Documentary Edge Festival is New Zealand’s only and Australasia’s premiere international documentary film festival held annually in Auckland and Wellington. Launched in 2005, Documentary Edge Film Festival showcases the very best documentary films from New Zealand and around the world. Every year more than 10,000 people attend the Festival to watch a selection of 50+ award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary films.
The Festival includes: Question & answer sessions with filmmakers/guests, awards recognizing excellence and achievement, DocTalks and other special events, a Region Tour – selection of the Festival films travel to communities around New Zealand, and Docs for Schools – an education program for schools
Documentary Edge Film Festival seeks to bring documentaries that:
- are thought provoking and challenge the audiences
- provide a valuable insight into the topics and issues that confront our society
- build bridges of understanding
- give a voice to people and communities that are rarely or not heard
- are cutting edge and innovative in their genre, style, narrative and delivery
- promote a cinematic experience while at the same time ensuring the works of emerging, independent and low-budget films continue to be celebrated
Alongside the Festival, Documentary Edge runs the Screen Edge Forum at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The Forum is where local and international filmmakers and industry attend workshop, masterclasses and sessions during this 2-day industry. Documentary Edge Festival prefers online entries submitted via FilmFreeway and Withoutabox which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014
REGULAR DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2014
LATE DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2014
Categories: Documentaries (Shorts – up to 40 minutes / Features – 41 minutes and over). Additional categories include Children and Youth and Student Docs. Films must have been completed from 2013 onward.