62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

DOK Leipzig
28.10.2019 to 03.11.2019
Interreligious Jury DOK Leipzig 2019

The Interreligious Jury DOK Leipzig 2019, from left: Anne Kathrin Quaas, Majid Movasseghi, Aurite Kouts, Tom Alesch (© DOK Leipzig, Jana Mila Lippitz)

The big winner of the festival DOK Leipzig 2019 is the film "Exemplary Behaviour" by Audrius Mickevičius and Nerijus Milerius from Lithuania. It received the Golden Dove, the Prize of the Inter-religious Jury and the Prize of the Jury of International Film Critics. In total, 24 prizes are awarded in the various sections of the festival.

The festival was opened with the documentary "The Forum" by Klaus Vetter (Germany 2019) about Klaus Schwab, the founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum in Davos. In the 10 sections of the official selection 161 films were presented. In addition, the festival showed films in several special series, including a country focus Croatia, a tribute to the films of the Brothers Quay and a series of animated films under the title "Light through Darkness", which was inspired by ideas of the mystic Jacob Böhme. The festival also hosted a symposium on "Who Owns the Truth: The Political Counterpart of the Camera", which explored the attitudes and perspectives of political documentary filmmakers on their themes and their protagonists.

Link: Festival Website



Solidarity has no borders and this work depicts a common pain. "Exemplary Behaviour" opens the window of the prison in a powerful artistic style, showing us the humanity of people sentenced to life behind bars.