Call for entries now open! Show us your new documentaries, animated films and XR works.
How to submit

You can submit your works to DOK Leipzig via a form in our myDOK area. If you haven’t registered for myDOK yet, you'll need to create a new account to access the submission forms.

Go to the submission form

Submit a film

The festival is open to documentary and animated films as well as animated documentaries and hybrid forms of documentary storytelling. Eligible are films of all lengths with a production year of 2022 or 2023 that have not been publicly screened before 1 October 2022.

Feature length films (over 40 Minutes): In the International and German Competitions, world premieres are preferred. An International or European Premiere is required. The Audience Competition, the International Competition Animated Film as well as the sections out of competition (Camera Lucida and Panorama) require a German premiere; world and international premieres are preferred.

For short films (under 40 Minutes), a German premiere is required in all sections, world and international premieres are preferred.

Find all details about the requirements for film submissions here:

Read the Rules and Regulations

We also put together a submissions FAQ to answer the most frequently asked questions:

Read the Film Submission FAQ

Submit an XR work

Every year during the festival week, our extended reality exhibition DOK Neuland invites visitors to experience unexpected stories in virtual spaces. For this year’s edition we are looking for immersive XR works that break down habitual modes of storytelling and create new experiential spaces: virtual reality, augmented reality, sound installations, 360° films, media or web-based art, participatory films, or entirely new formats.

There is no requirement for premiere status.

Go to DOK Neuland

Submit a Co-Pro project

The 19th edition of the DOK Co-Pro Market is now open for submissions. We are looking for your creative, author-driven documentaries. Feature-length documentaries suitable for theatrical release, one-offs and series are all encouraged to submit. 

The DOK Co-Pro Market is a co-financing and networking event, connecting producers with colleagues to finance new creative documentary projects and granting exclusive access to the multifaceted German and international non-fiction markets. The event offers knowledge about the international market and international co-productions, plus 850+ individual meetings, matching producers from all over the world with decision makers and financiers.

You can submit your projects until 29 June via our website.

Go to the DOK Co-Pro Market

Find all details about the requirements for project submissions here:

Co-Pro Market Submission Guidelines

In case you didn’t know

The winning films of the Golden Doves in the International Competition Documentary Film qualify for nomination at the ACADEMY AWARDS®, provided they meet the Academy’s requirements. 

The winning film of the Golden Dove Short Animated Film also qualifies for nomination at the ACADEMY AWARDS®, provided it meets the Academy’s requirements.

All documentaries by European filmmakers that are shown in our competitions are eligible for the European Film Award in the category of “European Documentary”. DOK Leipzig recommends three documentary films which have premiered with us to the Academy. The films in the selection must have a length of 70 minutes or more.

Calls and Deadlines
Mark your calendars!
Call for Films
Call for XR Works
Call for Projects: DOK Co-Pro Market
Early Dove Accreditation
Entry Deadline Films
Call for DOK Preview Germany
Call for Short n’ Sweet & Exchange XR Showcase
Entry Deadline DOK Neuland & Co-Pro Market
Entry Deadline Short n’ Sweet & Exchange XR Showcase
Entry Deadline DOK Preview Germany
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