About:

Bangkok International Documentary Awards (BKK DOC) is the documentary international awards and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand.

BKK DOC was founded by Stephane Lambert, filmmaker, a long time resident of Bangkok, and organizer in 2016 of the first ever documenatry film market in Thailand with "Asian Side of the Doc".
Stephane established BKK DOC to promote documentaries and its talents in and around South East Asia, starting with Thailand.

BKK DOC aims at bringing documentaries from all over the world to Thailand, and South East Asian documentaries to the attention of professionals from other part of the world.

Stephane Lambert, BKK DOC founder and festival director explains:
"All submitted films will be screened by a selection committee welcoming actors, directors, producers, distributors and entertainment professionals from different fields (TV, Cinemas, Plate forms, Festivals) coming from all over the world."

The nominated and the awarded documentaries will have the opportunity to access a dedicated audience online (vod), and offline during a public screening to be held in Bangkok at the prestigious Friese Green Club, Bangkok in December.

Awarded projects will be entitled to receive the Prestigious BKK DOC "Stephff Award",
in the form of an original drawing by renowned bangkok based news cartoonist Stephff.

Check www.bkkdoc.com for more information on the friends (supporters) and the team (coordinators, selection committee)


Awards & Prizes:

THE STEPHFF AWARDS:
BEST DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
BEST FIRST TIME PRODUCER
BEST FIRST TIME EDITOR
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
BEST THAI DOCUMENTARY
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
BEST MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY
BEST SPORT DOCUMENTARY
BEST ARCHIVE BASED DOCUMENTARY
BEST DOCU DRAMA
BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR
BEST LGBT DOCUMENTARY
BEST VR DOCUMENTARY


Rules & Terms:

ARTICLE 1 - SUBMISSIONS
BKK DOC accept all forms and genres of DOCUMENTARY. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Subtitles must be burned in. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions 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.
By participating in this contest, the contestants authorize BKK DOC to use clips (limited to a maximum of 60" of length) from any provided material for advertising or promotional purposes, without further notification or compensation.

ARTICLE 2 - EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of BKK DOC. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, BKK DOC reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. BKK DOC will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, BKK DOC is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the BKK DOC Award event and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of BKK DOC. Contestant will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to BKK 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 organisers of BKK DOC against A21all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at BKK DOC or from claims by any third parties.
By submitting to BKK DOC, contestant certifies to have the authority to and agree to give BKK 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 DOC, contestant certifies to have the authority to and agree to give 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) and in theatres in Thailand.

ARTICLE 3 - LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of BKK DOC, BKK DOC is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ARTICLE 4 - ENTRY LIABILITY
The contestant holds BKK 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 organisers of BKK DOC against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at BKK DOC or from claims by any third parties.

ARTICLE 5 - SCREENING FEE
BKK DOC does not offer screening fees for its films. By submitting to BKK DOC you are agreeing to NOT request a screening fee as a requirement for your film's participation in BKK DOC, should your film get selected for the program.

ARTICLE 6 -WAIVER REQUESTS
Since BKK DOC only requires a nominal entry fee, we will NOT accept requests for other entry fee waivers.

ARTICLE 7- Jury
BKK 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 DOC may decide in its sole discretion the name(s) of the winner(s).

ARTICLE 8- Categories
BEST DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Awarded to any documentary already receiving or not another award from BKK DOC of the same year
BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
Awarded to the Director of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the first time the Director actually directed a feature documentary film.
BEST FIRST TIME PRODUCER
Awarded to the Producer or Producers of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the first time the Producer or Producers actualy produced a feature documentary film.
BEST FIRST TIME EDITOR
Awarded to the Editor of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the first time the Editor actually edit a feature documentary film.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off short documentary not less than 10 minutes and not exceeding 30 minutes including opening and closing title.
BEST THAI DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The film must be produced by a company in operation and registered in Thailand and be properly licensed by the authorities.
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Awarded to any documentary edited as a series of episodes. Each episodes must be not less than 20 minutes and not exceeding 90 minutes including opening and closing title.
BEST MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must concern about Music creation, production or performance.
BEST SPORT DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must concern about Sport.
BEST ARCHIVE BASED DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The content of the documentary must consist of at least 50% archive footages (fully licensed)
BEST DOCU DRAMA
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. Re-enactement of actual situations and events with actors must account for at least 50% of the total length of the documentary submitted.
BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR
Awarded to the Director of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the actual work of a female Director.
BEST LGBT DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary of not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must obviously concern about LGBT related issues.
BEST VR DOCUMENTARY
Awarded to any one-off documentary not less than 10 minutes and not exceeding 30 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must be conceptualized, directed and produced in VR 180° or VR 360°, 3D or not.

ARTICLE 9 - 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.
Rough cut version are not accepted.
Films submitted must have been completed not earlier than a year before the year of submission to BKK DOC

ARTICLE 10 - Selected Works
At the indicated date BKK DOC will release the titles of the selected submissions and then the titles of the finalists on the official Website: www.BKKDOC.com


ARTICLE 11 - 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.
Notification date: 29 November 2020
Event date: 17-20 december 2020

ARTICLE 12 - Privacy and Liability
Contestant, by participating, unconditionally consents to the utilization and the processing of contestant's personal data for all BKK 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 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, potrayed subjects , rights of transferors, music rights ownership, etc.

ARTICLE 13 - Modifications to these Rules
The Organization of BKK 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.

ARTICLE 14 - ENTRY FEES
Entry fees are final and not refundable. Standard Student FFW Gold Members
Super Early 495 495 395 May 31, 2020
Early 900 800 600 June 28, 2020
Regular 1500 1400 1300 August 30, 2020
Late 1800 1700 1600 September 27, 2020
Last chance 2100 2000 1800 October 18, 2020

ARTICLE 15 - FREEDOM OF SPEECH
BKK 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.

ARTICLE 16 - WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Extremist or propaganda content 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)

ARTICLE 17- Disclaimer
Product names, logos, brands and other trademarks materials featured or referred to in BKK DOC related material remain the property of their respective trademarks holders.
Video, still images and other copyrighted materials featured or referred to in in BKK DOC related material remain the property of their respective copyright holders.
The opinions expressed in in BKK DOC related material do not necessarily purport to reflect the opinions or views of BKK DOC, 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 DOC or Wishtrend Thailand or its members concerning any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, brand or anyone or anything.

ARTICLE 18- FESTIVAL
BKK 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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Categories & Fees

Awarded to any documentary already receiving another award from BkkDoc of the same year

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to the Director of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the first time the Director actualy directed a feature documentary film.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to the Producer or Producers of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the first time the Producer or Producers actualy produced a feature documenta

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to the Editor of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the first time the Editor actualy edit a feature documentary film.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off short documentary not less than 10 minutes and not exceeding 30 minutes including opening and closing title.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The film must be produced by a company in operation and registered in Thailand and be properly licensed by the authori

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any documentary edited as a series of episodes. Each episodes must be not less than 20 minutes and not exceeding 90 minutes including opening and closing title.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must concern about Music creation, production or performance.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must concern about Sport.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The content of the documentary must consist of at least 50% archive footages (fully licensed)

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. Re-enactement of actual situations and events with actors must account for at least 50% of the total length of the doc

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to the Director of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. This must be the actual work of a female Director.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off feature documentary of not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must oviously concern about LGBT related issues.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Awarded to any one-off documentary not less than 10 minutes and not exceeding 30 minutes including opening and closing title. The documentary must be conceptualized, directed and produced in VR 180° or VR 360°, 3D or not.

Super Early $15.00 USD

Early $20.00 USD

Regular $35.00 USD

Late $45.00 USD

Last chance $55.00 USD

Entries Closed
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