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Dok Leipzig

61st Edition - International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Dok Leipzig

where:Leipzig (Germania)
when:October 28th - November 4sth/sup>, 2018
address:DOK Filmwochen GmbH
Festival Office
Grosse Fleischergasse 11
04109 Leipzig
tel:+49 (0)341 308 64-0
deadline:July 7th, 2018
entry form:Online Submission

It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title “All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film”, 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 programme and – since 2004 – additional industry offers.
Artistic animated film is an integral part of the festival for decades and is represented with its own, independent competition since 1995. This ‘twin-track character’ makes Leipzig unique in the festival landscape.
Traditionally, the Leipzig Festival stands for films advocating peace and human dignity. In view of its varied and exciting history, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye, subtle observation, tracing back history and scrutinizing the "memory of images" shape the Leipzig Festival’s character and diversity.
The DOK Festival’s film programme includes:
* International Competitions Documentary and Animated Film
* German Competition Documentary Film
* International Young Talent Documentary Competition
* Information and Special Programmes
* Retrospectives
Alongside the festival, DOK Leipzig organises a number of industry offers for film-makers, producers, commissioning editors, theatrical exhibitors, distributors, journalists and documentary newcomers. Under the title "DOK Industry" 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.

  • Frammento 53 by Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Federico Lodoli: Doc Alliance

  • The Other side by Roberto Minervini: International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film

  • ABOUT KILLING THE PIG by Simone Massi: International Competition Animated Film

  • Flood by Julia Gromskaya: International Competition Animated Film

  • The Venice Syndrome by Andreas Pichler: Deutscher Wettbewerb Dokumentarfilm

  • White Men by Alessandro Baltera, Matteo Tortone: Young Cinema Competition

  • Muto by Blu: In Competition

  • Jean Paul by Francesco Uboldi: International Competition Doc