DOK Leipzig 2018

DOK Leipzig 2018 Save the Date! Wir freuen uns auf unsere 61. Festivalausgabe.

Save the Date! Wir freuen uns auf die 61. Festivalausgabe von DOK Leipzig vom 29. Oktober bis 4. November 2018


Einreichungen sind ab 3. März möglich, Projekte für den DOK Co-Pro Market können ab 15. Mai eingereicht werden. Mehr Informationen zum Call for Entries gibt es in Kürze.


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2018-01-10 13:44:00

DOK Leipzig 2018

DOK Leipzig 2018 Save the Date for our 61st festival edition!

Save the Date for our 61st festival edition! 


We are looking forward to welcome you to DOK Leipzig 2018, taking place 29 October – 4 November this year.


Our Call for Entries opens 3 March 2018, projects for the DOK Co-Pro Market can be submitted as of 15 May 2018.

More details coming soon.


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2017-12-11 11:26:00

European Film Awards 2017

European Film Awards 2017 Two films that were part of DOK Leipzig 2016 and 2017 have been awarded at the European Film Awards 2017: "Communion" in the category European Documentary and "Loving Vincent" as European Animated Feature Film. Congratulations to the film teams!Anna Zamecka at the award ceremony, picture: EFA/API/Daniel Hinz

The prestigious European Film Awards have been presented in Berlin on 9 December 2017.


We congratulate the Polish director Anna Zamecka who won the award in the category European Documentary for her film Communion, which has been part of the International Competition at DOK Leipzig 2016 and received the Young Eyes Film Award by our Youth Jury.


Our congratulations also go to Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman who have been awarded in the category European Animated Feature Film for Loving Vincent, which had been presented at this year's DOK Leipzig Animation Night. Loving Vincent will be released in German cinemas from 28 December 2017.


Further information on the European Film Awards and the winners on

2017-12-11 11:22:00

European Film Awards 2017

European Film Awards 2017 Zwei Filme, die bei DOK Leipzig 2016 und 2017 zu sehen waren, wurden bei den European Film Awards ausgezeichnet: "Communion" als European Documentary 2017 und "Loving Vincent" als European Animated Feature Film. Wir gratulieren!Anna Zamecka bei der Preisverleihung, Foto: EFA/API/Daniel Hinz

Am 9. Dezember 2017 wurden die European Film Awards in Berlin verliehen. 


Wir gratulieren der polnischen Filmemacherin Anna Zamecka, die für ihren Film Komunia (Communion) mit dem European Film Award in der Kategorie Dokumentarfilm ausgezeichnet wurde. Komunia (Communion) lief bei DOK Leipzig 2016 im Internationalen Wettbewerb und gewann den Young Eyes Film Award der Jugendjury.


Unsere Glückwünsche gehen ebenso an Dorota Kobiela und Hugh Welchman, die für ihren Animationsfilm Loving Vincent den European Film Award in der Kategorie Animated Feature Film erhielten. Loving Vincent war bei DOK Leipzig 2017 im Rahmen der langen Animationsnacht zu sehen. Der Film startet am 28. Dezember in den deutschen Kinos.


Mehr Informationen zu den European Film Awards und den diesjährigen Preisträgern:

2017-11-16 17:21:00

Three DOK Leipzig films nominated for EFA Awards

Film stills of Austerlitz, Loving Vincent, Communion

The European Film Academy (EFA) has announced the nominations for the European Film Awards 2017. Three films from the last two festival editions are among the nominees.


A total of five documentary films were nominated in the category “European documentary”, among them two films that have been part of our 2016 festival programme:


Austerlitz by Sergei Loznitsa
Golden Dove International Competition / DOK Leipzig 2016


Communion (Komunia) by Anna Zamecka
Young Eyes Film Award / DOK Leipzig 2016


In addition, one film from the 2017 festival edition has been nominated for one of the European Film Awards, but in another category: Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman is one of the candidates for the European Animated Feature Film Award. Loving Vincent was created using over 65,000 individual oil paintings. The film celebrated its German premiere in the frame of the Animation Night at DOK Leipzig.


The winning films will be announced at an official award ceremony on 9 December 2017 in Berlin. We wish all three films every success!