IAFOR Documentary Film Award

Proudly supported by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), the IAFOR Documentary Film Award is a global competition celebrating the best in documentary filmmaking. Documentary has a rich history of exposing truths, telling stories, raising awareness and creating discussion – all practices valued at IAFOR.

In this competition, content is king. We welcome submissions drawing on compelling subject matter from any imaginable topic. Production quality is valued, but is not the sole basis for judgment. This is an open competition, welcoming storytelling from both amateurs and seasoned professionals.

The Founding Judge of the IAFOR Documentary Film Award is three-time Emmy Award winning producer and editor for NBC Network Gary E. Swanson, who assesses the entries to select the highest quality documentary videos from around the world.

The IAFOR Documentary Film Award is hosted by the The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MediAsia) in Kobe, Japan.

Video | PLACEBO: ALT. RUSSIA, Grand Prize Winner & Best Professional Feature (2016)