Selected German Film Festivals

DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
Katharinenstr. 17
04109 Leipzig
Germany
phone +49-341-30 86 40
fax +49-341-3 08 64 15
http://www.dok-leipzig.de
email: info@dok-leipzig.de

Festival Director
Christoph Terhechte

Programmer
Ralph Eue

Year of Foundation 1955

Event Date from 26 October 2020 till 01 November 2020

Event Date

in Leipzig, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Documentary Feature Competition, International Animated Feature Competition, International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film, German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film, German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film, International Program, Special Programs, DOK Neuland (interactive works), DOK Short'n'Sweet Short Project Pitching, Retrospective, Market Screenings/Leipzig Screening, Co-Production Market, Panels, Pitchings

Category Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry films completed in 2019/2020, no public screening before 1 October 2019, no restriction in length for documentaries and animated documentaries (short films up to 40 min, feature films longer than 40 min), competition films have to be at least German premieres

Genre Animation, Documentary Films

Subtitles

Format DCP, Digital File

Registration Deadline 5 May 2020 (for films completed before 1 May 2020)
7 July 2020 (final film entry deadline)

Fees 40 Euro (50 Euro after 30 June 2020; exceptions for student films and films from developing countries)

Attendance Figures 48,000

Participants of the Film Industry around 1,700 accredited representatives from the national and international film industry

Prizes/Awards INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Golden Dove (Euro 10,000)
Silver Dove Best Upcoming Director (up to 3rd feature)
Prize of the Interreligious Jury (Euro 2,500)
FIPRESCI Prize

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FEATURE COMPETITION
Golden Dove

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SHORT DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
Golden Dove Short Documentary Film (Euro 5,000)
Golden Dove Short Animation Film (Euro 5,000)

GERMAN COMPETITION LONG DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
Golden Dove (Euro 10,000)
DEFA Sponsoring Prize (Euro 4,000)
VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness (Euro 2,500)

GERMAN COMPETITION SHORT DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
Silver Dove (Euro 5,000)

OTHER AWARDS FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILMS IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION
Healthy Workplaces Award (subtitling in several EU languages, DVD duplication, Euro 5,000)
Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize (subtitling in 10 languages, Euro 2,000)
MDR Film Prize - Outstanding Eastern European Documentary (Euro 3,000)
Filmpreis Leipziger Ring - Audience Award for an Outstanding Documentary about Human Rights, Democracy, or Civil Engagement (Euro 2,500)
Young Eyes Film Award (Euro 2,000)
Audience Award Best Animated Film
Gedanken-Aufschluss

DOK INDUSTRY
DOK Neuland Audience Award - Interactive Exhibition
DOK Leipzig and EWA Development Prize - Best Female-Driven Documentary in the Co-Pro Market (1-year consultation, Euro 1,000)
Female Talent Development Prize (travel support up to Euro 1,000 to facilitate the participation of female producers and directors in the DOK Co-Pro Market)

Number of Films Shown around 200 films from ca. 60 countries

Media Coverage about 200 national and international journalists; summaries in national dailies, radio and TV stations and trade papers

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation Before the end of the GDR, the Leipzig festival was one of the most important cultural events of the GDR. Although the focus is now primarily on productions from the former Eastern Block, this is no longer the only theme here. A well-visited festival which still represents a crossroads in the confrontation of East and West.
Especially notable is the reappraisal of East European filmmakers, who often have the chance here to come into dialogue with their Western counterparts. Unusual here is the concentrated mix of international documentaries and animated films as well as both short and long films.

Leipzig is an important meeting place for the international industry. The DOK Industry programs offer platforms for professionals to sell films (DOK Film Market), find co-production partners (DOK Co-Pro Market), network (DOK Exchange), pitch ideas (DOK Short'n'Sweet), and discuss current trends and developments in Master Classes, Talks, etc.

The festival is a member of Doc Alliance, a partnership of key European documentary film festivals, www.docalliancefilms.com

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