This year, DOK Leipzig will celebrate its 67th edition. We look forward to welcoming you to Leipzig from 28 October to 3 November.
With contemporary international films, unique curated programmes and a rich programme for children and adults, we invite our audience to discover the range of contemporary documentary and animated film. Our competition categories give exciting artistic works a place to celebrate their premieres.
With DOK Neuland, we present the public with a curated exhibition of Extended Reality works. Each year this creates a world where visitors can experience profound stories in unexpected virtual spaces.
First programme details will be announced in September. Read more about DOK Leipzig and our values and goals in the festival profile.
We present four competitions and two sections out of competition at DOK Leipzig. The main festival prizes – the Golden and Silver Doves – will be awarded in the competitions. The winners are selected by independent juries. Additionally, further prizes are presented by our partners within the festival.
In addition to the competition categories, we also present several curated series within our programme. With these formats we focus on film historic topics or honour the work of outstanding film artists. These include a retrospective, homages, matinees and programmes for children and young people (Kids DOK).
Our Extended Reality exhibition DOK Neuland opens its doors to the public during the festival week. Audiences and filmmakers can discover and define new boundaries in film with immersive works, virtual and augmented reality, 360° films and media art in a completely new form.
Our film branch networking programme is tailor-made for accredited trade visitors (filmmakers, XR creatives, producers, editors, decision makers and distributors). Each year we welcome around 1,600 accredited guests at DOK Leipzig.
Find out more about DOK Industry here.
We also organize film screenings for our audience in Leipzig and in the region during the year and show festival hits from recent years at our monthly DOK Days. With our DOK Leipzig Summer Cinema, we are presenting film highlights in beautiful open-air cinemas across the city in July and August.
We love to follow the journey of our festival films! In our DOK 365 section you can find updates on their theatrical releases in Germany and see which DOK Leipzig films you can currently watch from the comfort of your home.