Submissions are now closed for Document 2018. The deadline for submissions was 1 May 2018. The 2018 Festival programme will be announced in early November.

Document Human Rights Film Festival is committed to programming the cutting edge of documentary filmmaking. We are looking for documentaries that document, examine and discuss international Human Rights issues in an innovative and expansive way.

If you have any questions about your submission please contact us on

Preview Format
Online Link (eg. vimeo, youtube) (preferred)Web Transfer (eg. wetransfer, dropbox)

Contact Information:

• All submissions must be subtitled in English for screening purposes
• All submissions must be in PAL or HD format – NTSC is not accepted
• We are unable to accept tape formats.
• It is preferred that submissions for consideration should be sent as link previews (vimeo, youtube) or shareable transfers such as WeTransfer or Dropbox.
• If the film is successful we request that you send A DIGITAL MASTER FILE for screening in the
festival. We receive master file as both digital download and external harddrive/flashdrive (mac formatted).
(n.b: Document does not cover the cost of postage for the delivery of the screenings masters to the festival but will pay for their return to the filmmakers.)

Technical Requirements
The preferred screening format for accepted Document submissions is digital film with the following specifications:

.mov or .mp4 video file
H264 compression
10,000kbit/s target bitrate

ACC or mp3 audio codec
320 kbit/s
same-as-source sample rate

We can also accept uncompressed ProRes, and BluRay, although these are not preferred options.

Please Note: Document Film Festival is unable to pay screening fees for submitted films.