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Leipzig Networking Days Reloaded 2022

21. - 23.10.2022
Leipzig Networking Days pitch

Exciting new documentary projects.

Aspiring young filmmakers.

New trends in industry.

Great awards.

The Leipzig Networking Days are the highlight of the Documentary Campus event calendar. It is the culmination of our 10-month training programme with the final pitching of the 15 projects developed at Masterschool 2022 as well as selected Documentary Campus Creative Council projects. But it is so much more than that. This year, in collaboration with mdr, the hybrid programme will include thematic roundtables on storytelling, social impact and streamers. Great awards will be presented by CPH:DOX, Sunny Side of the Doc, Sheffield DocFest and DOKfest Munich. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to network! As a delegate, you have a unique chance to win a surprise pitch and present your own project in front of distinguished international buyers. 




Donata von Perfall, Director Documentary Campus

Christina Herßebroick, Head of Department "Society", MDR

Dr Patrick Hörl, Head of Board Documentary Campus

Dr Claudia Schreiner, Head of Studies Masterschool

Gitte Hansen and Rudy Buttignol

Pitch 1: Do you Trust Albert Bachmann?

Pitch 2: Don't worry, Sári!

Pitch 3: Ora et Labora

Pitch 4: 67 Splinters of Shrapnel

Pitch 5: SPOTTED: Peggy Thaw

Coffee break

Pitch 6: Searching for Pokémon

Pitch 7: Ghosts of Utopia

Pitch 8: Amaqa: is Greenland dying?

Pitch 9: The Hemp Farm

Pitch 10: TORO

Lunch Break

Pitch 11: Taliban 2.0 - A New Dawn

Pitch 12: Surprise pitch 

Pitch 13: The Other Border

Pitch 14: Amazonas

Pitch 15: Until the Buzzing Stops

Coffee Break

Pitch 16: The Nature of Love

Pitch 17: Climate Wars

Pitch 18: EatenFish

Pitch 19: The Shaman and the Scientist

Individual meetings for pitch teams and decision-makers

Present your story to the round of delegates and story consultant Nic Guttridge (UK) and visual researcher Elizabeth Klinck (Canada) to receive valuable feedback and fresh input.

Led by Dr Patrick Hörl, Managing Director of AUTENTIC.

Maximize the impact of your film by sharing your ideas in this roundtable and receiving input by Patricia Finneran from StoryMatters Media.

Lunch Break

Individual Meetings for Pitch Teams and Decision-Makers


Anstalt des Öffentlichen Rechts
Kantstr. 71 - 73
D-04275 Leipzig

We are back at MDR mitteldeutcher Rundfunk. 

How to get there

By plane: Lots of international airlines offer direct flights to Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) Airport, which is 22 kilometres northwest of central Leipzig. Trains run frequently between the airport and the city 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: 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:

If you’d prefer to go by taxi, simply call: +49-341-4884


EUR 180.00 EARLY BIRD FEE available till 7 October
EUR 210.00 Regular Fee
EUR 120.00 Alumni Fee/ Student
EUR 120.00 Eastern Europe Fee
EUR 180.00 Delegation Fee

Registration opens on 7 September!

Register here


The Special Delegation fee applies for delegates from our partners. If you are part of any of the listed organisations, please contact them to get your discount code:

  • Allianz Deutscher Produzenten
  • AG DOK
  • ESoDoc
  • Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
  • Documentary Association of Europe
  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Filmverband Sachsen

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Access to the Leipzig Networking Days (22 & 23 October)
  • Coffee & Lunch Breaks Saturday & Sunday
  • Networking Drinks Saturday Evening

Registration closes on 14 October 2022.