Submit your story to Festival 2023
Doc Edge is the home for storytelling that changes your world. Our kaupapa (mission) is to celebrate, support and showcase documentary.
Doc Edge is an Academy Awards® qualifying festival for feature and short documentaries held annually in Auckland, Wellington and nationwide virtually. It seeks to select world and international premieres eligible for Academy Awards® contention.
It showcases the best films from New Zealand and around the world and is committed to selecting the highest quality films that show excellence in storytelling, celebrate diversity and inspire social change.
Doc Edge is proud to be one of the leading film festivals within the Pacific and is keen to support filmmakers with Pacific content and subjects.
Doc Edge 2023 will run as a hybrid event both in-person and online. Alongside the film screenings, it will also the following events:
• Doc Edge Awards – celebrating excellence in filmmaking
• Doc Edge Schools – an educational programme for students Year 5 to Tertiary
• Doc Edge Forum – learning and connecting opportunities for media professionals
• Doc Edge XR Exhibition – a showcase of digital interactive storytelling
Key dates to remember
Early Bird: 15 Sept 2022 Feature $50 | Short: $30
Regular: 15 Dec 2022 Feature $60 | Short: $40
Late: 31 Dec 2022 Feature $70 | Short: $50
Extended: 15 Jan 2023 Feature $80 | Short: $60
New Zealand Films
Early Bird: 15 Sept 2022 Feature $30 | Short: $20
Regular: 15 Dec 2022 Feature $40 | Short: $25
Late: 31 Dec 2022 Feature $50 | Short: $30
Extended: 15 Jan 2023 Feature $60 | Short: $40
XR Exhibition Projects
Early Bird: 15 Sept 2022 $30
Regular: 15 Dec 2022 $40
Late: 31 Dec 2022 $50
Extended: 15 Jan 2023 $60
New Zealand Student Films
* free to submit, must be NZ student film, proof required
By 15 Jan 2023: New Zealand Secondary Student Film
By 15 Jan 2023: New Zealand Tertiary Student Film
Important – Please read all terms and conditions which are applicable to all submission. They can be found when you click through “Submit a film on FilmFreeway” button below. FilmFreeway is a globally recognised film submission platform adopted by major festivals worldwide.