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Submit your films to DOK Leipzig 2021 now!

Want to show your new documentary or animated film at DOK Leipzig this fall? The Call for Entries to our 64th festival edition is now open!

“We can't wait to host DOK Leipzig again as a festival for our local audience. We are optimistic that this will be possible again in October. For this we are looking for films that bring us along on their narrative journey, that raise questions, provide food for thought, and above all inspire and challenge us artistically,” says our festival director Christoph Terhechte. “Dear filmmakers, we look forward to your surprising insights, your bold visions and your original methods. We look forward to receiving numerous submissions!” 

What kind of films can I submit?

You are welcome to submit artistic documentaries and animated films of all lengths as well as hybrid films between the two genres.

To be considered for the competition sections, it is important that the production year of your film is either 2020 or 2021. In addition, your film should not have been shown publicly before October 2020 and it needs to celebrate at least a German premiere at DOK Leipzig.

Don’t miss our submission deadlines!

We have two deadlines for film submissions: 1 May 2021 for films completed until that date and 1 July 2021 which is our final deadline.

Ready to submit?

Please jump to our submission page and check our FAQ and the submission rules for more details. 

We are exited to get to know your works!