Call for entries now open! We are looking for your films, for your XR works for DOK Neuland, and for your documentary projects for DOK Industry.
How to Submit

Once a call is open, you can submit your works and projects via our myDOK area where you find entry forms for each call.

Please login to myDOK to access the forms. If you haven’t registered for myDOK yet, you'll need to create a new account to access the submission forms. 

Access the entry forms

Submit a Film

Until 1 July, you can access the submission form on our website. The festival is open to documentary and animated films as well as animated documentaries and hybrid forms of documentary storytelling. Eligible are films of all lengths with a production year of 2023 or 2024 that have not been publicly screened before 15 October 2023.

Access the submission form

Submission Regulations

Find all details about the requirements for film submissions in the regulations.


We put together an FAQ to answer the most frequently asked questions about premiere rules, fees and the selection process.

Good to Know

The winning films of the Golden Doves in the International Competition Documentary Film qualify for nomination at the ACADEMY AWARDS®, provided that the films otherwise comply with the Academy’s rules.

The winning film of the Golden Dove Short Film in the International Competition Animated Film also qualifies for nomination at the ACADEMY AWARDS®, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy’s rules.

Feature-length documentaries by European filmmakers that are shown in our competitions are eligible for the European Film Award in the category of “European Documentary”. DOK Leipzig recommends selected documentary films which have premiered with us to the Academy, provided that they otherwise comply with the Academy’s criteria.

Submit an XR Work

Every year during the festival week, our extended reality exhibition DOK Neuland invites visitors to experience unexpected stories in virtual spaces. For this year’s edition we are looking for immersive XR works that break down habitual modes of storytelling and create new experiential spaces – be it through virtual reality, mixed reality or augmented reality experiences, 360° films, performances, media or web-based art, sound installations, projection mapping or looped films, participatory films or games. Or you surprise us with new XR formats we can’t even imagine right now! 

You can submit your XR works until 1 July. There is no requirement for premiere status. Read more about the regulations here and access the entry form via myDOK:

Start submitting here

Apply for DOK Co-Pro Market

DOK Co-Pro Market enters its 20th edition. For this year’s co-production meeting, we are looking for ambitious, creative, author-driven documentary projects in development or early stage of production. One-offs, documentary series and animated documentaries are also welcome to apply! 

The DOK Co-Pro Market is a co-financing and networking event that connects producers with industry colleagues to finance new creative documentary projects providing exclusive access to the multifaceted German and international non-fiction markets. The meetings will take place 28–29 October as part of DOK Industry in Leipzig. 

Producers can apply with their projects in development until 15 July.

All about the Co-Pro Market

Find all details about the requirement for project applications here:

Read the Co-Pro Market Guidelines

Calls and Deadlines
Mark your calendars!
Call for Films
Call for XR Works (DOK Neuland)
Call for Projects: DOK Co-Pro Market
Early Dove Accreditation
Call for Projects: Short n’ Sweet & Exchange XR
Regular Rate Accreditation
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