DOK Industry will celebrate its 13th edition in 2017, against the backdrop of the 60. International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

DOK Leipzig is an annual Festival for documentary and animated films. The City of Leipzig, sponsor and organiser of the Festival, has commissioned Leipziger DOK-Filmwochen GmbH, a non-profit-making limited liability company, to organise and manage the event.

The 60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is taking place from 30 October to 5 November 2017.

The Festival film programme consists of the Official Selection and Special Programme sections.

Documentaries, Animations and Animated Documentaries of all lengths can now be submitted to this year’s festival edition.

Due to technical difficulties the submission for Interactive Works is not available at the moment. The entry form for Interactive Works will be available on 15 March.


For films: 05/05/2017 (first entry deadline)

All films submitted up until 5 May will receive a binding feedback on their selection status by end of June.

For films and interactive works: 07/07/2017 (final entry deadline)


Call for DOK Co-Pro Market Projects starts on 15 May.
Submission Deadline: 1 August

You can submit your movie here, for rules and regulation click here.

All winners of our International Competition for Short Documentary and Animation Films will qualify for consideration for the annual ACADEMY AWARDS® provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

All documentaries by European filmmakers that are shown in our Official Selection are eligible for the European Film Award in the category of “European Documentary”. DOK Leipzig recommends three documentary films which have premiered with us to the Academy. The films in the selection must have a length of 70 minutes or more.

Become a part of DOK Industry

If your film is selected for DOK Leipzig 2017, you’ll also have access to decision makers and professionals from all over the world. Use the DOK Film Market and Industry Activities to give your film the best chance to travel all over the world.