BKK DOC 2021 poster January 2021
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 5 minutes of length) from any provided material for advertising or promotional purposes, without further notification or compensation. 


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 No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.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 online and offline for a period of 21 days from the opening day of the Festival. 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 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. 

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) for Thailand and all territories (geo blocking available) and offline in Thailand.

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


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. 


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. 


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. 


WAIVER REQUESTS
Since BKK 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 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).


CATEGORIES & FEES
-Category name
Description
Fees (expressed in USD) 
Super early standard / ffw gold
Early standard / ffw gold
Regular standard/ ffw gold
Late standard / ffw gold
Last chance standard / ffw gold

- Best Feature Documentary
Awarded to  any one-off feature documentary not less than 60 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title. 
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- Best Documentary Series
Awarded to any documentary edited as a series of episodes. Each episodes must be not less than 25 minutes and not exceeding 90 minutes including opening and closing title.
Submit the episode that represents best the series.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- 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.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- Best First Time Director
Awarded to the Director of any one-off feature documentary not less than 60 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best First Time Producer
Awarded to the Producer or Producers of any one-off feature documentary not less than 60 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78 

- Best First Time Editor
Awarded to the Editor of any one-off feature documentary not less than 60 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Drama Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary  not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
Reenactment of actual situations and events with actors must account for at least 25% of the total length of the documentary submitted.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- Best Archive Based Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary  not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The content of the documentary must consist of at least 50% archive footages (fully licensed).
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- Best All time Classic Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary  not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
Must have been available to the public before December 31st, 2011
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- 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 equivalent.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD: 25/20 45/35 65/55 85/70 105/90

- Best Thai Documentary
Awarded to  any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 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, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Chinese Documentary
Awarded to  any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The film must have Chinese as its spoken language and present one of the following characteristic:
-be directed by a person of Chinese origin (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc...)
-be produced by a company with obvious chinese interests
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Asian Documentary
Awarded to  any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The film must be directed by  anyone holding citizenship from a member of ASEAN and produced by a company in operation and registered in a country or territory member of ASEAN. and be properly licensed by the authorities.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Woman Director
Awarded to the Editor of any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
This must be the actual work of a female Director.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best LGBT Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary of not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The documentary must obviously concern about LGBT related issues.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Minority Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary of not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The documentary must obviously concern about Minority related issues.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Sport Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The documentary must concern about Sport.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Music Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary  not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The documentary must concern about Music creation, production or performance.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Travel Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary  not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The documentary must concern about Travels, Traveling, Travelers, Destinations, Tourisms or any directly related matters.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78

- Best Food Documentary
Awarded to any one-off feature documentary  not less than 45 minutes and not exceeding 190 minutes including opening and closing title.
The documentary must concern about Food or any directly related matters.
Must not have been available to the public before June 1st, 2020
Must be in line with the theme of the Year: VISIONS ON ASIA
Fees in USD:  25/20 35/28 45/38 70/58 90/78


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 DOC . 


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


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: 5 January 2021 - 31 July 2021
Official Selection:  26 September 2021
Award winners: tba
Event date: 16-19 December 2021


PRIVACY & 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, portrayed subjects , rights of transferors, music rights ownership, etc.   


MODIFICATIONS TO THES 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. 


ENTRY FEES
Entry fees are final and not refundable.
FilmFreeway Gold members qualify for discount.
Other discounts and fee waivers are available. Email the organisers for details.


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. 


WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Pornography, 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). 


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.  
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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BKK DOC is organized by Wishtrend Thailand
VENUES

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE BANGKOK
Screening Venue
179 Witthayu road, Lumphini
Bangkok 10330
Thailand
Tel. +66 (0)2 670 4200

GOETHE INSTITUT THAILAND
Screening Venue
18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn 1
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
Tel. +66 (0)2 108 8200

FRIESE-GREENE CLUB
"Official Selection" partner venue
259/6 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Thailand

FOREIGN CORRESPONDANT CLUB THAILAND
Screening Venue
P floor, 518/5 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. +66 (0)2 652 0581

CONTACTS

Email: bkkdoc@bagamail.com
Phone: +662-957-5700
Organizer: Wishtrend Thailand
Wangtonglang 
Bangkok 10310, Thailand

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