The 9th Annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (DocuFest Atlanta). Showcasing the best documentary films in the world.
2014 Film Festival Dates:
October 9 - 12, 2014
2014 Film Festival Venues:
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
& more TBA
2014 DocuFest Call For Entries
Early Bird Deadline: Closed
Regular Entry Deadline: Closed
Next Entry Deadline: August 1, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline:
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* shorts are 45 minutes and under / postmarked dates
Entries can be submitted on Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener (preferred method), DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital file. Save the environment and save money via Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screeners.
If you prefer to mail a copy, cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use as little packaging material as possible to cut down on trash.
ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
If not submitting via Withoutabox, entry fees can be securely paid online via PayPal (see below). Be sure to mention you paid via PayPal on entry form. A completed entry form and an entry fee must accompany each film or video.
Entry fees must be in US funds. Money Orders and checks should be made out to DocuFest Atlanta.
DocuFest Atlanta prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!
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MAIL ENTRIES TO:
223 Powell St. SE
Please do not ask for a signature confirmation, although you may ask for a delivery confirmation. Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of delivery, or enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you wish to receive confirmation that your entry has been received.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the presentational format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.
Although the art of filmmaking is not competitive, DocuFest Atlanta does give awards to films selected as best in various categories: Best Documentary Feature and Short, Best Director, Best International Doc, etc. View the awards page.
RETURN OF ENTRY MATERIALS
Due to the large number of entries received submission materials and videos will not be returned. For specific requests, please contact us.