Plan a Visit

Plan a Visit

© Susann Jehnichen
If you’re new to the festival, have a look at the most important information for visitors.

How do I get to Leipzig and where do I stay?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects we will not have a guest centre or programming open to accredited guests during the festival week in Leipzig. The programme for accredited guests will be entirely online and your accreditation will grant you access to the Online Festival.

Tickets for the festival screenings in Leipzig are available to purchase if you live locally or travel to the city on your own initiative.

When can I buy tickets?

Film tickets for both – online screenings and screenings in Leipzig cinemas – will be available before DOK Leipzig 2021 begins.

Accreditation for industry professionals and journalists begins during the summertime.

What are the venues?

Our 2020 festival cinemas in Leipzig were:

  • CineStar Leipzig
  • Passage Kinos 
  • Schaubühne Lindenfels
  • Cinémathèque Leipzig in der naTo
  • Grassimuseum
  • Schauburg Leipzig
  • East Hall of Leipzig’s Central Railway Station

Besides the film screenings in the cinemas, the majority of the films were available to audiences across Germany to watch online.

When do the films screen?

On Monday, 26 October, the festival programme begins with the Opening that will be available to watch online via our website. Afterwards the first film screening starts at CineStar 4. From Tuesday until Sunday the programme runs from 10 am to midnight.

The online film programme will also start on 26 October with the livestreamings of two films of the International Competition. The first Video on Demands will be available from 27 October. Please find more info about when and how the online screenings take place in our programme.

Does the festival offer barrier-free access?

We are committed to making DOK Leipzig as barrier-free as possible. The festival depends on the infrastructure of the respective venues but works to remove barriers when feasible. Find out more about our barrier-free offers here.

I need more answers!

May it be about the programme, tickets, watching films or technical issues: We've gathered answers to the most pressing questions about the hybrid festival here in our FAQ.

Want some help?

You need a helping hand to navigate our online festival?

From 20 October you can reach our Ticket Support Team at

  • tickets [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de
  • +49 (0) 341 / 30864-2020
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