DOK Leipzig is getting a new competition this year
The Next Masters category is being expanded and will now, starting with
this year’s edition of the festival, also include a competition for
short documentary and animated films in addition to the Next Masters
Competition for long documentary and animated films.
The new Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film is endowed with a Golden Dove and corresponding prize money in the amount of 5,000 euros. The winning film in the already established Next Masters Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film will also continue to be rewarded with prize money in the amount of 10,000 euros. The prizes for both competitions for emerging filmmakers are made possible through funding by the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig.
As a consequence of this move, the Next Masters Jury will also be expanding: instead of a single juror as in the past, in the future three jury members will determine the winning films in both Next Master competitions.
The complete press release of DOK Leipzig Film Festival can be found here.