Plan your Visit

Plan your Visit

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If you’re new to the festival, have a look at the most important information for visitors.
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Eine Häuserwand mit drei DOK-Plakaten nebeneinander, umrahmt von Pfeilen, die nach links in Richtung eines Kinoeingangs zeigen. Im Vordergrund fährt (unscharf) ein Fahrrad vorbei.
© Jens Stöbe
What is DOK Leipzig?

DOK Leipzig is an annual festival for international and German documentaries and animations that takes place every year in autumn. In 2022, we will celebrate our 65th festival edition in the week from 17 to 23 October.

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When can I buy tickets?

Online ticket sales has already begun – browse complete festival programme and get your tickets here.

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Browse the programme and get your tickets
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Download the programme brochure
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What are the venues?

Each year, several venues in Leipzig turn into DOK cinemas during the festival week. Our festival venues are located across the city.

Go to our city map that helps you navigate through Leipzig from one location to another.

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How will the festival take place in times of COVID-19?

At this point in time, we do not foresee any access restrictions for visiting our events. We are guided by the Infection Protection Act, the current Corona Protection Ordinance and the hygiene concepts of our venues. In case of changes, we will announce them as soon as possible.

You can check in to all our events via the Corona Warning App. The data collection is done per venue through a QR code posted there. We strongly recommend all visitors to wear a mouth-nose covering during the entire stay in our cinemas.

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How do I get to DOK Leipzig?

You are already planning your Leipzig trip? You can find some tips how to find us by plane, train or car here.

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I am searching for a hotel. Do you have any recommendations?

Many of our events are taking place right in the Leipzig’s city centre. From these hotels, you can tumble out of bed and go straight to the next screening or talk, or simply to the festival centre for a coffee:

Motel One Nikolaikirche

Nikolaistraße 23, 04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0) 341 3374370
www.motel-one.com

Intercity Hotel Leipzig

Tröndlinring 2, 04105 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0) 341 9210257-0 
www.intercityhotel.com

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Does the festival offer barrier-free access?

We are committed to making DOK Leipzig as barrier-free as possible. We depend on the infrastructure of the respective venues but we work to remove barriers. You can find updated information about barrier-free access to cinemas and films here.

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Why isn’t the festival programme published until end of September?

We can't do it any sooner. In our competitions we want to show our visitors the latest films just out of the editing room. That's why we call on filmmakers and production companies worldwide to submit their most recent works every spring. The submission deadline is early July, after which our competitions begin to take shape. Over the summer, our selection committee reviews around 2,500 films and nominates the titles for the various categories.

Next come the invitations to the filmmakers, and the creation of the website texts, catalogue and programme booklet. At the same time, our programme team plans the schedule for which films will show in which cinemas during the festival week. By mid-September, the dates and most of the texts are finalised, leaving us just a few days to add everything to our website, print the programme booklets and make technical preparations for ticket sales by early October. Then is it finally time to present the complete programme.

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