Mehrere Personen sitzen an Cafétischen, im Hintergrund Wände mit zahlreichen DOK Postern.
© Susann Jehnichen
DOK Leipzig looks forward to welcoming you back! Whether you will join us in Leipzig or online, we are thrilled to invite you to take part in an intense and inspiring festival week and celebrate the film community.

Register for your accreditation and receive exclusive access to our Industry offers and networking events, film programme, talks and master classes. You can choose to participate onsite in Leipzig or online.

COVID-safe Festival Participation

We are delighted to welcome our international guests to the city in October, to share the excitement of watching the newest and grandest films on the big screen in our festival cinemas and to meet each other and catch up after a long period of virtual networking.

We are making the health of our guests a priority and are taking measures to ensure a safe participation for industry professionals who are joining us in Leipzig for our events.

Following the health and safety measures recommended by the German Federal State, we are opening onsite participation in DOK Industry Programme exclusively to individuals who are fully vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19*.

Read more on our COVID-19 policy here.


You are not decided yet whether you will travel to Leipzig in October? You can first register for an online accreditation from 10 August onwards and upgrade to the onsite option later on. The upgrade will be available for a fee of 40€.

Please note after 13 October an additional service fee of 25€ will be charged.

Add the Onsite Upgrade


Should you have to cancel your onsite attendance you can change to an online accreditation or get a full refund until 13 October. Please contact us at accreditation [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de.

You’re all set? Fill out the accreditation form and get accredited!
What does each accreditation include?

Accreditation Festival / Industry – Online

100€ (incl. VAT)

  • Screen the DOK Leipzig film programme online including all competitions (25/10–14/11/2021)
  • Receive a digital copy of the DOK Leipzig Festival Catalogue
  • DOK Industry Programme: listen to insightful podcasts, stream live talks, project presentations, conferences, masterclasses and event recordings
  • Network in online meeting sessions and gain market intelligence from fellow professionals and decision makers
  • DOK Industry Guide: a comprehensive guide of documentary professionals to help you network, fund and circulate your new films and projects in development

Accreditation Festival / Industry – Onsite & Online

140 € (incl. VAT)

Benefit from all opportunities and services included in the online accreditation and:

  • Get free tickets for onsite screenings of the entire film programme including the retrospective, animation specials, and other special screenings
  • Meet with other guests, decision makers, festival programmers onsite at the Festival Centre
  • Participate in our master classes, talks and project presentations
  • Receive a printed copy of DOK Leipzig Festival Catalogue 

Accreditation Festival / Industry & Film Market Access – Onsite & Online

200 € (incl. VAT)

In addition to all the benefits outlined above, gain exclusive access to the DOK Film Market video library showcasing 200+ new documentary and animated films for your programmes or slates, competitions included, available until 30 April 2022.

Limited to buyers, sales agents, distributors, curators and programmers to discover new projects and films to acquire, program or distribute.

The fee includes onsite and online attendance. When filling out the accreditation form please indicate if you will travel to Leipzig or participate remotely. Should your plans change, please keep us updated so that fellow attendees know whether to meet you online or onsite and we will have your printed accreditation badge ready.


The following discounts apply to both the online as well as onsite & online accreditations (without DOK Film Market access). For a single accreditation only one discount can be used.

Professional Associations

In cooperation with selected professional associations we offer discounts for their members. More information will be announced through their newsletters.

Should you be interested in receiving discounts for your organisation’s members please contact us at industry [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de.


50% discount

The subject of studies must be film or film-related.

Please upload your certificate of film-related study when filling in the accreditation form. After completing the accreditation form, you will be forward to the checkout. Please don’t pay immediately, but wait for our accreditation team to get back to you by e-mail! After examination of your certificate, they will send you an individual discount code to finish the payment process. 

Student discounts are only applicable for the online or onsite accreditation options, not for the badge with Film Market access.

Student groups (min. 10 members)

Are you a coordinator from a film school or university and want to organise a group to attend and experience the festival together? Please send an email with the list of all members of the group (full name and email address) to accreditation [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de and register until 15 October 2021.

We will issue an invoice for the whole group. Lecturers or University staff are not eligible for the discount. Attendance can be cancelled until the start of the festival. Paid accreditations will be reimbursed, without any service charges.

Press Accreditation

Are you a journalist and planning to attend and report about DOK Leipzig’s upcoming edition? Please go to our Press Area, where you find the link to the accreditation form for reporting press.


Where is the DOK Industry Programme taking place?

DOK Industry Programme goes hybrid in 2021. Parts of the offerings will be available online and others onsite and online at the same time. No matter if you are in Leipzig or at home we want you to have the best possible festival experience.

How do I apply for an accreditation?

To apply for an accreditation, fill out the form of the accreditation type you want to request. You will be prompted to login to your myDOK account. If you don’t have a myDOK account yet, you can create a new account in just a few steps. After registering your account you can access the accreditation form.

Please fill in all relevant information and pay your accreditation online (by credit card or Paypal). Accreditations are eligible for professionals from the film industry only. In the case that your accreditation is not approved by the festival, we will reimburse you the whole fee.

For the accreditation plus DOK Film Market access, online payment will be processed after approval of your request by the festival staff.

Can I purchase an accreditation after the festival has started?

Yes, you can acquire an accreditation until the last day of the festival.

We recommend requesting your accreditation via the forms at the top of this page [Anker]. It is also possible to acquire an accreditation directly onsite at the Guest Office. Please note that onsite accreditations or upgrades purchased after 13 October are subject to an additional service fee of 25€.

Online accreditations can be acquired at any time until the last day of the festival without an additional service fee.

What is myDOK?

myDOK is your personal user account for all online activities at DOK Leipzig. You can submit accreditation and entry forms, buy tickets, access services and contents exclusively available for accredited professionals such as the Industry Guide, your personal schedule, a digital copy of the Festival Catalogue, online events and livestreams, podcasts and more.

In addition, the General Terms and Conditions of Leipziger DOK-Filmwochen apply. If there is any contradiction between the above guidelines and the general terms and conditions, the former take precedence.

Leipzig, 20 July 2021 
These terms may be subject to change.

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