17th Annual

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 03, 2018 to May 13, 2018


Category

Documentary

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
October 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Canadian Filmmakers 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 8, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Canadian Filmmakers 25.00 *
Late Deadline
January 8, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Canadian Filmmakers 45.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
March 26, 2018

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM  
DigiBeta  
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
DigiBeta  
DVCAM  
HDCAM  
DCP  
Other    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP
  HDCAM
Virtual Reality (VR)
  Oculus Rift
  HTC VIVE
  360° Video (Gear VR / Google Cardboard)
  Samsung Gear VR with Controller
  Playstation VR
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Feature Documentary
Award for best feature documentary.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Short Documentary
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Colin Low Award
Sponsor:National Film Board of Canada
Cash Award Value: 1,000 Canadian Dollar

The Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming
The Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming, named in memory of Nigel Moore is adjudicated by a Youth Jury.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

• Submissions Open September 22, 2017
• Early Bird Submission Deadline October 16, 2017
• Regular Submission Deadline December 8, 2017
• Late Entry Deadline January 8, 2018

All entrants will be notified March 26, 2018.
• Projects screened or broadcast in Vancouver prior to the festival are ineligible.
• Preview DVDs must be labelled with title, running time and contact information.
• Please preview your DVD submissions; defective materials will be discarded.
• Rough cuts are eligible ONLY IF final cuts will be available by February 14, 2018
• Preview DVDs will not be returned.
• Work produced in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
• Please enclose a brief synopsis and screening history.
• More weight is given to projects which do not take a conventional journalistic or commercial approach.
• Entries from outside Canada must be clearly marked: “FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.”
• Please do not send your work via UPS (United Parcel Service); they have large brokerage fees and the package will be returned at the sender’s expense.