The International Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of documentary filmmaking from across the globe! We built this event to be solely focused on achievements in the craft of great documentaries, and since then, it’s become a source of value, education, connection, development and showcases of greatness in this creative world.

The International Documentary Film Festival is all about passion for the documentary world. Of course, a major component of our festival is the chance to screen incredible works from diverse filmmakers around the world.. But beyond that? IDFF is loaded up with panels, discussions, interviews, resources, networking opportunities, tools and more. The goal is always to bring value to everyone in attendance. Whether an official selection, a finalist, an award winner, a sponsor, or a member of the audience: We strive to make the International Documentary Film Festival a valuable opportunity for anyone and everyone!

Awards are presented annually at the Awards Ceremony! Awards are announced in the following categories:

Best Short Film Documentary
Best Feature Film Documentary
Best Social Justice Documentary
Most Creative Use of The Medium
Best Directing
Best Editing
Honorable Mentions

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.
-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.
-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.
-By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the International Documentary Film Festival community.
-There is no minimum running time.
-Submission fees are non-refundable
-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.
-All documentary and doc sub-genres are welcome
-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.