ZagrebDox is an international documentary film festival taking place in Zagreb every year, in late February / early March. Launched in 2005, the festival is intended to provide audiences and experts insight into the recent documentary films, stimulate national documentary production and boost international and regional cooperation in co-productions. ZagrebDox is a specialized festival that presents the best creative documentary films with an imaginary form and choice of topics that make it unique in Croatia and Europe.
The festival’s competition program has international and regional categories. The international competition presents the best auteur and creative documentary films from the world made and produced in the past year, with a focus on everything that is new, brave, off mainstream and intrepid. The regional competition program consists of the films from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia. Tha fact that ZagrebDox lays great stress on the regional program makes it additionally attractive for all those who want to look into the latest regional production.
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017 for documentary films released after January 2017, and November 15, 2017 for documentary films in production. Directors, producers, distributors and other film authorities are hereby invited to submit documentary films for the 14th ZagrebDox – International Documentary Film Festival, taking place in Zagreb from February 25 to March 4, 2018.The Competition Program consists of International Competition and Regional Competition. The International Competition includes films from all over the world, except those competing in the Regional Competition.
Eligible to compete in the Regional Competition are the films produced or co-produced in one of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
Only films released after January 1 of the previous year (2017) can participate in the competition program. Participation in the competition section of ZagrebDox requires a first screening in Croatia (the screening must be a Croatian premiere).