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Category: Documentary

A short video that presents a factual report on a chosen subject or idea.

Judging Considerations:

We are looking for an engaging, creative video that provides insight into a real person, lifestyle, cause, belief, or situation through nonfiction filmmaking methods.


  1. Maximum length: 20 minutes
  2. Your submission must be an original short documentary that exemplifies the art of non-fiction storytelling.
  3. Submissions may include a variety of storytelling methods: presenter led or narrated, fly on the wall, point of view, ambient, or personal stories, etc.
  4. Your submission should be a complete idea that is presented in a clear, innovative and original way.


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