Films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 60th DOK Leipzig festival, which runs from October 30 through November 5.

This year’s DOK Leipzig lineup features a strong representation of Polish films: one will screen in competition, three will be shown out of competition, another four in the Anniversary: Now and Then – Then and Now section, and a further 13 will be shown in a special sectionc alled A Declaration of Love to Polish Documentary Film.

Strong Polish Presence

DOK Leip­zig is one of the top events in the world of documentary and animated filmmaking. Every year the festival features the latest films from multiple countries. This year’s official selection includes over 160 films from 53 countries. In total, DOK Leipzig will screen 340 films, including 21 Polish productions.

Screening in the festival’s international competition will be Call me Tony, a film by Klaudiusz Chrostowski. The DOK Leipzig screening will mark the film’s world premiere. How to Destroy Time Machines, a film by Jacek Piotr Bławut, will have its international premiere in Leipzig, screening in the International Programme Short Film. Two Polish animations will be screening out of competition; Cipka (Pussy) by Renata Gąsiorowska will screen in the Post-Angst section, while Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman will screen in the festival’s Animation Night Extended section.

“A Declaration of Love to Polish Documentary Film”

This year DOK Leipzig celebrates its 60th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, the festival lineup features a special section called “Anniversary: Now and Then – Then and Now”, which also includes Polish films: Uwaga, chuligani (Look Out, Hooligans) by Edward Skórzewski and Jerzy Hoffman, Ćwiczenia warsztatowe (Practice Exercises) by Marcel Łoziński, Muzykanci (The Musicians) by Kazimierz Karabasz, and Super film (Super Film) by Piotr Kabat.

This year’s DOK Leipzig festival also features a special section called “A Declaration of Love to Polish Documentary Film”, which features Polish films that have screened and received awards at DOK Leipzig in the past five years. This special lineup includes 13 films, including Bracia (Brothers) by Wojciech Staroń, Deep Love by Jan P. Matuszyński, Uwikłani (Entangled) by Lidia Duda, Dziennik z podróży (A Diary of a Journey) by Piotr Stasikm and Dwa światy (Two Worlds) by Maciej Adamek.

Further details are available at: www.dok-leipzig.de.

Translated by Karolina Kołtun