ABOUT Documentary Cinema Prize

Documentary Cinema Prize (DCP) is part of the World Cinema Prize Group, specialized in valuing documentary films. We are looking for short and feature documentary films made with passion, shaped and produced in high skill, and presented with an attractive technique and eloquent communication. High quality, neatness, nice composition, well edited, and strong and heart-tickling stories and pictures are qualities we are looking for in the works submitted.

The board of juries will judge the quality of each submission carefully and wisely. All documentarian, including traveler with filmmaking passion, students, and newcomers are encouraged to participate in the festival to boost their reputation.

All winners are welcomed at the one-day Awards Event in one of the attractive city in the Indonesian archipelago.

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SUBMIT your documentary films to Documentary Cinema Prize


Documentary film eligible for first or second director’s project. The directors should state whether the documentary film is his first or second project.


Documentary film with running time less than 60 minutes.


Documentary film with a running time > 60 minutes.


We accept submission through Film Festivals Alliance, a film submission platform dedicated for filmmakers to maximize their submission fees.

Festival Terms and Condition

By submitting your work to the Documentary Cinema Prize (DCP), submitters/filmmakers are agreed to all Terms and Conditions below in full:

Legally Secured Documentaries

1. Submitters/filmmakers must have explicit permission to use any copyrighted material in the film submitted and have all rights secured before submitting.


2. The competition is open for everyone. All filmmakers, students, newcomers, passionate filmmaking addiction traveler, are encouraged to submit.

Works Submitted

3. We do not accept works-in-progress.
4. Non-English speaking documentary films are welcomed but must be dubbed in English or with English subtitles.
5. There is no limit date regarding completion date.
6. There is no premiere policy for films submitted.
7. Documentary films with distribution channel are accepted, but only for the competition.
8. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL (required) and 1 blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices. Submitted copies will not be returned.
9. A. Please send the DVDs/Blu-ray/DCP mentioned in point 2A through courier, or post, or Digital Transfer Service. We do not accept data for final judging and screening. We do not download.
B. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
10. The festivals will give Documentary Diamond Prize Award or Documentary Platinum Prize Awards, or Documentary Gold Prize Awards, and Official Selection according to their winning.
11. Documentary Cinema Prize will e-mail the submitters when the works is selected.
12. Documentary Cinema Prize is scheduled to have its Awards Ceremony on March 2017 in Indonesia. The Festival will email the Nominees directly about the location.


13. Films that have been accepted to the Festival cannot be withdrawn.
14. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Indonesia, will only receive laurels.
15. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
16. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material should not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
17. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
18. The Organizer may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
19. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
20. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival/Organizer professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
21. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
22. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
23. In the case of any dispute concerning the definition of the above eligibility, the interpretation of the Organizers shall be final and conclusive.
24. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the Documentary Cinema Prize shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid, or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to the Documentary Cinema Prize, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.
- agree to indemnify the Festival/Submitter and hold the Festival/Submitter and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.