Call for Submissions - Doc Edge Festival 2020

Job details

Organisation
Doc Edge
Closes
15 Jan 2020
Region
Overseas, National
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Screen & Sound, Visual Arts

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Doc Edge is an Oscar-qualifying, Australasia’s premiere international documentary film festival. Held annually in Auckland and Wellington, the Festival showcases the best films from New Zealand and around the world. It includes Doc Edge Awards, Doc Edge Schools (free screenings for students Year 5-13), Doc Edge Forum + Doc Edge Pitch (industry events), Doc Edge Exhibition for interactive digital projects and special events.

The 15th Doc Edge Festival will be held in Auckland 28 May - 7 June 2020 and in Wellington 11-21 June 2020.

Submissions are open on FilmFreeway until 15 January 2020 in the following categories:

  • International Feature Documentary
  • International Short Documentary
  • New Zealand Feature Documentary
  • New Zealand Short Documentary
  • Kids Documentary
  • Maori/Pacific Documentary
  • AR/VR/Interactive Documentary

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird: 15 Sept 2019

Regular: 31 De 2019

Late: 15 Jan2020

Doc Edge is a competitive festival with various award categories. Films that have already qualified for consideration for the Academy Award® short and/or feature documentary categories are not eligible for Doc Edge Best NZ/International Short/Feature competitions. 

New Zealand Awards 
• Best Short Film (winner is eligible to submit for Oscar consideration) 
• Best Feature Film (winner is eligible to submit for Oscar consideration) 
• Best Director 
• Best Editing 
• Best Cinematography 
• Best Emerging Filmmaker - director's debut feature film

International Awards 
• Best Short Film (winner is eligible to submit for Oscar consideration) 
• Best Feature Film (winner is eligible to submit for Oscar consideration) 
• Best Director

Doc Edge Superhero - for outstanding contribution to documentary

For full submission Rules & Terms details, visit FilmFeeway.

Please visit the Doc Edge website for the latest information and sign up for News and Events.

Written by

Doc Edge

4 Jul 2019

The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland which was founded in 2004. Doc Edge's mission is to lead and inspire the creative, business and wider communities to develop and celebrate documentary stories.