DOK Short n’ Sweet

DOK Short n’ Sweet

DOK Short n’ Sweet is a short film pitch focusing on bringing together short film experts and creative new ideas.
Three woman at a panel talk.
© Lukas Diller

DOK Short n’ Sweet invites 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.

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. 

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.


Project Selection 2023

Moderator 2023
Daniel Abma
Film University Babelsberg

Panellists 2023
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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

For any questions please write to 
industry [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de (industry[at]dok-leipzig[dot]de)


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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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