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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

This festival is dedicated to documentary films, whether it is short, featurette or feature documentary, we're here for you! We are looking for the wonderful taste and the beautiful art of storytelling that makes a documentary interesting.

Films with languages other than English are welcomed but must be added with English subtitle (or it can be dubbed into English).

THE FESTIVAL IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSION NOW.

We also accept submission through Film Festivals Alliance.
CLICK HERE or at the logo to submit.

FESTIVAL DEADLINES:

Every two months February, April, June, August, October, December (Festival ends and Awards Ceremony).
Winning Films will be updated on the following month. Winners will receive an email notification shortly after that.
Awards Ceremony and Festival Event will be emailed to winning filmmakers.


 

CATEGORIES

 

GENERAL CATEGORY BASED ON FILM LENGTH:

Documentary film: Including docufiction and docudrama. (Docufiction refers to a cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction, and a docudrama relates to the documentary that includes dramatized re-enactments of actual events.

- Short Documentary
Documentary with a running time less than 24 minutes

- Documentary Featurette
A documentary film with 24-40 minutes in running time

- Documentary Feature
A documentary with a running time more than 40 minutes

EMERGING DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES:

- Emerging Short Documentary
Documentary with a running time less than 24 minutes

- Emerging Documentary Featurette
A documentary film with 24-40 minutes in running time

- Emerging Documentary Feature
A documentary with a running time more than 40 minutes

Documentary Script Awards:
(English language only, send your script in .pdf format)

- Best Short Script
(5-60 Pages)

- Best  Feature Script
(> 60 Pages)

BEST GENRES AWARDS:
- Best Action film
- Best Adventure film/documentary
- Best Animation film/documentary
- Best Biography film/documentary
- Best Comedy film
- Best Crime film/documentary
- Best Drama film
- Best Faith-Based film/documentary
- Best Family film/documentary
- Best Fantasy film/documentary
- Best Film-Noir
- Best History film/documentary
- Best Horror film/documentary
- Best Music film/documentary
- Best Musical film/documentary
- Best Mystery film/documentary
- Best Romance film
- Best Sci-Fi film/documentary
- Best Sports film/documentary
- Best Thriller film/documentary
- Best War film/documentary

BEST DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION:

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
- Best director
- Best cinematography
- Best editing
- Best sound
- Best music
- Best visual effects
- Best concept
- All in one Documentary Feature package

SHORT DOCUMENTARY:
- Best short documentary film
- Best director
- Best cinematography
- Best editing
- Best sound
- Best music
- Best visual effects
- Best concept
- All in one Short Documentary package


 
 
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RULES & REGULATION

 

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your film/s or script or music video (work) to the Documentary Screen Awards (the Festival), you agree to all Terms and Conditions below in full.

FILM SUBMITTED

Submitter/filmmakers guarantee that all submitted work is original, and all right, title, and interest (including copyright) therein and thereto is owned and/or controlled by the submitter/filmmaker to the full extent necessary to enable the Festival to use the Work as contemplated by these Rules.

Submitter/filmmakers guarantee that the Work submitted does not infringe upon the intellectual property or other statutory or common law rights of any third party.

Submitter/filmmakers represent and warrants that the Work does not contain any material that is libelous, defamatory, profane or obscene.

All submissions should be sent prepaid.

All submission fees are not refundable.

All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.

Only attending winning filmmakers at our Awards Ceremony will receive physical awards. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony, will only receive laurels.

The Festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.

The Festival has the right to work with any institution and partners festival for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

Submission of an entry gives the festival or its appointed partner permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.

We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.

During the Festival Events, the Festival Director may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

It is a must to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

Submitter/filmmakers acknowledge that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.

Submitter/filmmakers agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.

All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the Festival shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to the Festival, submitter/filmmaker indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.


 
 
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CONTACT

 

You can reach us at: documentaryscreenawards@gmail.com


 
 
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