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The DOK Spotters are 15 students between 16 and 20 years of age, who are trained as young journalists for seven days during DOK Leipzig, the Int. Festival for Documentary and Animation Film Leipzig. They do interviews, produce radio features and video reports on DOK Leipzig and write articles for the local newspaper as well as for online media. As members of the editorial team the youngsters get first-hand experience of how journalism works. Who can apply? Age: 16-20 Time: […]

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"Girl Model", DOK Leipzig
The movie "Girl Model" belongs to the DOK Programme "Bodycheck": Young russian girls on the model market in Japan. What looks like a dream, turns out to be an illusion.

A Pretty Illusion


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Who did actually invent the Simpsons? We met up with one of the "Masters" of the popular family - David Silverman.

One Master of the Simpsons



John Smith, DOK Leipzig
Why does John Smith like to play with the expectations of the audience? And what happens if someone is playing with his expectations? We tried it out!

Playing games with John Smith


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Jasmila Zbanić, director of the film "One Day in Sarajevo", talked to us about the history of Bosnia, nationalistic movements, her time as a jury member and of course - about her film.

“Misusing of History”


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The DOK Spotters talked to Kim Busch, who curated the Special Programme. In this Interview she tells us what the topics Body and New Media have in common and describes her image of the perfect body. But does that really exist?

Bodycheck – Beyond a cult of the body



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"DOK Neuland" is a new way to tell documentary stories - interactive and multimedia-based. Will there be more bubbles than screens in ten years? Just one of our question for the curator Britta Senn.

“Neuland” at DOK Leipzig


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It's almost a year since the new festival director Leena Pasanen has moved to Leipzig. Before the DOK really started, we had the opportunity to meet her and to ask her a few exclusive questions - about the festival, but also about her as a person.

The festival director and her fat, little pony


DOK Spotter 2015
Tomorrow DOK Leipzig starts and we are more than ready - 1 week full of films from all over the world, interviews with interesting filmmakers and background stories of the festival. But before the festival starts, we wanted to be filmmakers ourselves.

DOK 2015 – here we come!



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After 60 hours of work and (at least it feels like) not more than 30 hours sleeping, after numberless movies and film talks and after a multitude of published articles of the DOK Spotters, DOK Leipzig is over now. For us that means: Come together one last time and look what we've done.

So much for the DOK Spotters 2014



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After 10 years and 11 festivals director Claas Danielsen is leaving DOK Leipzig. His successor is the Finn Leena Pasanen. Will there be mulled wine on the 58. DOK Leipzig? And how does a women change the festival atmosphere?

“You say goodbye and I say hello”