65th DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Call for entries

(Feature and short films, Documentary, Animation & XR)

The DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is currently accepting entries for its 2022 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

Submission format: password protected viewing links

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes
  • Films must not have been shown publicly prior to October 1, 2021;
  • Duration: Documentaries and animation of any length;
  • World, international and European premieres are preferred, German premieres is required for all competition.
  • Films which were shown publicly on television, the Internet or via a regular cinema release in Germany before the end of DOK Leipzig 2022 (17.–23.10.2022) or which were available via download, stream or otherwise free of charge or against payment cannot qualify.


DOK Leipzig is an annual festival for documentary and animated films. Alongside its competition sections, the festival presents a number of sidebars. It is a well-attended festival with a programme selection at a crossroad between East and West. It is increasingly being portrayed as a first-rate address for the genre on the circuit.

Under the title DOK Industry, the festival has established itself as an industry meeting place with platforms for professionals to sell films. It provides networking opportunities for filmmakers, producers and international industry professionals as well as financing and coproduction opportunities for new film ideas.

In addition, all winners of the 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.

Telefilm Canada recognizes a FEATURE FILM selection in this festival and may provide assistance through the International Promotion Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montréal

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