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Call for Entry

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) aims to promote ‘peace, life and communication,’ the values represented by the site of DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in Korean Peninsula, through arts in documentary form. As one of the leading international documentary film festivals based in Asia, DMZ Docs introduces a wide range of documentaries from Korea and abroad and provides a platform for the filmmakers and industry professionals to meet and find better opportunities.

The 14th DMZ Docs, which will take place from September 22nd to 29th, 2022 in Goyang City and Paju City, Gyeonggi, South Korea, now calls for brave and beautiful new documentaries. Please see below for the details and regulations for the 14th DMZ Docs submission.

Dates

  • Foreign Features: March 2nd to May 11th, 2022 17:00 (Korea Standard Time)
  • Foreign Shorts: April 1st to June 8th, 2022 17:00 (Korea Standard Time)
  • Korean Features: April 1st to June 8th, 2022 17:00 (Korea Standard Time)
  • Korean Shorts: April 1st to June 8th, 2022 17:00 (Korea Standard Time)

Eligibility

  • Features : Open to documentary films over 60 mins from all around the world. Films should be completed after January 1st, 2021 and should have its Korean Premiere at the 14th DMZ Docs to be considered for Competition sections.
  • Shorts : Open to documentary films under 60 mins. Films should be completed after January 1st, 2021 and should be made by Asian/Korean filmmakers or produced in Asia/Korea to be considered for Competition sections.

Awards

Category Awards Cash Prize
International Competition White Goose Award (Grand Prize) KRW 20,000,000
Special Jury Award KRW 10,000,000
Asian Competition Asian Perspective Award KRW 15,000,000
Next Award KRW 3,000,000
Korean Competition Best Korean Documentary Award KRW 15,000,000
Shorts Competition Best Short Documentary Award KRW 10,000,000
Special Jury Award KRW 7,000,000
Special Awards DMZ Vision Award KRW 10,000,000
Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award KRW 10,000,000
Brave New Docs Award KRW 7,000,000
Beautiful New Docs Award KRW 7,000,000
Arts Contribution Award KRW 5,000,000
Audience Award KRW 5,000,000

※ See Rules and Regulations for the detailed descriptions.

How to Submit

Official submission for the 14th DMZ Docs is ONLY available on the festival’s official website.
First register your account on [Registration] page and receive password, and then log in via [Your Entry Form] to submit or review your application.

Important Notice

  • Be sure to read and agree to the Rules and Regulations before you begin to fill out the entry form.
  • Submission is completed only when the online screening link for preview is provided within 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.
  • Selected entrants will be individually contacted, and the selected titles are not allowed to be withdrawn from the screening(s) after being selected.

Contact

DMZ Docs Program Team
  • E-MAIL. entry@dmzdocs.com
  • TEL. +82 31 936 7398 (International Program)
  • TEL. +82 31 936 7385 (Korean Program)