DOK Short n’ Sweet

DOK Short n’ Sweet

DOK Short n’ Sweet is a short film pitch focusing on the financing and distribution of short documentary, animated documentary and animated films.

In our sixth edition, we are looking forward to again bringing together short film experts and creative new ideas. DOK Short n’ Sweet invites seven film professionals to pitch their short film project in front of a panel of buyers, programmers and distributors as well as an interested audience of producers and peers.


Accredited guests welcome

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Elizabeth Klinck
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Saša Bach
CEE Animation Workshop
Wouter Jansen
Square Eyes
Christine Kecher
NY Times Op-Docs
Sarah Schlüssel
Berlinale Shorts & Berlinale Talents
Beth Simpson
Stine Wangler
KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg

Projects 2022


With DOK Short n’ Sweet, we aim to bring together short film experts and creative new ideas. We invite selected film professionals to pitch their short film project in front of an international panel of buyers and distributors and an engaged audience of producers and peers.

Projects pitched at Short n’ Sweet have been nominated for prestigious awards such as the European Film Award and premiered at A-List festivals including Festival de Cannes, Berlin International Film Festival, Locarno and DOK Leipzig.


Short n’ Sweet 2022 at a glance

A pitch at DOK Industry: Three persons present on stage in front of a four-person panel. Moderator Elisabeth Klinck  sits at the left side of the stage while listening.

Each presentation lasts 7 minutes: 3 minutes to pitch the idea and 4 minutes to answer questions by the panellists. Additionally, you meet the panellists in short individual meetings for more concrete feedback and networking. In a special workshop prior to the festival we help you prepare your pitch and connect with your Short n’ Sweet peers.

Two participants of the Short n’ Sweet pitch are presenting their project on stage. One is looking down with concentration, the other one holds a microphone and is talking to the audience.
When and Where?

The 6th Short n’ Sweet takes place on 19 October as part of the DOK Leipzig festival. The event will be on-site at the venue Zeitgeschichtliches Forum in Leipzig’s picturesque city centre.

A tripod camera in the foreground. In the background, three people present on an event stage.
How to Participate?

The submission deadline has already passed. Thanks to all who submitted their short film projects, we will get back to you as soon as possible.  You just want come and watch? The event is open to all of DOK Leipzig’s accredited guests! We can’t wait to see you there.

Audience applauding at a DOK Industry talk.

One of the presented projects will be awarded the Square Eyes Festival Consultation Award: The winning project receives a tailor-made consultation on festival strategy.

DOK Industry Coordinator

Ulrike Schmidt

u [dot] schmidt [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de
+49 (0) 341 30864-1081

DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.
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