on their own family histories.
How does one film one's own family? What is the position of the directors, who sometimes act as silent observers, sometimes as the centre of events? How do you deal with found footage and materials from your own family archives? And how much distance is necessary?

Join the event on zoom here!

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
Online Exclusive
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.

Moderator DOK Leipzig Logo

Borjana Gaković
Selection Committee
DOK Leipzig

Marie Kloos
Selection Committee
DOK Leipzig

Panelists DOK Leipzig Logo

Amélie Cabocel
Director of Forgotten Lands

Rocco Di Mento
Director of The Blunder of Love

Hannah Schweier
Director of 80.000 Schnitzels

Myriam Jacob-Allard
Director of Alice's Four Stories

Meet the Experts Hangouts

DOK Industry Closing Hangout hosted by Goethe-Institut

Accredited guests welcome
English

Nairobi’s Dazzling Club Culture – a digital world premiere
With DJ Jinku and Karun

Let’s celebrate not only the end of the 16th DOK Industry Programme, but also the first episode of the new podcast series TIMEZONES, launched in collaboration between the network for global music Norient and the Goethe-Institut.

A special performance of global sounds, experimental music and the stories behind it, singer Karun (formerly Camp Mulla) DJ and producer Jinku (EA Wave) will present the club culture of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Swahili Abstract, Afrohouse and Downtempo, an excursion into the dazzling club music of a globally networked city from the comfort of your lounge room.

When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Friday 30 October
UTC+1
Online Guest Counter
If you are accredited for DOK Leipzig please login to add the event to your personal schedule.