Al Jazeera Balkans called on authors and production companies to submit their applications for participation in the third edition of the Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC), which will take place in Sarajevo on September 11-15. The third edition of the festival will focus on documentaries intended for television broadcasting.
The AJB DOC Film Festival will be organized for a third year in a row as a result of Al Jazeera Balkans’ years-long television experience in production, acquisition and broadcasting of documentaries. The festival, traditionally organized in cooperation with the Al Jazeera Media Network and Doha-based Al Jazeera Media Institute, aims to promote authors and documentaries dealing with social phenomena with the focus on universal human values of courage, truth, justice, tolerance and cosmopolitism.
Submissions for the third edition of the AJB DOC festival can be made through the application form on the festival’s official website, or through the Film Freeway platform. The first submission deadline is May 10. The extended deadline will be May 31, 2020.
There is no country-of-origin limitation for producers and authors who wish to apply. One of the main criteria refers to the format of a TV documentary, with a minimum duration of 22 to 27 minutes and a maximum of 44 to 52 minutes. All additional details regarding submissions and rules and regulations are available on the festival’s website.
The official selection of the third AJB DOC Film Festival will be announced at the beginning of September 2020.
The official competition program, out-of-competition program Last Minute Cinema and the special AJB Screening program will include screening of more than 20 documentaries.
The awards of the festival will be presented in three categories, AJB DOC Main Award, AJB Program Award, and Audience Award, and all selected films can be considered for an acquisition agreement with the Al Jazeera Balkans and for airing on its TV channel.