DOK Leipzig 61. INTERNATIONALES LEIPZIGER FESTIVAL FÜR DOKUMENTAR- UND ANIMATIONSFILM | 29. OKTOBER - 4. NOVEMBER 2018 | #dokleipzig de-de 2018-11-28 18:15:00 https://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/festival-news#content_235192
28.11.2018

Job offer Artistic Director and CEO

Job offer Artistic Director and CEO The city of Leipzig is currently looking for a convincing personality for the position of Artistic Director and CEO for DOK Leipzig.Opening DOK Leipzig at CineStar

The city of Leipzig is currently looking for a convincing personality for the position of Artistic Director and CEO for DOK Leipzig (starting no later than 1 January 2020). In addition to the results-oriented economic and organisational management of the company, the task will be the conceptual and content planning and realisation of the festival DOK Leipzig, with the aim of strengthening and expanding its competitive position with regard to other national and international film festivals. Close cooperation with the City of Leipzig, its institutions, the supervisory bodies of the festival, public funders, as well as fruitful contacts to sponsors will be of great importance.

 

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2018-11-28 18:07:00 https://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/festival-news#content_664611
28.11.2018

Stellenangebot Intendanz und Geschäftsführung bei DOK Leipzig

Stellenangebot Intendanz und Geschäftsführung bei DOK Leipzig Die Stadt Leipzig sucht im Rahmen einer Nachfolgeregelung spätestens zum 01.01.2020 eine überzeugende Persönlichkeit als Intendant und Geschäftsführer (m/w/d) für DOK Leipzig.

Die Stadt Leipzig sucht im Rahmen einer Nachfolgeregelung spätestens zum 01.01.2020 eine überzeugende Persönlichkeit als Intendant und Geschäftsführer (m/w/d) für DOK Leipzig. Neben der ergebnisorientierten wirtschaftlichen sowie organisatorischen Führung der Gesellschaft ist die Aufgabe, die konzeptionelle und inhaltliche Planung und Durchführung des Festivals DOK Leipzig, um dessen Positionierung in Konkurrenz mit anderen nationalen und internationalen Filmfestivals zu festigen und auszubauen. Eine Herausforderung besteht auch in der engen Zusammenarbeit mit den öffentlichen Zuwendungsgebern sowie dem Kontakt zu Sponsoren.

 

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2018-11-16 16:25:00 https://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/festival-news#content_639695
16.11.2018

Seven DOK Leipzig Films nominated for Emile Awards and German Short Film Award

Seven DOK Leipzig Films nominated for Emile Awards and German Short Film Award Five of our DOK Leipzig 2018 animated films are now nominated for the European Animation Awards Emile, two of the films from the section short film are nominated for the German Short Film Prize.

Five of our DOK Leipzig 2018 animated films are now nominated for the European Animation Awards Emile. One of them is the animated film Chris the Swiss by Anja Kofmel that has been screened at Leipzig Main Station on Saturday during the festival week. The film is nominated in four categories:
Best writing
Best background & character design
Best sound design
Best soundtrack


The Breadwinner directed by Nora Twomey and produced by the successful Irish Animation Studio Cartoon Saloon and presented by Head of Animation Fabian Erlinghäuser at our Animation Night Extended 2018, is also nominated in four categories:
Best direction
Best storyboard
Best character animation
Best background & character design


Nominated as best directed animated short film is Fest by Nikita Diakur and the film Egg by Martina Scarpelli which also won a Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig 2018. Fruits of Clouds by Kateřina Karhánková, screened in this year’s KIDS DOK programme, is nominated for an Emile Award best background & character design.


For the second consecutive time, the European Animation Awards are presented in 18 different categories. Every European professional in the animation industry can become a member of the association, watch the nominated films online and vote for them. The award winners will be announced on 8 December, 2018.


And there is yet another reason to be happy: two films of this year’s festival edition are nominated for the German Short Film PrizeCops and Robbers by Florian Maulbach (Best Animated Film) and Call of Comfort by Brenda Lien (Best Experimental Film). The winners will be announced on 28 November by Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Prof. Monika Grütters.

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2018-11-16 16:14:00 https://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/festival-news#content_631509
16.11.2018

Sieben DOK Leipzig Filme nominiert für Emile Awards und Deutschen Kurzfilmpreis

Sieben DOK Leipzig Filme nominiert für Emile Awards und Deutschen Kurzfilmpreis Fünf der bei DOK Leipzig 2018 gezeigten Animationsfilme sind nun für den European Animation Award EMILE und zwei Kurzfilme für den Deutschen Kurzfilmpreis nominiert.

Fünf der bei DOK Leipzig 2018 gezeigten Animationsfilme sind nun für den European Animation Award nominiert. Der bei einem öffentlichen Screening am Festivalsamstag im Hauptbahnhof gezeigte Film Chris the Swiss von Anja Kofmel ist gleich in vier Kategorien vertreten:
Best writing
Best background & character design
Best sounddesign
Best soundtrack


The Breadwinner von Nora Twomey aus dem erfolgreichen irischen Animationsstudio Cartoon Saloon, das bei der Animation Night Extended 2018 vom Head of Animation Fabian Erlinghäuser vorgestellt wurde, ist ebenso in vier Kategorien nominiert:
Best direction
Best storyboard
Best character animation
Best background & character design

Im Bereich Animierter Kurzfilm sind in der Kategorie best direction Fest von Nikita Diakur und der bei DOK Leipzig 2018 mit einer Goldenen Taube ausgezeichnete Film Egg von Martina Scarpelli nominiert. Aus dem diesjährigen Kinderprogramm Kids DOK ist der Film Fruits of Clouds von Kateřina Karhánková für den Emile Award in der Kategorie best background & character design vertreten.


Die Emile Awards werden in diesem Jahr zum zweiten Mal in 18 Kategorien vergeben. Alle, die im Bereich Animationsfilm tätig sind, können Mitglied bei den European Animation Awards werden, die nominierten Filme online anschauen und damit auch für die Gewinnerfilme abstimmen. Die Preisträger/innen stehen am 8. Dezember fest.


Und wir haben noch einen weiteren Grund zur Freude: Für den Deutschen Kurzfilmpreis sind zwei Filme aus der diesjährigen Festivalausgabe nominiert: Räuber und Gendarm von Florian Maulbach (Bester Animationsfilm) und Call of Comfort von Brenda Lien (Bester Experimentalfilm). Die Gewinner/innen werden am 28. November von der Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien, Prof. Monika Grütters, verkündet.

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2018-11-16 10:14:00 https://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/festival-news#content_740691
16.11.2018

2019 Will Be the Last Edition of DOK Leipzig with Leena Pasanen

2019 Will Be the Last Edition of DOK Leipzig with Leena Pasanen Festival director Leena Pasanen will not extend her contract with DOK Leipzig. She plans to move on to Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy, where she will serve as new festival director from 2020.Leena Pasanen. Photo by Susann Jehnichen

Upon completion of her agreed five-year tenure as festival director, Leena Pasanen will be bidding farewell to the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film following the 2019 edition of the festival. Since taking the helm at DOK Leipzig in 2015, the cinephile Finn has cemented the position of the tradition-rich festival on the international scene and further expanded its appeal as an audience festival. Roughly 47,000 visitors now attend the festival and its events every year.

 

Over the years, Pasanen has led the festival into new terrain with the introduction of numerous innovative measures: Free film screenings in the East Hall of the city’s central train station, the integration of DOK Neuland as an interactive exhibition, her move to intertwine the genres of documentary and animated film more tightly with one another or the development of the trade platform DOK Industry, in close collaboration with the programme’s director. Leena Pasanen has been committed to achieving gender equality since her very first days at DOK Leipzig. One of the most significant of her initiatives in this regard was the succesfull introduction of a quota for female directors in the German Competition.

 

Leena Pasanen’s contract with the festival will continue through 31 December 2019, as originally planned. The festival director is eager to tackle her final festival season at DOK Leipzig: “With Werner Herzog’s guest appearance this year, we managed to bring an international filmmaking legend to Leipzig. That was a smashing success and a true joy. We’ve already set our sights very high for the coming festival edition. I can promise that we will once again transport the
festival even further into the future in 2019, with a host of creative innovations and fresh ideas. I’m looking forward to the upcoming year – and for now I just want to focus all of my attention on these exciting months ahead of us.”


From 2020, Leena Pasanen will become the new head of the film festival in the Italian city of Bologna: “I have very deep connections to Italy, both professionally and in my private life. I am delighted to have this opportunity now to direct the Biografilm Festival in Bologna. But it is bittersweet indeed, as I will really miss Leipzig too, of course. The wonderful team here and the creative spirit present at DOK Leipzig have inspired and motivated me time and again over the past years – in these politically troubled times no less – to think further, to continue to develop the festival and to make it what it is today: an international platform for filmmakers from all across the world on the one hand and a sustained audience attractor in the heart of the city of Leipzig on the other.”

 

 

 

 

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