Years running: 13 (since 2009)


International documentary film festival.


Since its foundation, Beldocs Festival has had a clear aim – to bring closer the contemporary documentary films and their authors to the Serbian audience and, in that way, to put Belgrade on the map of large cities with a respectable documentary film festival. Year on year, despite all problems and difficulties encountered, the Festival has been getting stronger and stronger and ambitions have increased. The number of films has grown with every subsequent festival edition, as well as the number of prestigious guests from abroad.

Furthermore, one of the aims of the Festival is to search for young talents, coming both from Serbia and abroad. Therefore, already for two years in a row, we have been organizing Beldocs Academy, in which several young European directors work with mentors on bettering their scripts and films. This project is of vital importance, as it creates the basis for promotion of new authors and future great names of documentary film-making.


  • Best documentary of the International competition program
  • Best short film of the festival
  • Best documentary of the Teen program
  • Best documentary of the Serbian competition program
  • Best editing of the Serbian competition program
  • Best photography of the Serbian competition program


  • Submission via Filmfreeway. 
  • Submission to the festival is open to all feature-length creative documentaries completed after 1 January 2020. Preference for the international competition will be given to the documentaries completed after 1 January 2021. 
  • Special preference is given to world, international and European premieres.

Screening format: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, DCP, Blu-ray. 
Subtitle language: English. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Nušićeva 6, 11000
Belgrade, Serbia

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 26, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 15, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    January 05, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    February 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    March 01, 2021
  • Event Dates
    20 — 27 May 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35

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