Documentary Submission Overview
Entry Deadline : 5 pm (JST), Tuesday, September 10, 2019
A completed documentary film up to 10 minutes long
English or Japanese (subtitles or dubbing also accepted)
Current affairs, social problems, history, natural science, travelogues, etc.
*However, we cannot accept music videos, PR footage or artistic technique pieces
Documentary films made by people living in Japan or other parts of Asia, or documentary films on a Japan or Asia-focused topic.
How to apply:
Fill in the application form and send it to us as an email attachment. Upload your documentary film to Vimeo, and send the access link and password to the Tokyo Docs secretariat. The address to send applications is: email@example.com.
5 pm (JST), Tuesday, September 10, 2019
We will select superior entries from all the documentary films submitted, and announce the winners late September. The winning entries will be shown during the Tokyo Docs international event, and considered for the Best Pitch and other Tokyo Docs 2019 Awards.
*All selected entries will be required to submit additional versions of their film with Japanese subtitles if it is in English, and English subtitles if it is in Japanese, at the producers own cost.
Not required at the judging stage. A 10,000 yen registration fee will be charged on selected entries.
*The registration fee includes the cost of participation in Tokyo Docs for one person.
Tokyo Docs guests will vote on the entries, and a total of 600,000 yen will be awarded to the top three most outstanding entries.
Yahoo's Creators Program
The Short Documentary Showcase is supported by Yahoo Japan Corporation, with winning entries being presented with the Yahoo Prize. Recognizing the importance of documentaries on everyday life and world issues, Yahoo! JAPAN has created a platform for video documentary creators to post their films for broader viewing, and support high-value creations.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below:
- Contact details
- Tokyo Docs Executive Committee
6F Shiba JI Building, 2-5-7 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014
Tel: +81 (0)3‒6205‒7858
- Official website