Plan your Visit
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.
Online ticket sales has already begun – browse complete festival programme and get your tickets here.
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.
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.
You are already planning your Leipzig trip? You can find some tips how to find us by plane, train or car here.
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
Intercity Hotel Leipzig
Tröndlinring 2, 04105 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0) 341 9210257-0
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.
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.