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Bangkok International Documentary Awards

Bangkok International Documentary Awards (BKK DOC) is the documentary international award competition and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand.

BKK DOC 2021 theme is: VISIONS ON ASIA

Submissions outside the theme will not be considered.

Open for submissions ( : 5 January 2021 - 31 July 2021
Official Selection Announcement 26 September 2021
Festival 16-19 December 2021 Bangkok, Thailand
Online Festival 1-31 December 2021

BKK DOC was founded by Stephane Lambert, producer, a long time resident of Bangkok, and co-founder and organizer of "Asian Side of the Doc Bangkok 2016" the first ever documentary film market in Thailand.
Stephane established BKK DOC to promote documentaries and its talents in and around South East Asia, starting with Thailand.

BKK DOC aims at bringing documentaries from all over the world to Thailand, and South East Asian documentaries to the attention of professionals from other parts of the world.

Stephane Lambert, BKK DOC founder and festival director explains:
"All submitted films will be screened by a selection committee welcoming actors, directors, producers, distributors and entertainment professionals from different fields (TV, Cinemas, Platforms, Festivals) coming from all over the world."

The nominated and the awarded documentaries will have the opportunity to access a dedicated audience online (vod), and offline during the Festival to be held in Bangkok in December.
Awarded projects will be entitled to receive the BKK DOC statuette together with the Prestigious BKK DOC "Stephff Award", in the form of an original drawing by renowned Bangkok based news cartoonist Stephff.

Filmmakers from the Official Selection will be invited to exclusive webinar specially crafted by our Partners.




and the Nominees are... BKK DOC has unveiled its Official Selection

 BKK DOC 2020 has just unveiled its Official Selection.
Watch the 21 minutes video introducing the 40 documentary films nominated to BKK DOC 2020 official selection or
Here is the list of Documentaries nominated to Bkk Doc 2020 Official Selection:

Best Feature Documentary

• The perfect motion by Xavier de Lauzanne / FRANCE

• Giant Slave - Elephants in tourism industry by Andras Csapo and Andras Matai / HUNGARY

• A Decision by Chih-Han Chen / TAIWAN

• Be Natural: The untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache by Pamela B. Green / USA

• When All That's Left is Love by Eric Gordon / USA

• The Forum by Marcus Vetter / GERMANY

Best Documentary of The Year

• Under the banyan tree by Arturo Prins / PHILIPPINES

• The Invisibles by Henri Poulain / FRANCE

• Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible by Matthew Taylor / USA

Best Thai Documentary

• Blood on the River by Theerayut Weerakham / THAILAND

• Floating village asylum by Preecha Srisuwan / THAILAND

Best Documentary Series

• Displaced - Droughts and Floods - The Climate Exodus by Hanna Suhr / GERMANY

• The Green Wave - Tahiti by Bouvet Emmanuel / FRANCE

Best Short Documentary

• Hamda by Ilona Szekeres / HUNGARY

• Lashio Ambulance by Mann Pye Phyo Aung / MYANMAR

Best VR Documentary

• THE GAP by Andres Waisberg / ARGENTINA

• Dinners by Ana Vijdea and Cosmin Nicoara / ROMANIA

Best First Time Director

• Burn With Us by Joshua S. Bischof / USA

• Enclosure by Julia Guggisberg Hannud and Catharina Scarpellini / BRAZIL

• The Conscience of Clothing by Patrick Kohl / GERMANY

Best Woman Director

• Milestones by MuFei Xu / CHINA

• Prison Circle by Kaori Sakagami / JAPAN

• The Geshema is Born by Malati Rao / INDIA

Best First Time Producer

• Daughters of Cynisca (Female sport speaks for equality) by Beatriz Carretero / SPAIN

• Diagnosing Healthcare by Tim Moore and PJ Accetturo / USA

Best First Time Editor

• The Aviator of Sky Polaris (El Aviador del Cielo Polar) by Jamie Jumaquio / PHILIPPINES

• Dear Child by Luca Ammendola / BRAZIL

Best Archive Based Documentary

• Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible by Matthew Taylor / USA

• Stalin's executioners. The Katyn Massacre by Cédric Tourbe / FRANCE

• Modern Korea ep.1 by Taewoong Lee / KOREA

• 1982 by Lucas Gallo / ARGENTINA

Best LGBT Documentary

• You decide by Taiki Sugioka / JAPAN

• I'm not a woman by Hossein Abbasi / IRAN

• March for Dignity by John Eames / UK

Best Sport Documentary

• Astrid_60 by Marc Galver / SPAIN

• Ivan's Game by Tomislav Zaja / CROATIA

Best Musical Documentary

• Gracefully by Arash Es'haghi / IRAN

• Sakthi Vibrations by Zoe Sherinian / USA

Best Docu Drama

• Sentimental Education by Seung-suk Nam / KOREA

• The last hours of Pompeii - New discoveries by Pierre Stine / FRANCE

The Documentary Nominated to BKK DOC 2020 Official Selection will then be announced around the world via our mailing and also via our partners',,,,, ThaiFilmOffice, GoetheInstitut, and Foreign Correspondant Club of Thailand.

Trailers are available on Vimeo (
and on our website

#BKKDOC #BKKDOC2020 #BangkokInternationaDocumentaryAwards



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