Call for Submissions
Doc Edge is the home for storytelling that changes your world.
The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2004 to promote documentary storytelling, create healthy audience appreciation for documentaries and make New Zealand a documentary destination on the world stage.
Doc Edge has created a world-class documentary event in New Zealand that celebrates excellence in filmmaking. It showcases local and international films, stories of impact, and features critically acclaimed and award-winning screenings.
In 2021 Doc Edge will deliver a hybrid festival environment with both online and physical festival opportunities. June 2021 brings to New Zealand a Doc Edge Month.
Dates: Auckland 3rd June – 7th June (Queens Birthday Weekend) Sky City Theatre and foyer
Auckland 10th – 13th June The Civic and foyer
Wellington 17th – 20th June & 24th – 27th June The Roxy and foyer
Around the physical festival Doc Edge wish to create a festival village and hub at all our venues. This will include arts installations, live performances and VR/AR exhibition.
Doc Edge wish to put a call out for submissions from Artists from all disciplines to be a part of the Festival village and a part of creating a festival atmosphere. A hub where everyone can come together to enjoy entertainment and conversation - the heart of our festival community.
Admission is free and it is open from 10am – 10pm throughout the festival.
Music, Dance, Spoken Word, Visual arts, Photography, Painting, Mime, Multi disciplinary art forms. All artist submissions considered that would be suitable in a foyer or stage space. We are also interested in cultural groups from around the world to create an International atmosphere.
Words for inspiring your submission:
Think AR/VR, future technology, environmental, climate change, Covid-19, accessible, inclusive, family, revolution, unexpected discovery, culture, war, new storytelling formats, comedy, ocean, aging, hope, love, life, journey.
Think live painting, performance, audience participation.
Dates to Note:
Submissions Open Monday 1st February
Submissions Close Friday 26th February 5pm
Shortlist Notified Friday 26th March
Successful Applicants Notified Friday 23rd April