THE 18TH ANNUAL ICDOCS WILL TAKE PLACE APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2021.

The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa. Our mission is to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. We seek innovative new works of 30 minutes or less that both complicate and expand upon conventional approaches to nonfiction and documentary.

Email: icdocs@gmail.com
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS)
c/o Nellie Kluz, Festival Director
Department of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa
105 Becker Communication Studies Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
U.S.A.

3 Juror Awards, 3 Honorable Mentions

Early Deadline: November 20, 2020
Regular- $15 / Students- $10

Regular Deadline: January 22, 2021
Regular- $25 / Students- $15

If your work has been accepted to ICDOCS in the past or if you are an artist living outside the U.S.A., no payment is required. Student entries receive a discounted fee with proof of student status. Please email a scanned copy of your student ID card to icdocs@gmail.com.

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  • Marina Santana

    Outstanding curation and an EPIC line-up of filmmakers. I really loved the team and also meeting other filmmakers. Iowa City 2021 was amazing I loved it. I saw many new favorite films, I was very impressed.

    July 2021
  • Josh Drake

    A great festival with friendly, clear communication and a wonderful variety of programming. I’m so happy to have been included!

    June 2021
  • Jules Mathôt

    A strong & daring selection of films! Totally delivered the festival experience with online Q&A's! Keep it up!

    May 2021
  • Masha Vlasova

    Wonderful community of filmmakers and thoughtful programming! All communications were timely and helpful. A great way to connect with what's happening in experimental and documentary film today.

    May 2021
  • Ava Threlkel

    Lovely crew running the festival and nicely curated programs. Totally worth the submission fee!

    May 2021