DOK Short n’ Sweet

DOK Short n’ Sweet

In the 7th edition of our short film pitch, we are looking forward to once again bringing together short film experts and creative new ideas.

DOK Short n’ Sweet invites eight film professionals to pitch their short and animated film projects as well as series in front of a panel of buyers, programmers and distributors as well as 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.


Accredited guests welcome


When & Where DOK Leipzig Logo

Online &
Elizabeth Klinck
E Klinck Research

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Saša Bach
CEE Animation
Kate Cox
Deutsche Welle
Jess Gormley
The Guardian
Maike Mia Höhne
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
Marcella Jelić
Split Screen Sales
Christine Kecher
NY Times Op-Docs
Sarah Schlüssel
Berlinale Shorts & Berlinale Talents

Project Selection 2023

Short n’ Sweet 2023 at a glance

A young man with a black jacket and a Dok Leipzig badge stands on stage with a microphone. In his back a huge screen with text: "Welcome to Dok Short and Sweet."

Each presentation lasts 7 minutes: 3 minutes to pitch the idea and 4 minutes to answer questions by the panellists. Additionally, they 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.

Hone your pitching skills, present your ideas and see what can happen!

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When and Where?

DOK Short n’ Sweet 2023 takes place on 11 October as part of the 66th DOK Leipzig film festival, located in the heart of the city of Leipzig.

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How to Participate?

The selected film professionals are invited to pitch their short film project in front of an international panel of buyers and distributors and an engaged audience of producers and peers. Are you interested to participate? Come and watch: the event is open to all of DOK Leipzig’s accredited guests.

DOK Short n’ Sweet Coordinator

Guevara Namer

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


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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.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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