#5th edition is accepting submissions starting April 10th, 2018.
Best of the Best of 2nd, 3rd & 4th editions screen on Los Angeles, Studio City on May 2nd, 2018.
Winners of 5th edition will be notified on July 8, 2018, AND will qualify for the 2019 annual best of the best.
We had documentaries by or featuring : Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Demme, Snoop Dog, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christian Audigier, Michael Jackson...
We also have, each edition, documentaries any lenght that show strong people, everyday life, daily challenges, as long as incredible adventures, travels, showing all different kinds of journeys, testimonies, fights.
Angeles Documentaries is an international festival that celebrates one of the most difficult genre to produce : documentaries.

Documentaries request high level quality writing, an exceptional production coordination, and a smart budget management.

Our competition goes from quarter finals to winners, all of the tiles and directors to be listed on our website, every round of competition.

On its inaugural year, the festival was listed as the Short Docs High Def. It became then the Angeles Documentaries.


- A very fast response : you will be notified on November 20, the latest.
- a transparent competition
- a selection laurel
- a winning laurel
- a certificate granting your win
- a shot at the Talent Factory annual screening. Next one scheduled on May 4th, 2018, in Los Angeles.
- access to the TF Network promoting artist and filmmakers
- access to discounts to other festivals in Paris and Los Angeles.



This festival is to be focused on this type of films. You will have specific recognition for the documentary you made, in a festival dedicated to documentaries.

Why is this so important ? Because sometimes, documentaries are just another category in some film festivals. We think documentaries deserve more attention, and we want to contribute giving it to them.


We will only select and screen short documentaries, not over 15 or 20 minutes maximum. If you made a full feature documentary, we will not be able to select it yet, but maybe in the years to come.

We are seeking for original documentaries, that can explore the world for us, bring some issues and analysis to the table, whether you shot it with a DSLR or a top 4K+ camera.

We accept all themes and langage. If not english speaking we require english subtitles.


A selection of the winners will screen on 2018, May 4th, in Los Angeles. The award give away will take place at the same time, on the evening.


The festival event will gather many talents and will screen the best winning documentaries. The winners will be invited on stage to claim their Certificate award of quality they will take back home.

The program will include a public presentation and/or QnA of each documentary by their team representatives. If you do not attend the event, the management may decide not to screen your film. You will remain in competition.

You will be invited to a networking during the festival, to help you connect with other nominees, attendees, producers, directors.

Every documentary must be minimum 3 minutes.
Must be in english, or with english subtitle.
Your documentary may be any genre, any topic, any length.
Entries are not refundable.
If you submit to the wrong category, your submission will be re-afected to the right category if the fee corresponds.
Multiple entries are accepted.
The festival may not screen your documentary if you do not attend the event.

Overall Rating
  • A high quality professional festival with live events. Delighted to be a Photography Winner. Communication and networking were excellent. Will surely participate again with new projects.

    May 2018