Call for Entry

14th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival – Call for Entry 2022

The DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Korea) is accepting international feature documentaries until May 11th, Korean feature documentaries and short documentaries (Korean and International) until June 8th; and Youth Documentaries June 17th, 2022.

About the festival:
DMZ Docs aims to inform through the documentary films the meaning and values of DMZ: peace, life, and communication. Furthermore, DMZ Docs as one of the leading and most dynamic documentary film festivals and a key industry hub in Asia, aims to showcase the best documentary films and support Korean and Asian filmmakers with funds and supporting programs at various different stages.

General Rules:
– For the International Competition, the festival accepts feature documentaries (over 60 mins) from all around the world including Korea and Asia.
– For the Asian Competition, the festival accepts feature documentaries (over 60 mins) made or produced by filmmaker(s) of Asian heritage or in Asia.
– For the Korean Competition, the festival accepts feature documentary films (over 60 mins) made or produced by filmmaker(s) or Korean heritage or in Korea.
– For the Short Competition, the festival accepts documentaries (under 60 mins) made or produced by Korean/Asian filmmaker(s) or in Korea/Asia.
– All documentaries should have been produced after January 1st, 2021
– Documentaries for Feature competition should have its Korean premiere.
– The final decision on the section to which a selected title belongs is made by DMZ Docs and the preliminary selection jury.
– DMZ Docs accepts the following screening formats: DCP, MOV ProRes 422 HQ, Mpeg4, Blu-ray. Physical film formats(16mm, 35mm) are not accepted.
– All non-English language films must be subtitled in English (burnt-in preferred).
– The festival gives cash awards.
– Submissions must be done ONLY via the festival’s official website (see below).
– Submission is completed only when the online screening link for preview is uploaded along with the entry form.
– The preview should be the same as the final screening version. If the final screening version differs from the submitted preview, the selection might be canceled.
– The materials for submission will not be returned.
– Final selections will be contacted individually, and the selected titles are not allowed to withdraw after being selected.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadlines:
* Foreign Feature Documentaries * – May 11th, 2022
* Foreign Short Documentaries * – June 8th, 2022
* Korean Feature Documentaries * – June 8th, 2022
* Korean Short Documentaries * – June 8th, 2022
* Youth Documentaries: June 17th, 2022
Notification Date: July 2022.

To read the full Rules and Regulations please go here (this is also the submission link): https://www.dmzdocs.com/eng/default.asp

We remind readers that the 14th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival will take place from September 22 – 29, 2022 in Goyang City and Paju City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries

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