Doker was created to bring wonderful independent documentary films from all over the world to the Russian audience and provide a discussion platform for authors, experts and spectators.

The principles of Doker are:
- When we say 'documentary film' we put the emphasis on ‘film'.
- There are countless ways to make a documentary but we believe it has to be dramatic and interesting.
- Image and sound are as important for docs as they are for fiction films. The film language is universal, and we use it to tell our stories.

- Jury Award for the Best Feature Documentary
- Jury Award for the Best Short Documentary
- Jury Award for the Best Directing
- Jury Award for the Best Cinematography
- Jury Award for the Best Editing
- Jury Award for the Best Sound
- Audience Award for the Best Feature Documentary
- Additional prizes

Doker seeks theatrical style documentaries. We tend towards new films that have received minimal exposure in Russia. The Russian premiere required for all foreign films in the competition programs.

A version of the film with English subtitles, exception to be made for English spoken films.

Short and feature length documentaries can compete. All the selected films will be screened with English subtitles and with Russian subtitles (the last one made by Doker).

Our programming favors feature length films, although we do have a short competitive section.

Overall Rating
  • Лидия Риккер

    Amazing festival! The team were so friendly, and great with their communication and organisation. Thank you so much!

    October 2022
  • St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

    Many thanks to organizers of the festival! We were happy to be part of this!

    September 2022
  • Juan Lossada

    Our film PUNCH OF LIFE was very well treated by the festival and programmed in two sections which allowed it to come into contact with more audiences, which we love. We are very grateful to DOKer, what a great experience!

    September 2022
  • Pedro Pires

    Wonderful Festival and team! Great communication! I feel so lucky and honored for the win at DOKer! Hope to see Moscow and these wonderful people some day! Thanks for all guys!! Pedro xx

    September 2020
  • Lucila Riggio

    We are honored to have our short film 'Mud Road' among the official line up of the festival. Unfortunately the filmmaker couldn't attend as per COVID restrictions.

    September 2020