Congress '20, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, will be held online from December 8 to 10, 2020, with the generous support of host sponsor ARTE, the European cultural channel.

For more information about the event, go to

Winners will be invited to participate in this year's online Awards ceremony during Congress '20 and receive a prestigious statue celebrating their achievement. Winners will also receive a free registration including full access to next year's conference and other benefits.

Categories are open to all media platforms including broadcast, digital, social media, VR, gaming, etc.

All submissions:

Must have been completed after January 1, 2020
Must be in English or subtitled in English
The WCSFP will not accept rough cuts or fine cuts for consideration.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from all copyright holders of materials included in the submitted project. WCSFP will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted project. WCSFP reserves the right to disqualify any project with unauthorized copyrighted materials.

Members registered for Congress '20 will receive a discount code for awards submissions.

Regular: $140
Independent Digital Creator/Science Communicator: $70 - please select Student Fee when submitting
Please note, there is no fee to submit a nominee for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Factual Content or the Diversity Leadership Award.

All fees outlined above include:

Submission to the 2020 awards for consideration
Administrative expenses related to cataloging and revewing each submission
Presence on the Congress VOD site until January 31, 2021
Note: Inclusion in the Congress VOD site is only included for selected projects if the applicant opts in during the submission process. All WCSFP online screening programs are curated and all submissions will be considered by the WCSFP programming team.

Discount codes are not accepted retroactively. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Applicants will be notified whether their project has been nominated via email by the beginning of November 2020. All decisions by juries and the WCSFP programming team are final.

WCSFP is under no obligation to provide comments or feedback regarding the submitted project to the applicant or any other representative.

No screeners or applications materials will be returned. Do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals.

Submissions are now open with a final deadline of October 10, 2020.

To submit, you must complete the online submission form. All submissions will be processed via FilmFreeway. Please note, you will be required to created a FilmFreeway account to submit.

A project/company may submit more than one project/nominee, and may submit that project/nominee for more than one category; however, you must complete a separate form for each project/nominee.

If interested in allowing WCSFP to include your project on our VOD site, please mark the appropriate box on the submission form.

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