18th Annual

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 02, 2019 to May 12, 2019


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 20, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Canadian Filmmakers 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 11, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Canadian Filmmakers 30.00 *
Late Deadline
January 12, 2019
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
Approximately March 27, 2019

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after February 1, 2018

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 - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Feature Documentary
Award for best feature documentary. Total value to be determined.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Short Documentary
Total value to be determined.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Colin Low Award
Colin Low Award for best Canadian documentary. Total value to be determined.

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 24, 2018
• Early Bird Submission Deadline October 20, 2018
• Regular Submission Deadline December 11, 2018
• Late Entry Deadline January 12, 2019

All entrants will be notified March 27, 2019.
• 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 16, 2019
• 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.