Organised by Visible Record, the Chinese Documentary Festival is an annual film event held in Hong Kong dedicated to Chinese documentaries. Since its inception in 2008, the Festival has drawn the attention of filmmakers from around the world, especially those of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Thanks to their support, the Festival is attracting bigger audiences each year and has become a major event for Chinese documentaries.

Founded in 2004, Visible Record, a non-profit arts organisation, has dedicated itself to promoting Chinese documentaries. The Festival is supported by the Lee Hysan Foundation, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Art & Culture Outreach.

- Feature Category
- Short Category

1. Documentary films produced between 1 January 2016 and 11 May 2018
2. Such films should contain no less than 50 percent of dialogue in Chinese (including dialects) or issues on Chinese society
3. Feature film: 60 minutes or above; Short film: 59 minutes or below


Please download the entry form from and read the regulations carefully. Send the filled form to Five duplicates of the film (on DVDs) must be sent along with the completed application form to Visible Record before the deadline.