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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 2022 theme is: VISIONS ON ASIA

Submissions outside the theme will not be considered in priority.

Open for submissions ( : 1 March 2022 - 31 July 2022
BKK DOC Official Selection Announcement 30 September 2022
Festival Program Annoucement 15 November 2022
Festival mid December 2022 Bangkok, Thailand
Online Festival 1-31 December 2022

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 and then BKK short 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 "DANCER 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.





BKK DOC 2021 - Official Selection





This November 26th  2021, Stephane Lambert, the director of BKK DOC, the Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival announced the list of Documentaries nominated to BKK DOC 2021 Official Selection.


Members of the Selection Committee and the 138 Members of the International Jury

screened and rated over 200 submissions from  40 Countries in order to come up with this year Official Selection in line with our general theme : Visions on Asia. It was not easy for the Jury to make up their mind considering the high quality of the films submitted.

(full list available here: )


The 2021 Official Selection features 43 documentary films from  22 Countries competing for an award in one of 17 categories.

(Full list and trailers available here: )




Number of Documentaries nominated per Country of Origin:


Thailand : 7

Japan : 4 / Singapore : 4 / South Korea : 4
France : 3 / Philippines : 3

China : 2 / England : 2 / Hong Kong : 2 / Sweden : 2 / Taiwan : 2 / USA : 2

Austria : 1 /  Canada : 1 /  Germany : 1 / Luxembourg : 1 / India : 1 / Indonesia : 1
Malaysia : 1 / Netherlands : 1 / Spain : 1 / Switzerland : 1





Thai filmmakers have made it big this year with a total of 7 films nominated in 2 categories (best Thai documentary and best Short documentary), while documentaries nominated from Asia all together reached 31 films or 66% of the Official Selection.



Percentage of Nominated Films per Country of Origin:


Asia : 65%

(Including South East Asia : 35%)
Europe : 30%

America : 5%








Filmmakers Nominated to the Official Selection are in invited this October to an exclusive online networking events with the members of the jury and representatives from our partners.




The Award winners will be announced on October 10th, 2021 (10.10.2021)

Documentaries will be available for screening online at from 1st to 31st of December during.

The Festival will take place in Bangkok at the Goethe institute and at the Alliance Française (according to Thai government regulations) from December 16th to 19th, 2021.




About Bangkok International Documentary Awards

Lambert Stéphane
(Wishtrend Thailand)



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