DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Meet DOK Leipzig
at the Berlinale

Meet DOK Leipzigat the Berlinale Find us at the European Film Market, February 12 – 17, 2016.

Find us at the European Film Market, February 12 – 17, 2016.


Meet the Festivals
February 12-16, daily at 11:00-12:00, Meet the Docs stand, MGB, 2nd floor

Meet members of the Programming and Industry departments of DOK Leipzig. More information on the website of European Film Markets.


Available for meetings:

Kim Busch - DOK Programme Coordinator

Dr. Grit Lemke - Head of Film Programme
Roland Löbner -
DOK Market Coordinator

Brigid O’Shea - Head of DOK Industry

Leena Pasanen - Managing and Artistic Director


Meet the Docs Conversations

Campaigns around documentaries – Busting the Myths!

February 12, at 16:00-17:00, EFM Producers Hub, MGB, 2nd floor


Some say: “I’m a filmmaker, not an activist.” Others say: “I’m a filmmaker, so I need to be an activist.” And both assumptions are myths.

More and more producers and distributors experiment with outreach campaigns that engage audiences in new ways, build non-profit partnerships, or aim to make the world a better place.

Yet many remain sceptical: Why should we bother with this in the first place? – I’m not going to make any money off this, am I? – My intern can be the impact producer. – My film is not issue-driven so it’s not for me.

Interrogated by DOK Leipzig’s Brigid O’Shea, Ben Kempas will be on a mission to counter 12 of the most common misconceptions around outreach work. In his talks at documentary events, he has spent the last year focusing on general good practice for campaigning. Berlinale will see him declare 2016 the year of outreach myth-busting.

Because the worst myth is: We can think about all this later.




For more information about the other Meet the Docs programmes and events click here.

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