Werner Herzog knees on stage, many people before the stage try to hand him their programms for an autograph
© Susann Jehnichen
You just cannot get that film out of your head and the Q&A after the screening made you even more curious?

We don’t want to only show films at DOK Leipzig, we also want to talk about them, discuss them and learn more about them. So! When cinema and film cultures from all over the world come together in Leipzig, we invite personalities with unique perspectives on the film world to chat to us and to you.

During the festival week we organise talks and meetings with experts and filmmakers to listen to the latest movements in the industry, listen to personal stories of some of today’s greatest, or learn about what makes a film in countries all over the world.

A female visitor in the third row leans to the side and takes a picture of Victor Kossakovsky sitting on the panel.
Susann Jehnichen
Meet the Filmmakers

Sometimes post-screening Q&As aren’t long enough to cover all the themes that the films from our Official Selection might bring up. Discover more about the works and get the chance to discuss them with the artists behind our festival films.