DMZ Docs Fund

Institution: DMZ Docs (DMZ International Documentary Film Festival)


DMZ Docs began in 2009, which is held in the nearest places from DMZ, Demilitarized Zone, where is the bumper zone between North Korea and South Korea. DMZ Docs usually screen about 100 documentary films from all over the world with various programs including International, Asian and Korean competition sections. As a platform to connect Asian documentary filmmakers and promote networking within and outside of the Asia, it is running the DMZ Docs Funds which is supporting for Korean and Asian documentary films. DMZ Docs Fund, the biggest documentary funds in Korea, provides 300,000USD to a total of 15 Asian projects for their production. Along with this fund support, DMZ Docs also focus on building a network between documentary filmmakers in Asia. Through the workshop and seminar during the festival, it will discuss documentary production environment in each Asian country and seek ways to cooperate with each other.

Who can apply

Director or Producer of Asian nationality

Funding available

Feature Length Documentary Projects
- Feature length documentary project over 60 mins for theatrical release
- Project which contains Asian elements in story, theme, character and its set-up
- Director or Producer should be of Asian nationality
- 8 projects, approx. 20,000USD

DMZ Projects
- Documentary project over 60mins for theatrical release
- The main subject must be related to a demilitarized zone(DMZ) of the the theme of peace,
communication and life
- Director or Producer should be of Asian nationality
- 2 projects, approx. 20,000USD

Applications accepted from: Asian countries

Contact details

8th DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (22-29 September 2016)
9F, 202 dong, Chunui Techno Park 2
Chunui-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
420-857 South Korea

T:+ 82-32-623-8069

Eligible candidates

  • Film Director(s) from a certain country/region

Types of funding available

  • Development and Production Support

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