DocsFilmFest highlights independent filmmakers docs focusing on social, environmental, historical, economical and unique stories.
The documentary festival is an annual event that takes place at Audio West in Orem Utah. The festival host several short and feature screenings as well as parties and an award ceremony following the last screening.
We LOVE Documentary Films and the Docs Film Fest delivers a reputation that will draw attention to your film. Every submission is screened by no less than three committee members. All nominees are then viewed by the entire jury. The winner in each category will receive a beautifully engraved trophy.
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Refund Policy: We do not offer refunds. If you picked the wrong category please contact customer service and we will change you to your desired category.
To be eligible for the 2018 competition, entries must have been completed between January 31, 2016 and the deadline.
Projects from all over the world are eligible.
Select the category that most closely relates to your submission's type of program. You may enter the same production or program in multiple categories, including cast and crew categories. There is an entry fee for each category you enter. Individual entries are evaluated for their intrinsic merits – without comparing them with others.
Each entry is, in effect, in competition with itself, and is measured by our international award-winning jury of experts using an industry-accepted standard of excellence. The festival reserves the right to expand and reduce the number of finalist in each category including, but not limited to, cancelling categories if there are no submissions that meet our standards of excellence.
A performer/on-air personality may enter multiple achievements in a performing category if the achievements are for different programs.
We reserve the right to change or modify each category as the festival committee deems appropriate.
Fees for Screening Films
We do not pay screening fees on submitted films. By submitting to the festival you waive any screening fees during the run of the festival to a live theater audience.
Press releases will be sent to international wire services and to the trades. A laureate will be sent to winning contacts following the awards presentation. Docs Film Fest® winners may refer in advertising and publicity to the fact that they are a Docs Film Fest ® winner and, for one year after the award was bestowed, may use a replica of the Docs Film Fest ® award or the Docs Film Fest® logo in such advertising. A ® registration mark must accompany the use of the award.
We anticipate not all winners will be present at the award ceremony to receive their award. Winners that would like their trophy mailed to them are required contact the organizers, provide a current mailing address and pay all shipping fees.
Background Summary (Required)
In order to better assist the jury, we ask for a synopsis of each entry. This should not exceed 200 words and will be seen by the judges to evaluate your submission.
All submissions also are required to submit the following on FilmFreeway.com
Password (if applicable)
One Promotion Graphic (min)
Credits - Specify in the FilmFreeway credits who is being evaluated with their real name (not character name). Example John Doe - Lead Actor, Jane Doe - Composer, Mike Doe - Editor, Awesome Company
Translation (Required if not in English)
Productions not produced in the English language must have either subtitles or overdubbing in English (preferred), or a detailed synopsis and translation of the first and last ten minutes of the entry in English submitted during the online entry process.
The translation must be submitted digitally either in the translation box provided on the online entry form or as a word document or a pdf. We will not accept translations in any other format.
When submitting your credits, be aware that if your entry is a winner, the name of the category, and title of the entry will appear on the award which is given to each winning entry. We also include the year of the competition. Finalists, when notified, will be given the opportunity to update and correct credits. However, if no corrections are made, credits listed during the entry process will be considered the credits of record.
Disposition of Entry / Errors & Omissions
Promotional materials submitted may be displayed or shown, for educational and/or promotional purposes as Workman Productions® deems appropriate. By entering, the entrant agrees to hold Workman Productions ® and any of its affiliated companies exempt from any costs or expenses of any claim arising out of any such use. Workman Productions ® will never sell entries nor make entries available for public viewing.
Workman Productions ® assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information.