First edition of Animation Lab DOK Leipzig has launched today!

CEE Animation Workshop and DOK Industry have joined forces! Together we offer the first edition of Animation Lab DOK Leipzig. This workshop is dedicated to professional producers, who are developing their first animated documentary and are interested in exploring the landscape of the animation industry, the topics of project development, production and distribution.

Animation Lab DOK Leipzig 2023 is a first collaboration between CEE Animation Workshop and DOK Leipzig. The four-day residential is taking place now, between 9–14 October 2023 alongside the DOK Industry Programme. The Animation Lab consists of group work, personal and project presentations, lectures, direct 1:1 expert consultations and networking events. We will address topics such as film narrative, film development and pre-production, distribution and creative aspects of animated documentaries development.

Experienced producer Jean-François Le Corre and multidisciplinary artist Uri Kranot are leading the workshop programme, accompanied by the CEE Animation Workshop team. Mentoring staff will be available to address any specific questions or professional requests from participants.

Animation Lab DOK Leipzig is open to international producers from all film and audio-visual backgrounds interested in or in the process of transitioning to animated documentaries production, with or without a project. The participants of the 1st edition of the Animation Lab DOK Leipzig are:

Rebecca Blöcher, Fabian&Fred, Germany

Tapiwa Chipfupa, Ambidextrous Pictures, Zimbabwe

Kesmat Elsayed, Seera Films, Germany

Elaheh Habibi, Iran

Mihajlo Jevtic, Film the World, Serbia

Regina Jorissen, 2Pilots Filmproduction, Germany

Lucie Rego, Hutong Productions, France

Nancy Sabbah, Lebanon

Stephanie Saxemard, Creativ Sün Films, Martinique France

The workshop is prepared in cooperation between the DOK Leipzig and the CEE Animation Workshop and supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA programme.


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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