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DOKer

Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer

About

DOKer was created in 2011 to bring wonderful independent documentary films from all over the world to the Russian audience and provide a discussion platform for authors, experts and spectators. 

The principles of DOKer are: 

  • When we say 'documentary film' we put the emphasis on ‘film'. 
  • There are countless ways to make a documentary but we believe it has to be dramatic and interesting. 
  • Image and sound are as important for docs as they are for fiction films. The film language is universal, and we use it to tell our stories.

Awards

  • Jury Award for the Best Feature Documentary 
  • Jury Award for the Best Short Documentary 
  • Jury Award for the Best Directing 
  • Jury Award for the Best Cinematography 
  • Jury Award for the Best Editing 
  • Jury Award for the Best Sound 
  • Audience Award for the Best Feature Documentary 
  • Additional prizes

Rules

  • DOKer seeks theatrical style documentaries. It tends towards new films that have received minimal exposure in Russia. The Russian premiere required for all foreign films in the competition programs.
  • Short and feature length documentaries can compete. 
  • A version of the film with English subtitles, exception to be made for English spoken films.
  • Submit via Festhome or Filmfreeway.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: DCP, Blu-ray, Files

​Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

DOKer doesn’t receive funding from the state or any corporations. Festival budgeting consists of ticket sales, sponsorship contracts and personal funds of the organizers.

Documents

Place

Russia
Moscow

Official website

midff.ru

Contacts

+74951157369
Email: info@midff.ru

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 01, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    January 10, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 31, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    February 28, 2021
  • Extended Deadline
    March 31, 2021
  • Notifications
    May 18, 2021
  • Event dates
    18 — 27 June 2021
Categories & Fees

Documentaries with a duration between 46 and 120 minutes, filmed in any film or digital format, that completed production after February 2018 are eligible

  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $80

The national documentary program of films any length and topics.

  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Shorts filmed in any film, video or digital format with a duration of up to 45 minutes that completed production after February 2018 are eligible.

  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Extended Deadline — $40

Special program for documentaries which talk of information technologies

  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Extended Deadline — $40
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