DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival(DMZ DOCS) is an annual festival for documentary films presented jointly by Gyeonggi province and Paju city. Held in a buffer zone, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, DMZ Docs 2012 aims to present documentaries with the themes of peace, reconciliation and coexistence and to promote the documentary genre as a means of communication. Despite its short history, DMZ DOCS is growing as one of the most important documentary showcases in Asia. Last year we presented more than 100 documentaries from around the world.
Opening & Closing Ceremony
International, Korean and Youth Competition
Witness, Wildlife and Family Zone
DMZ DOCS Funds
DMZ Fund under AND (Asian Network of Documentary organized by Busan IFF)
DMZ Docs Project 2012 (Domestic only)
Youth Funding and Mentoring Project (Domestic only)
(A Training Initiative for International Co-production and Financing organized by EDN and Documentary Campus)
Workshop & Seminars
Various Events for Children & Youth
You can find more information about DMZ DOCS 2012 program in August 2012 on our website www.dmzdocs.com or facebook page www.facebook.com/dmzdocs.
White Goose Award : approx. 13 ,000 USD cash prize & trophy
Special Jury Award : approx. 6,000 USD cash prize & trophy
Audience Award : approx. 2,500 USD cash prize & trophy
Best Korean Documentary Award : approx. 9,000 USD cash prize & trophy
Best Youth Documentary Award : approx. 1,000 USD cash prize & trophy
Excellence Award : A voucher of approx. 1,000 USD
July 2, 2012
DMZ Docs Funds
DMZ DOCS Project 2011 provides a 40 million Won fund for Korean feature-length documentary projects, regardless of which stage they are at. And this year the Project embraced some new elements, such as pre-event workshops designed to provide meaningful aid to directors selected for the Project, and additional funding of 3 million Won given out through project pitching during the festival. This change aims to set forth a field of documentary festival where the audience and producers come together.
Issue 2011 is an aid project for documentary production whose purpose is to combine documentary and education, expanding the perspectives of Korean teenagers and preparing a field of discussion for them.
Bucheon Media Center Fund for First Appearance
To discover new documentary artists going through financial difficulties, and to produce high-quality documentary content that maintains ties with the local community, DMZ Docs and Bucheon Media Center have joined forces and set this documentary production funding project in motion. To those artists who have made one over-40-minute feature-length documentary film or less, a production fund of 5 million Won plus 15 million Won worth of equipments and materials are provided.
DMZ Fund under AND
DMZ Fund is a fund of 30 million Won, established to encourage Asian documentary makers and revitalize documentary film production. This fund is managed under the AND Fund of Busan International Film Festival. In particular, it focuses on documentary films that document struggles for peace in conflict regions. Projects in non-Asian regions can be applied for DMZ Fund, provided Asian directors are engaged.
DMZ Youth Fund
DMZ Youth Fund provides production funds to selected documentary proposals from teenagers under the age of 20. It aims to help them realize their ideas through funding and mentoring programs, and give them opportunities to release their works at next year’s DMZ Docs.
Docs for Edu
Docs for Edu is a program for teenagers. By using documentaries as an educational tool, this program offers teens the opportunity to witness the diverse spectrums of the world and inspires them with creative and critical viewpoints. During the course of the festival, a documentary debate and essay contest will be held where different points-of-view can be shared and expanded upon.
UNESCO-Korea DMZ International Film Camp
In support of what the DMZ stands for in Korea and to embody the festival’s theme of ‘peace, life and communication’ through visual art, DMZ Docs in collaboration with the Korean National Commission for UNESCO has been annually hosting The UNESCO-Korea DMZ International Film Camp since the second edition of the festival in 2010. 40 young participants from all over the world are invited to exchange views through a variety of discussions, hands-on experience and film production programs the camp offers. The films made at the Film Camp will be showcased in the Special Screening Section during the official festival period.