The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig – is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festival was a unique place of encounter and exchange for film-makers from East and West. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Leipzig Festival has developed into one of the most dynamic festivals for documentary and animated film, providing a high-quality program and – since 2004 – additional industry offers.
DOK Leipzig stands for films advocating peace and human dignity, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye and subtle observation shape the Leipzig Festival’s character and diversity. Artistic animated film has been an integral part of the festival for decades and represented with its own independent competition since 1995. This ‘twin-track character’ makes Leipzig unique in the festival landscape.
The DOK Festival’s film program includes: International Competitions Documentary and Animated Film, German Competition Documentary Film, International Young Talent Documentary Competition, Information and Special Programs, and Retrospectives.
DOK Industry Offers
Alongside the festival, DOK Leipzig organises a number of industry offers for film-makers, producers, commissioning editors, theatrical exhibitors, distributors, journalists and documentary newcomers. The festival provides networking opportunities for film-makers, producers and international industry professionals, financing opportunities for new film ideas, arranges co-productions and presents recently completed productions to festival programme organisers, distributors and TV buyers.
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