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Documentary Film Festival

Welcome to the IMPACT DOCS Awards!

IMPACT DOCS is the newest member of the Global Film Awards Family – a family of film competitions that have been serving filmmakers for more than 13 years.

We believe in the power of film to IMPACT the world – and documentary filmmakers are often on the leading edge of global changes by shifting  perceptions, behavior and habits of viewers.

Our goal at IMPACT DOCS is to promote filmmakers of all backgrounds and experience levels – who seek to ignite social change and to support their careers through meaningful filmmaking.  Whether the documentary explores new ideas or entertains viewers with real stories a good documentary takes a special talent.

If you have found this competition because you are one of these documentarians – we not only welcome you – but wish to offer you a sincere nod of gratitude for what we know has been hard work in bringing an important message or great entertaining subject to the world at large.  Thank you for all you do.

We wish you the best of luck with your film entry. We look forward to being of service to you.

Documentary Film Festival

Our Thoughts On Documentary Filmmakers:  YOU ROCK!

You Explore and offer solutions to world issues – Environment, Human Rights, Animal welfare, Corruption, Humanity, Unconsciousness… you found it. You exposed it.  And you know how to tell the story.

You do it even when it is not easy – We know finding, exploring, exposing and offering solutions to issues can be difficult. Locations, situations, people who want to block you and lack of financing are all common. You did it anyway.  And you figured out how to do it in an entertaining way.

You’ve got guts – Navigating that world of tough issues and frequent opposition… it’s not for the faint of heart or those without conviction. And some of you do it in dangerous places – putting the message above your own safety.

You’ve got talent – To tell a story that not only entertains but inspires… that requires talent. To do it well with a brilliant narrative through line and quality craft – takes LOTS of talent. And the best filmmakers make it look easy.

You know how to entertain – Sometimes great documentaries don’t solve the world’s problems – but they bring much needed information or great entertainment to the viewers – telling stories that leave the viewer feeling enriched for the experience.