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Ongoing festival preparations

Dear filmmakers, audience members and culture lovers,

At the moment we assume that DOK Leipzig will take place in 2020. While we continue to work on the festival programme, we are of course keeping a close eye on the coronavirus situation, and we will inform you of any news about the festival as soon as possible.

The call for entries for our 63rd festival edition is currently open. Filmmakers and creative people, send us your work — it’s a source of hope and inspiration. We firmly believe that creative exchange and the promotion of film must continue, even in these challenging times, and we want to make our contribution to this as a festival.

At the same time, we want to express our deep solidarity with all of festivals that cannot be held in their usual form at the moment due to the spread of the coronavirus. We want to enter into an open exchange about how to support cultural endeavors at this time. The AG Filmfestival assocation, of which we are a member, has issued a statement on the situation for festivals. Read the text here (in German).

The majority of our staff is currently working from home, but you can still contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to answer your questions about DOK Leipzig.

We wish you all strength, steady nerves and good health!

Your DOK Leipzig Team