dok-leipzig2019
Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01 July 2022
City
Leipzig, Germany
Telephone
+49 (0) 341 30864-1020
Email
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Edition
65
Submission deadline
2022-07-01
Submission/Registration Fee
Yes

Festival Description

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – in short: DOK Leipzig – is an annual festival for documentary and animated film. The festival is sponsored and organised by the city of Leipzig. It commissions the non-profit Leipzig-based DOK-Filmwochen GmbH with the preparation, implementation and management of the festival.

2022 Call for Entries

The 65th edition of International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig) will take place in Leipzig from 17 October 23 October 2022.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The festival is open to documentary and animated f ilms as well as animated documentaries and hybrid forms of documentary narration.
  • Films of all lengths with production years 2021 or 2022 that have not been publicly screened before October 2021 are eligible for submission.
  • The festival is open to documentary and animated films as well as animated documentaries and hybrid forms of documentary narration.
  • Films of all lengths with production years 2021 or 2022 that have not been publicly screened before October 2021 are eligible for submission.

Categories:

The programme consists of six competitions and one out-of-competition section.

  • International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film (Long documentary and animated films from 41 min)
  • International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film  (Short documentary and animated films up to 40 min)
  • German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film  (Long documentary and animated films from 41 min)
  • German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film  (Short documentary and animated films up to 40 min)
  • Audience Award for Long Documentary and Animated Film  (Long documentary and animated films from 41 min)
  • Audience Award Short Documentary and Animated Film  (Short documentary and animated films up to 40 min)
  • Camera Lucida – Out-of-competition  (documentary and animated films of all lengths)

 

Any number of films can be submitted by one person or company if the submission requirements are met.

  • Entry Form
  • Regulations
  • Deadlines: 1.5.2022 (first) and 1.7.2022 (second and final) 
  • Fees:
    (a) For the submission of a film from 1.3.2022 to 14.6.2022 40€ (incl. 7% VAT) will be charged as submission fee.
    (b) For the submission of a film from 15.6.2022 to 1.7.2022 a submission fee of 50€ (incl. 7% VAT) will be charged for the submission of a film. 

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2020 Festival Coverage

2019 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage

 The 61st edition of DOK Leipzig  took place from 29 October to 4 November 2018.

Animation Juries:

The winners in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film will be determined by a jury composed of British producer Greg Sanderson, Barbara Truyen, director of the documentary film department at the Dutch television broadcaster VPRO, as well as Austria’s Jürgen Hagler, professor for computer animation and animation studies and director of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival in Linz.

Official Selection 2018:

From Argentina to Egypt, Lebanon to Latvia, Montenegro to Madagascar, Sierra Leone to Saudi Arabia – this year we are showing a grand total of 306 films from 50 different countries. Of the 3,150 works viewed by the selection committee over the course of the last year, 160 have now made it into the Official Selection, the further films will be screened in the scope of our Special Programmes.

DOK Leipzig’s Official Selection is composed of six competitions and the International Programme as well as the new section LATE HARVEST. Female directors account for a full fifty percent of the films of the Official Selection.

In the films of the individual programmes and competitions, DOK Leipzig takes a look at the legacy of the Soviet Union, at self-determined women and contemporary female figures, at architectural masterpieces and deep into the abyss – while attempting to get to the roots of current political trends in Germany, Europe and beyond.

Guests: Ruth Beckermann and Werner Herzog

At this year’s festival edition, the work of Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann will be featured in several ways. Beckermann, who is regarded as a co-founder of the independent film scene in Austria, will be honoured with an homage, and she will also give insights into her filmmaking in a masterclass. In addition, she will be one of the jurors deciding about the winners in the Next Masters Competitions.

Werner Herzog is without a doubt among the most influential German filmmakers in the history of cinema. Over the course of his career as a director, he has made more than 60 documentary and feature films. At DOK Leipzig 2018, he is not only presenting his new film Meeting Gorbachev as the opening film – his documentary work is also the focus of a Homage bearing the title ECSTATIC TRUTHS.

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Event Dates

  • From 17 October 2022 to 23 October 2022

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