Source: DOK Leipzig


Germany’s DOK Leipzig film festival has unveiled the line-up for its 2020 edition, which will run as a hybrid event from October 26-November 1.

World premieres in the International competition include Children, from Israeli veteran Ada Ushpiz and Shelly Silver’s Girls/Museum.

The new Camera Lucida section, showcasing five unconventional films not in competition, includes the world premiere of Lamentations Of Judas from award-winning Dutch director Boris Gerrets, who died earlier this year. 

This year’s hybrid event will include cinema screenings for the Leipzig audience, with a large part of the programme shown online throughout Germany. Accredited guests are able to view festival films online worldwide.

Films in the international long documentary and animation film competition will compete for the Golden Dove which comes with a €10,000 prize, and the Silver Dove for which the winner will receive €6,000.

International long documentary and animated film competition 

The Annotated Field Guide of Ulysses S. Grant (US)  World premiere
Dir. Jim Finn

Camagroga (Sp)
Dir. Alfonso Amador 

Children (Isrl)  World premiere
Dir. Ada Ushpiz

Considering the Ends (Bel-Fr)
Dir. Elsa Maury 

Downstream To Kinshasa (DRC-Fr-Bel)
Dir. Dieudo Hamadi

Girls/Museum (Ger) World premiere
Dir. Shelly Silver 

Joy (Rus)  World premiere
Dir. Daria Slyusarenko 

The Poets Visit Juana Bignozzi (Arg)
Dir. Laura Citarella, Mercedes Halfon 

Roman’s Childhood (Lith)  World premiere
Dir. Linas Mikuta Lithuania  

Their Algeria (Alg-Fr-Switz-Qatar) 
Dir. Lina Soualem 

Truth or Consequences (US)
Dir. Hannah Jayanti 

Vicenta (Argentinia)  World premiere
Dir. Darío Doria 

Camera Lucida -out of competition 

Avalon (Thai)  World premiere
Dir. Thunska Pansi ivorakul 

Everything That Is Forgotten In An Instant (Arg)
Dir. Richard Shpunto

Lamentations Of Judas (Neth-Fr)  World premiere
Dir. Boris Gerrets

To The Moon (Ire)
Dir. Tadhg O’Sullivan 

Zaho Zay (Aus-Fr-Madagascar)
Dir. Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller