Collage with two portrait pictures: Luc-Carolin Ziemann at the left, Lars Rummel at the right.

Staff changes at DOK Neuland and DOK Education

After many years with us, two of our colleagues are moving on to new tasks. We wish to offer Luc-Carolin Ziemann, project coordinator of our media pedagogy department DOK Education, and XR curator Lars Rummel our sincerest thanks for all their inspiring teamwork. Dear Caro, dear Lars, we wish you all the best!

Luc-Carolin Ziemann has been with the festival in various capacities since 1999. From 2009, she oversaw the development of our pedagogical programme, DOK Education. Through numerous school screenings, the youth editorial team DOK Spotters and training courses such as the Teachers Day, she developed a comprehensive media education programme that aims to familiarise pupils and teachers with the genre of documentary film. The last school screening of this year, of “Sick Girls” on 30 November, has been Luc-Carolin Ziemann’s final act as project coordinator of DOK Education. However, she will continue to contribute to DOK Leipzig as a member of our selection committee.

Lars Rummel has curated our annual extended reality exhibition, DOK Neuland, since 2016. Parallel to this, he developed and established new industry events on XR topics at DOK Industry, including the international conference and pitching platform known as DOK Exchange. In DOK Neuland, Lars conceptualised a new space every year in which immersive works redefine the boundaries of film and address pressing social issues. Lars has transformed something that began with a pop-up tent on Leipzig’s market square into an integral part of our programme and one that has had a lasting impact. Some 1,000 people came to see this year’s exhibition, titled “Nowhere Is Only Somewhere”.

Both positions – the coordination and curation of DOK Neuland and the coordination of DOK Education – will be filled early next year. The job advertisements will be announced soon.