SILVERDOCS seeks film that exhibit a personal cinematic vision and meet the highest standards of creative excellence and technical achievement. Now entering its sixth year, SILVERDOCS has been hailed as the ’pre-eminent US documentary festival” (Screen International) and as “non-fiction nirvana” (Variety). The Festival features 100 films, representing over 45 countries, and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes.
Past SILVERDOCS award winners include JESUS CAMP, BORN INTO BROTHELS, DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE, MY ARCHITECT and STREET FIGHT, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards. SILVERDOCS presented the world premiere of THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT, which won the 2007 Academy Award for best documentary short.
Attend SILVERDOCS’ International Documentary Conference for five days of cutting edge content in an intimate environment. The Conference runs concurrently with the Festival and is fast becoming the must-attend event for media professionals working at the cutting edge of content, commerce and community.
Documentaries should have been completed on or after March 2007, and not screened on television or theatrically in the US prior to the Festival.
DVD (NTSC or PAL)
Early: January 9
Regular: February 13
Late: March 6
ENTRY FEES for 2009
Early: $25/shorts $35/features
Regular: $35/shorts $45/features
Late: $45/shorts $55/features
Download Paper Application HERE
Apply through WITHOUTABOX HERE
Please do not hesitate to contact: info (at) SILVERDOCS.com if you have any questions