BKK short DOC is the short documentary international award competition organized in Thailand with a worldwide reach. It is a qualifier to BKK DOC.

"All submitted short documentary films will be screened by a Jury welcoming actors, directors, producers, distributors and entertainment professionals from different fields (TV, Cinemas, Platforms, Festivals) coming from all over the world."

It is a unique opportunity for short doc filmmakers to reach such an international panel of documentary aficionados.
Bangkok International Short Documentary Awards (BKK short DOC) is the short documentary international award competition and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a qualifier competition to BKK DOC.

Created as a qualifier to BKK DOC by Stephane Lambert, Producer and founding member of the Thai Documentary Filmmakers Association, and also founder and organizer of Asian Side of the Doc Bangkok, the first ever professional trade show for documentary professional held in Bangkok, BKK short DOC aims at bringing together the filmmakers creating, developing, directing, producing, distributing Documentaries in short forms and brings light to the Asian documentary scene in general and the thai documentary filmmakers in particular.

Currently BKK DOC physical Festival is hosted by the Goethe-Institut, the Alliance Française and the Foreign Correspondant Club of Thailand for a series of screening and Q&As.

When possible, after each screenings, the filmmakers are participating to a lively Q&A with the audience.

BKK short DOC is also about education and opportunities.

Networking to create opportunities:

We organize networking events before and during the Festival bringing together Filmmakers, Members of the International Jury, Partners.

Education to increase chances of success:

Thanks to the support of our Partners, we organize a series of webinars opened to filmmakers nominated to the official selections

More info www.bkkshortdoc.com

Documentary yours !
The BKK short DOC team

BKK short DOC is a qualifier for BKK DOC main award competition.

The filmmakers nominated to the Official Selection enter BKK short DOC festival. The BKK short DOC Award winners are automatically nominated to BKK DOC Official Selection in the Best Short Documentary category.

The films part of BKK short DOC official selection may be screened during BKK short DOC physical festival in Bangkok and also online. They may also be screened during BKK DOC.

The nominated filmmakers receive a BKK short DOC Award Certificate, a BKK DOC Official Selection Certificate, access to BKK DOC network.

SUBMISSIONS
BKK short DOC accept all forms and genres of short DOCUMENTARIES related to Asia in in ways or forms. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Subtitles must be burned in. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festivals. Submissions fees WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each.
All entries must be received as indicated.
IMPORTANT : By participating in this contest, the contestants agree to provide upon request and authorize BKK short DOC to use extracts and clips (limited to a maximum of 5 minutes of length) from any provided material for advertising or promotional purposes, without any notification or compensation.
Nominees and Winners shall display the Official Laurels on their promotional materials and at the beginning or the end of the film awarded or nominated to the official selection.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festivals at the discretion of BKK short DOC. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, BKK short DOC reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason at the organizer discretion. BKK short DOC will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn by its submitter from the festival program after its selection, if chosen as an official selection.
IMPORTANT: BKK short DOC is granted the permission to exhibit the film nominated at the BKK short DOC or/and at BKK DOC Award events and all associated screenings online and/or offline for a period of 31 days from the opening of the online festival and on physical screens for a period of 15 days from the opening day of the physical Festival.
Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be at the sole decision of the organizers of BKK short DOC. Contestant will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to BKK DOC and/or BKK short DOC including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of its staff or any representatives of the film. Contestant will indemnify the organizers of BKK short DOC against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at BKK short DOC or/and at BKK DOC or from claims by any third parties.

By submitting to BKK short DOC, contestant certifies to have the authority to and agree to give BKK short DOC worldwide rights to include clips of the documentary submitted in audio clips, video clips, or other media, for promotional purposes before, during and after the festival, online or via any other form of distribution.

By submitting to BKK short DOC, contestant certifies to have the authority to and agree to give BKK short DOC or/and at BKK DOC the rights to screen publicly the awarded documentary during the event and one month after the festival ends, the rights to feature

the awarded documentary on online platforms (streaming, vod, svod) for Thailand and all territories (geo blocking available) and on physical screens where the festival takes place (for example in Thailand).

The revenues generated by the screenings (online and offline) for BKK short DOC will be shared with the film owners on a fair and reasonable basis set by BKK short DOC.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of BKK short DOC or/and BKK DOC, BKK short DOC or/and at BKK short DOC and or BKK short DOCis not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The contestant holds BKK short DOC, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc... harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The contestant certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organizers of BKK shortDOC against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at BKK short DOC or/and BKK DOC or from claims by any third parties.

SCREENING FEE
BKK short DOC does not offer screening fees for its films. By submitting to BKK short DOC you are agreeing to NOT request a screening fee as a requirement for your film's participation in BKK short DOC or/and BKK DOC, should your film get selected for the program.

WAIVER REQUESTS
Since BKK short DOC only requires a nominal entry fee, we will consider requests for fee waivers on a case by case basis. Discounts are available to sales agents, distributors and educational institutions (conditions apply).

JURY
BKK short DOC will appoint a qualified selection committee and a Jury, made up of journalists, critics, directors, actors, producers, etc.; all decisions of the Jury are final and binding.
If, in the event of force majeure, the establishment or the work the Jury cannot be carried out, BKK short DOC may decide in its sole discretion the name(s) of the winner(s).

CATEGORIES
Best Short Documentary
Awarded to any short documentary not less than 5 minutes and not exceeding 25 minutes including opening and closing title.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2021
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA

Best Thai Short Doc
Awarded to any short documentary not less than 5 minutes and not exceeding 25 minutes including opening and closing title.
The film must be directed by a Thai National or produced by a company in operation and registered in Thailand and be properly licensed by the authorities.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2021
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA

Best Asian Short Doc
Awarded to any short documentary not less than 5 minutes and not exceeding 25 minutes including opening and closing title.
The film must be directed by a National from any Asian country in the wider meaning of "Asian country" or produced by a company in operation and registered in any Asian country in the wider meaning of "Asian country" and be properly licensed by the relevant authorities.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2021
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA

Best First Time Short Doc
Awarded to any short documentary not less than 5 minutes and not exceeding 25 minutes including opening and closing title.
The film must be the first short documentary film by the Director of the short film submitted.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2021
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA

Best Student Short Doc
Open only to Documentaries directed and produced by a Student at the time of submission (proof required).
Awarded to any short documentary not less than 5 minutes and not exceeding 25 minutes including opening and closing title.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2021
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA

FEES
Early Deadline
Standard US$10
Student US$5
Gold Members US$5

Regular Deadline
Standard US$15
Student US$10
Gold Members US$10

Late Deadline
Standard US$25
Student US$15
Gold Members US$15

Extended Deadline
Standard US$35
Student US$25
Gold Members US$25

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Early Deadline April 15, 2022
Regular Deadline July 31, 2022
Late Deadline August 20, 2022
Extended Deadline September 15, 2022

ENTRY
Each contestant can submit multiple films. Each film can be submitted to several categories.
Films submitted must be available for broadcast or distribution in the form they are at the time of submission.
Films submitted must include english subtitles when language spoken is not english.
Rough cut version are not accepted.
Films submitted must have been completed not earlier than a year before the year of submission to BKK short DOC .

SELECTED WORKS
At the indicated date BKK short DOC will release the titles of the selected submissions and then the titles of the finalists on the official Website: www.BKKshortDOC.com

LAURELS
Laurels are provided by BKK short DOC to submitters nominated to the Official Selection, and to the Award winners. Laurels MUST BE featured on posters, teasers, trailers and mentioned as reasonably possible by the filmmakers.

CALENDAR
At the indicated date the program schedule of the Award event will be made available on the Festival's official Website, including locations and schedules of projections and other events if any.
Submissions: 15th March 2022 - 15th September 2022
Official Selection: September 2022
Award winners: Early October 2022
Event date: 18-20 November 2022

PRIVACY & LIABILITY
Contestant, by participating, unconditionally consents to the utilization and the processing of contestant's personal data for all BKK short DOC-related activities.

Contestant represents and warrants that he is the legal owner of the film and has the full legal capacity to authorize public screening without any further compensation; he further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless BKK short DOC and the venues where the film will be screened for any present of future liability.

Contestant, by participating, implicitly accepts all the articles in this Rules and is liable for the contents of his work. He further represents and warrants that he is the owner of the rights for the work in its entirety, and that the work does not violate or infringe any third party rights, including authors, portrayed subjects , rights of transferors, music rights ownership, etc.

MODIFICATIONS TO THESE RULES
The Organization of BKK short DOC may, in its sole discretion, change the articles in these Rules without notice if for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including cancelation of one or more award categories. Should any claim arise in connection with the contest, the decisions of the Jury will be considered final and binding. may, in its sole discretion, change the articles in these Rules without notice if for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including cancelation of one or more award categories. Should any claim arise in connection with the contest, the decisions of the Jury and BKK DOC will be considered final and binding.

ENTRY FEES
Entry fees are final and not refundable.
Discount and Fee waivers are available upon request.
Email the organisers for details.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH
BKK short DOC is a strong supporter of Human Rights and of the freedom of speech and shall not tolerate racism, discrimination and hate speech in any shape or form.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Pornography, Extremist or propaganda contents from religious or political organizations.
Documentaries with poor production standards (bad sound, lack of subtitles for non-English documentaries, videos with resolution less than 720p).

DISCLAIMER
Product names, logos, brands and other trademarks materials featured or referred to in BKK short DOC related material remain the property of their respective trademarks holders.
Video, still images and other copyrighted materials featured or referred to in BKK short DOC related material remain the property of their respective copyright holders.
The opinions expressed in in BKK short DOC related material do not necessarily purport to reflect the opinions or views of BKK short DOC, BKK festivals, Wishtrend Thailand or its members. The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of BKK short DOC, BKK festivals or Wishtrend Thailand or its members concerning any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, brand or anyone or anything.

FESTIVAL
BKK short DOC may change the date and/or the location of the Award event and Film Festival at his own discretion. No claim whatsoever can arise from such changes. Tickets are not refundable.

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