We screened world-class documentaries featuring : Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Demme, Snoop Dog, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christian Audigier, Michael Jackson...
Our 8th edition line up included the worldwide documentary CRYPTOPIA (Bitcoin movement), and C(Answer) the Marijuana / Cancer documentary.

Each edition, we accept documentaries (any length) showing strong people, everyday life and challenges, incredible adventures, travels, journeys, testimonies, fights...
As an international festival we want to celebrate one of the most difficult genre to produce : documentaries.

Documentaries request high level quality writing, an exceptional production coordination, and a smart budget management.

Because of festival is dedicated to documentaries, you will get a specific recognition for the work you put together.

To us, documentaries are not just another category like in many film festivals. We think documentaries deserve more attention, and we want to contribute giving it to them.


We will only select all kind of documentaries. To ignite a debate, start a talk, share your vision and explorations, deepen your analysis on numerous topics... Explore the world,, bring these issues to the table, whether you shot it with a DSLR or a top 4K+ camera.

We accept all themes and langage. If not english speaking we require english subtitles.

Best Feature Documentary
Women Doc Award
Best Short Documentary
Best Very Short Documentary
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Student documentary
Best Score / Original music
Best Documentary Photography (still images)
Best Behind the Scenes
Best Voice Over
Best Marketing

We only screen the winning documentaries of every category, unless more time available.
Complete selection listed on our website.

Your documentary may be any genre, any topic, any length.
English subtitles wills be required for the screening documentaries.
We only screen the winning documentaries of every category.

Entries are not refundable.
If you submit to the wrong category, your submission will be re-located under the right category if the fee corresponds.
Student entries must include a student ID / Status proof as an image downloaded within the FilmFreeway page.

Multiple entries are accepted.
The festival may not screen your documentary if you do not attend the event.

We value documentaries and most of all, the documentary filmmakers. In order to create a discussion between an audience and the movie creators, please confirm your attendance so we can secure your talking time.

Final screening program will be made accordingly with the finals votes of the Judges.

A selection does not guarantee a screening: only winners will screen. More movies may be added to the program based on available time and attending filmmakers.

It is the filmmaker's responsibility to provide the festival with the proper screening file.
Festival has the final say regarding the event program.

Overall Rating
  • hakeem khaaliq

    We are humbled to be apart of this festival in Los Angeles. Our Film Comin' Up Short was honored as a finalist.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hakeem!

  • Petra Bereuter

    It was absolutely amazing to see that my film „MOT- King of the Hill“ was selected and that I was even a winner of the award for the best editing. It shows me, that somebody must have watched the film to the very end and liked it. I highly can recommend Doc Angeles, because they really took care of everything, the communication was great. Although due to this 2020 pandemic it was just an online Festival screening, but I am very glad my film was part of it. Thanks to the crew of Doc Angeles.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Petra, many thanks for your review, and once again congratulations on your amazing doc!

  • An honor to be a finalist among such great work!

    January 2020
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Thomas for the kind words. Hope to watch your next work soon.

  • Thrilled to have my first entry for documentary still picture which I took during my Grade 12 Blyth Academy Global High School term 4 visiting Nicaragua, "For Right and Justice" winning the Best Documentary Photography Award. This was an excellent learning and development experience for me. The event has been run professionally with effective communication. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizing team for making this event happened. An invaluable experience, will continue to participate and make submissions. Thanks again.

    July 2018
  • A high quality professional festival with live events. Delighted to be a Photography Winner. Communication and networking were excellent. Will surely participate again with new projects.

    May 2018