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 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is taking place from 29 October to 4 November 2012.
Under the motto of „The HeArt of Documentary", the DOK Festival is to facilitate the promotion and further distribution of international documentary and animated films, to create opportunities for filmmakers, producers, distributors, commissioning editors, journalists, media scientist and the Leipzig cinema audience to meet and to exchange views with each other.
The Official Selection of 2012 is open to
Entries to the Festival must not have been publicly screened prior to 1 October 2011.
Films and videos completed before 1 May 2012 need to be submitted by 15 May 2012. All other entries need to be submitted to the Festival office by 10 July 2012 (in-box date of the documents sent). Any later submission cannot be accepted.