Programme & Tickets

Our 63rd festival edition will be a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a hybrid festival with online offerings and film screenings in the cinema. During the festival week we’re showing all films in selected Leipzig cinemas. Additionally, most of the films will be available online as on-demand videos across Germany and to all our accredited guests for two weeks from the day after their festival premier.

Ticket sales for all our screenings in the cinemas and for our online screenings (VoD and Live Streamings) are now available!

Where can I see festival films? Where do I get tickets? Can I only view films online or also in the cinemas? To help you navigate through our festival and make the most of it, we've collected the answers to your most pressing questions in this FAQ.

How can I buy tickets at the cinemas for the screenings?

Ticket sales for DOK Leipzig 2020 begin on 20 October. This year, tickets will exclusively be available at the respective festival cinemas for each screening. There is no central DOK ticket office.

The CineStar Leipzig, Passage Kinos Leipzig, Schaubühne Lindenfels and Cinémathèque Leipzig will offer advance ticket sales via their websites. At the Schauburg Leipzig and the Grassimuseum, you can reserve cinema tickets by phone. You can also buy tickets directly on site at all our cinemas.

Where are the festival cinemas?

What do tickets cost for the screenings in the cinemas?

Tickets will exclusively be available at the respective festival cinemas for each screening. There is no central DOK ticket office.

Single Ticket: 8.50 €

reduced*: 6.50 €

Single Ticket Kids DOK: 3.50 €

Award Ceremony + Screening Winner of the Golden Dove Winner International Competition: 8.50 €

*Reduced prices apply to the group of persons authorized by the respective venues and for screenings until 14:00 in general. We don’t offer discounted tickets for the 17:00 and 20:00 International Competition screenings at CineStar 4.

Subject to the General Terms & Conditions and pandemic protection measures of the respective venue.

How can I buy tickets for the livestreaming and video-on-demand screenings?

Tickets for our online film screenings can be purchased from 22 October, 10 am through the film programme on our website. Please create a user account with our streaming partner culturebase.org beforehand, where you can pay via credit card or Paypal.

Subject to the platform operator‚s General Terms & Conditions and registration provisions.

Please note that our film programme is geoblocked and can only be seen in Germany. The only exceptions are for accredited professionals and members of the press.

What do tickets cost for DOK Leipzig’s online screenings?

Tickets for our online film screenings are available at our streaming platform culturebase.org.

Please note that our film programme is geoblocked and can only be seen in Germany. The only exceptions are for accredited professionals and members of the press.

Single Ticket: 5 €

Season Ticket: 50 €

Single Ticket for Groups: 20 €

Solidarity Ticket: We offer the possibility to add a solidarity contribution on the Season Ticket for the benefit of the filmmakers. The extra support, which exceeds the price of a ticket for the online screening, will be used to pay the filmmakers an expense allowance for their online participation in the festival.

Subject to the platform operator‚s General Terms & Conditions and registration provisions.

Please note that our film programme is geoblocked and can only be seen in Germany. The only exceptions are for accredited professionals and members of the press.

How can I join the livestreaming of a film?

From Monday to Saturday during the festival week, the 12 films of our International Competition will be available as a live stream via our streaming partner culturebase.org in parallel to the premiere at Leipzig's CineStar cinema at 5 pm and 8 pm (UTC+1). Each livestream will be followed by a live broadcast of the film discussion from the cinema.  

To watch the livestream, please choose the livestream date in the “Screenings and dates” section of the film in our programme. By clicking on the ticket button you will be forwarded to our streaming partner culturebas.org where you first have to register or login. Afterwards you can select the option “Live Stream” in the ticket option menu on the left side of the page.

Tickets for the livestreamings cost 5 €. Accredited guests and owners of a Season Ticket can watch the livestreamings as well (without buying an extra ticket). 

The respective film will start on 5 pm or 8 pm (UTC+1), simultaneously to the film screening in the cinema. The film will be followed by a live discussion with the filmmakers, continuing directly in the streaming window where you watched the filmed before. The filmmakers will join the discussions via video chat. You can ask questions by using the chat option below your streaming window. Our moderators in the cinema can then pick up your questions. 

Further useful tips for the livestreaming and VoD screenings

Geoblocking

Please note that our film programme is geoblocked and can only be seen in Germany. The only exceptions are for accredited professionals and members of the press.

Short film compilations

Some of our short films are being shown as part of several short film compilations. When you make your purchase on Culturebase.org, please make sure to select the compilation you prefer.

Livestreamings

The films of our International Competition will be available as a live stream followed by a broadcast of the film discussion from Leipzig's CineStar cinema, and as video-on-demand for 14 days from the day after the premiere.
When you make your purchase on Culturebase.org, please make sure you select the offer you prefer.

Browser

We recommend to use the Firefox or Chrome browser for our Livestreamings and VoDs on culturebase.org.

What are the hygiene rules in the festival cinemas?

In all our festival cinemas seating capacity is reduced and masks that cover the nose and mouth are compulsory in the foyers and all traffic areas. You can take off the mask at your seat. In addition, the cinemas must ensure contact tracking and request guests’ contact details. These will be gathered in different ways depending on the cinema. For more information on the measures in the cinemas, please contact them individually.

What are the rules to the screenings in Leipzig’s main station?

Procedures are different for our showings at the main station. We ask for your understanding about the fact that the open character of the film screenings cannot be maintained this year. The event area is separated by walls and the number of seats is limited. Access to the event area is also only possible after submitting a contact form. These forms will be issued 45 minutes before the start of the event. Please also note the instructions on site. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to assist you there.

Which cinemas can I access with a wheelchair?

Many of the cinemas have wheelchair access. You can find all information about the accessibility of our festival cinemas and venues here.

Are there any programme parts at free admission?

Free entry: Online Exclusives

Parts of our festival programme will be available online on our website at free admission:

  • Director’s Short Cuts: Short contributions by our filmmakers related to their film
  • Q&As related to our competition films: available from 26 October
  • Monday, 26/10, 16:00: Festival Opening
  • Friday, 30/10, 11:00: Masterclass Annik Leroy
  • Sunday, 1/11, 16:00: Presentation of Partnership Awards
  • Sunday, 1/11, 19:00: Presentation of the Golden and Silver Doves

We invite our audience to join us for the following live formats:

Free entry: in Leipzig

Admission is free to our film screenings at the East Hall of Leipzig’s central railway station and our Extended Reality exhibition DOK Neuland. For DOK Neuland you can already reserve an Early Bird slot for the main exhibition at the Museum for fine Arts Leipzig (MdbK) here

Please follow the pandemic protection measures of the respective venue.

Where can I watch the live Online Exclusive formats?

These live formats take place with Zoom, where you can participate in real time by linking to the respective event through our website. You don't need your own Zoom account, but you do need the application on your device. You can also watch the live video on our Facebook page. The events will be recorded and made available on our website afterwards.

I’m accredited, how can I watch films?

As an accredited participant you can use our digital offerings at our partner culturebase.org for free. You will receive a voucher code from us, which you can redeem there for a season ticket. If you already have an account with them, then you can continue to use it. Otherwise please register before using the voucher.

You can access the streaming platform where you can view films directly via the ticket buttons in our film programme. If you have further questions, please contact our online guest management at akkreditierung [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de.

We recommend to use the Firefox or Chrome browsers for watching our Livestreamings and VoDs on culturebase.org.

I have further question on how to buy a ticket?

If you have any further questions, our Ticketing team will be happy to advise you as of 20 October.

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

We would be pleased if you contact us by email. This makes it easier for us to process your requests in a coordinated fashion.

I need assistance navigating through the hybrid festival.

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.