Leipzig Networking Days 2015

The Leipzig Networking Days is the Documentary Campus event at which the projects being developed in our 2015 Masterschool and our Asian programme Crossing Borders are introduced. Plus, delegates can win a surprise pitch and present their project before 45 international commissioners. Alongside the pitching, the agenda includes a keynote and a follow-up debate.

We are concocting a programme for you that is packed with pitches, industry talks, networking, and inspiration.

Our guests are international commissioners, distributors, sponsors, producers, and directors. This is also the platform where our Documentary Campus Members come together each year.

Partner organizations of Documentary Campus can bring delegations to the Leipzig Networking Days for a special fee.

Our registration is now closed, but you can still get a ticket on the door on Saturday morning and pay the participation fee in CASH ONLY - we cannot accept any card payments.


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Our guest counter opens on Saturday, 24 October at 8:30 am for registration & coffee.

Download the Programme of the Leipzig Networking Days

Leipzig Networking Days Highlights

The Pitching of the Masterschool Projects
On Saturday and Sunday morning we present to you the projects that have been developed at this year’s Masterschool. For a little preview have a look at the Masterschool projects in development.

The Crossing Borders Pitching
We are extremely happy to present to you the projects of our Crossing Borders Programme this year. The projects will be pitched to you by Asian and European director/producer teams and get feedback from Asian and European decision-makers and financiers alike.

The Surprise Pitch
We will have two Surprise Pitches this year. If you are attending as an observer the Surprise Pitch is your chance to take the stage. On the first day of pitching, Saturday 24 October, observers will be able to put their names into the hat for the chance to pitch a project the following day. If you have a project up your sleeve, bring a trailer along and be prepared to meet interested commissioners in one-to-one meetings on Sunday afternoon. This could be the perfect opportunity to get your next project off the ground!

The Keynote & Follow-up debate
In his keynote “Story beats Format” Christian Humborg, Executive Director of Grimme Online Award-winning “CORRECT!V - Investigations in the Public Interest” will discuss the new opportunities that digitalization has created for storytelling.

Register for the follow-up debate with Christian on Sunday afternoon, only available to delegates of the Leipzig Networking Days. You can sign up during your registration – limited seats available!

Saturday Night: Networking Party
After an intense day of input and networking, we take to the dance-floor.


We welcome 40 of Europe's most renowned broadcasters and buyers to Leipzig, among them stations such as ARTE, A&E Networks Asia, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, Discovery Networks, France TV, HBO, Knowledge Network, MDR, NDR, ORF, PBS, Red Bull, Scripps, Spark Asia, SVT, SWR, The Guardian, WDR, YLE, ZDF.

List of Decision Makers at the Leipzig Networking Days

Registration & Fees

  • € 250.00 Package for DOK Leipzig Festival & Leipzig Networking Days (register on the DOK.Leipzig website)

  • € 190.00 Regular Ticket

  • € 160.00 Special Delegation Rate*

  • € 120.00 Alumni of the Masterschool, Crossing Borders or the MENA Programme

*Partner organizations of Documentary Campus can bring delegations to the Leipzig Networking Days for a special fee. Check if your organization is listed below and register using the discount code (please check directly with the organization for the code word):

• Allianz Deutscher Produzenten
• Balkan Documentary Centre
• Dok.Fest München
• ESoDoc
• Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
• Institute of Documentary Film
• Sheffield Doc/Fest


Nikolaistraße 23
04109 Leipzig
Tel : +49-341-33-7437-0
Fax : +49-341-33-7437-10
Rate: 69,00€ (single) / 79,00€ (double) excl. breakfast

Nikolaistraße 34
04109 Leipzig

Tel: +49-341-21580-0
Fax: +49-341-21580-444

Rate: 54,00€ (single) / 64,00€ (double), excl. breakfast
Booking deadline: September 25th 2015
Codeword: Documentary Campus

How To Get There:

By plane: Lots of international airlines such as Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer direct flights to Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) Airport, which is 22 kilometres northwest of central Leipzig. Trains run between the airport and the city every 30 minutes and the journey takes 14 minutes.

A convenient alternative is flying into Berlin (TXL or SXF) and catching the train to Leipzig. Trains depart every hour from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and take 60 minutes to reach Leipzig. See below for further details.

By car: Leipzig can easily be reached by car as it is very well connected to the Autobahn. The nearest Autobahn are the A14 (North, Northeast), A9 (West) and A38 (South).

By train: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is the largest terminal railway station in Europe with 26 platforms.
Deutsche Bahn: operates regular train service between Leipzig and nearby cities.

Get around in Leipzig: Find the best connections from the station to your hotel using public transport. You can search for connections at: www.lvb.de.

If you’d prefer to go by taxi, simply call: +49-341-982222

Partners and Supporters of the Leipzig Networking Days

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Oct 24, 2015 to Oct 25, 2016
Registration Deadline
Oct 19, 2016
MDR Leipzig, Kantstraße 71-73, 04275 Leipzig, Germany