HKIDF 2020 Call For Entries

Call for Entries

Deadline: 5th July 2020

Hong Kong International Documentary Festival will be held in Winter 2020. In the competition segment, the films are categorised as follows:

Chinese Doc Competition - Shorts, Chinese Doc Competition - Features and Internation Selection.

Founded in 2004, Visible Record is a non-profit arts organisation, which has dedicated itself to promoting documentaries.

Chinese Documentary Competition Section Entry requirements

  1. Documentary  produced between 1January 2018 and 5 July 2020.
  2. Such films should contain no less than 50 percent of dialogue in Chinese (including dialects) or issues on Chinese societies.
  3. Feature film: 60 minutes or above; Short film: 59 minutes or below.

International Selection Section Entry requirements

  1. Documentary  produced between 1January 2018 and 5 July 2020.



  • Names of the director(s), title and region should be stated on the webpage / file name of the screener.
  • It is preferred that films submitted via online screener be available for our jury to download.
  • Subtitles (i) Online screeners should include Chinese or English subtitles.  (ii) Finalist films should include both Chinese and English subtitles.


  1. Films are ineligible if they have been commercially released on DVD, available online, or publicly broadcast on any TV channels in Hong Kong.
  2. The list of finalists will be announced by late August, 2020. Once the film is nominated, it is not allowed to be withdrawn from the competition and no other public screening in Hong Kong is permitted before the end of the Festival. In case of violation of the above clauses, the organisers reserve the right to claim for compensation for damages caused by entrant.
  3. The organisers and the jury have the right to disqualify any entrant due to violation of the regulations.


Visible Record Ltd.

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