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DOK Industry 2022: On-site networking and direct exchange

We proudly present: The DOK Industry programme 2022!

Our industry events take place in Leipzig during the first five days of the festival week (17 to 21 October) – along with livestreams and recordings for all those who can't be there on site. Following the festival week, professionals can additionally network online on October 24 and 25.

DOK Leipzig supports the Ukrainian film industry this year with an initiative created in cooperation with Docudays UA, the Ukrainian Institute and the Goethe-Institut. We offer filmmakers from Ukraine a platform to present their films, network with international industry representatives and forge partnerships that strengthen the future of the country’s talents. The DOK Industry Talk "One Day in Ukraine - A Case Study" presents a successful direct collaboration between Ukrainian producers and a leading European broadcaster.

Our DOK Industry Talk Personal Storytelling from Underrepresented Communitiesintroduces the Re-Present Media initiative, which works to promote personal stories by filmmakers from underrepresented groups. In the talk, we build a bridge to European filmmakers of colour.

New this year: the DOK Archive Market. International archives will present their holdings and archive researchers and producers will offer consultations on researching and licensing film material. A programme of case studies and discussions offers insights into the nuts and bolts of archival work and explores the artistic process of archive driven documentaries. Among them: Netflix's true-crime production "Gladbeck: Das Geiseldrama", which exclusively uses original footage.

Festival Friday at DOK Industry is all about animation, including a DOK Talk, a master class by Špela Čadež and a panel by AG Animationsfilm. With "Animation Meets Doc", we provide a networking opportunity for documentary filmmakers and animation artists.

DOK Exchange will take place in hybrid form on 20 October. At the Conference, XR industry experts will give keynote speeches on topics such as agency, and the future of social VR. At the online Showcase, experts will advise six innovative XR projects in the development phase.

You can also look forward to the third season of our DOK Industry Podcast. It will be released during the festival week and focuses on representation and diversity in the documentary industry.

You can find all details on the DOK Industry programme including dates here:

DOK Industry Programm