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Journalism - Film & Documentaries: Where to Submit your Documentary or Film

Documentaries and filmmaking. Research on film. Funding for filmmakers, copyright information, interviewing and oral histories

Submitting Your Work!

ABC Documentaries - ABC TV Documentaries department welcomes proposals for our Contemporary, History, Science, Natural History, Religion & Ethics and Indigenous slates.

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival -  Big Sky Film Institute is to celebrate and promote the art of non-fiction filmmaking, and to encourage media literacy by fostering public understanding and appreciation of documentary film. 

Culture UnpluggedFilms on: The beauty or the shadow within and its extension into our personal relationships;Present human ethos/viewpoints on intimacy, relationships, family structures and the new/enlightened ideas/visions about its future; Documented case-studies of expressive art therapy; Individual bio-psycho-spiritual health challenge (life experienced through it) and stories of recoveries, transformation, transcendence; Biographies of individuals (known or unknown members of human community) who lived or are living socio-culturally radical lives.

Desktop Documentaries - DIY filmmaking, funding and distribution.

DocAlliance -  is an online platform for the distribution of documentary and experimental films which was launched by a new initiative for documentary films called DOC ALLIANCE. -  Seen a good film? Share it with others! Promote your new film? (it can be the finished film, or a trailer, making-of etc.)

Documentary.Org - Through its programs, IDA provides resources, creates community, and defends rights and freedoms for documentary artists, activists, and journalists.

DocumentaryTube - Watch and Submit.  Visitors are able to choose different subject matter from the content menu. There are twenty-two categories in which the documentaries are divided. These include such interesting subjects such as arthealthsciencetravelhistory, and several others. 

Filmmakers withoutabox - Discover more than 5,000 festivals across six continents.— Securely submit films, forms, & fees online to 850 festivals — Promote your films to over 57 Million fans on IMDb — Upload screenplays, trailers, clips, posters, & photos — Get the latest on fests, competitions, & exhibition opps
— Self-distribute on DVD, VOD, & streaming video

IFP Independent Filmmaker Project -  Projects are selected on artistic merit and the potential of the project to benefit from the Spotlight on Documentaries program.

PBS POV - POV, public television's premier showcase for independent nonfiction film and video, seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual national PBS series. 

SnagFilmsSnagFilms is always on the look-out for excellent films seeking wide distribution as well as revenue generation. We welcome titles with a diversity of styles, subject matter and genres.

Sundance Film Festival - Each year, we select 110-120 Feature Films and 70-80 Short Films to play in one of 11 Festival programs.

Top 10 Documentary Film Festivals  - Here is an updated list of the top 10 documentary film festivals from all over the world.

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