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The 16th Annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival will take place from May 4-14, 2017.


DOXA is an international documentary festival featuring new work selected by a jury, as well as thematic programming presented by independent curators. We are seeking submissions of short to feature length documentaries for our 2017 festival. This call for submissions is for recently completed documentary films. Awards categories include Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Canadian Documentary, Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming, and The Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Film. 

SCHEDULE & FEES

Submissions open September 26, 2017

Early Bird Submissions
Fees: $25 International Films / $20 Canadian Films
Deadline: October 14, 2016 (postmarked)

Regular Submissions
Fees: $35 International Films / $25 Canadian Films
Deadline: December 2, 2016 (postmarked)

Late Submissions
Fees: $55 International Films / $45 Canadian Films
Deadline: January 4, 2017 (postmarked)

GUIDELINES

  • All entrants will be notified by March 27, 2017.
  • Projects screened or broadcast in Vancouver prior to the festival are ineligible.
  • You may submit with an online screener or in DVD format. Please do not send Blu-Ray.
  • Preview DVDs must be labelled with title, running time and contact information.
  • Please preview your DVD prior to submitting; defective materials will be discarded.
  • Rough cuts are eligible ONLY IF final cuts will be available by February 15, 2017.
  • 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 being mailed 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.

HOW TO SUBMIT

There are two ways to submit your film to DOXA.

1. Use the FilmFreeway service. Film details and payment can be submitted directly though FilmFreeway

 

2. Use the Withoutabox service. Film details and payment can be submitted directly through Withoutabox

 

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Director of Programming, Dorothy Woodend at dorothy [at] doxafestival.ca.