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BKK DOC 2020 nominees announced

For its first edition BKK DOC has received almost 400 submissions from everywhere in the World, mainly from Europe, America and Asia making it a truly global documentary event.

The Official Selection features 40 documentaries nominated in 15 categories.


These documentaries are competing for an Award at the Bangkok international documentary awards and film festival (BKK DOC) that will take place from 17 to 20 of December 2020 at the Goethe-Institut in Bangkok, Thailand.

Entrance is free but booking is required to optimize the seating plan. This is the link to Book

This official selection is the result of the humongous work of our selection committee and international jury who have watched and reflected upon the many hours of documentaries in competition.

BKK DOC Jury members come from 14 countries and represent a large diversity of experiences, views, opinions and approaches to the art of Documentary.

BKK DOC mission is to bring forward the works of documentary filmmakers and bring to light the matters they believe we should know about what is happening around the world.

Opinions reflected are not necessarily ours but we believe in diversity equality and freedom of expression.

I hope you will enjoy the Official Selection and hope to see you soon at the Festival or online.

Documentary yours,

Stephane Lambert
Festival Founder




BKK DOC 2020


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 Gönna Ketels / 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






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