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Submission Guidelines & Supports

DMZ Docs Fund

Development Fund Production Fund (formerly DMZ Project Fund) Post-production Fund
NUMBER 10 Korean and Asian projects 2 Korean and 1 Asian projects 2 Korean projects
ELIGIBILITY Early-stage projects under 30% in production (in development stage) 30-70% in production Projects submitted to the DMZ Docs 2021 call for entry, and completed shooting and editing
SUPPORTS & BENEFITS 5,000,000 KRW/per project (Approx. 4,100 USD/per project)
  • 15,000,000 - 30,000,000 KRW/per project (Approx. 12,300 - 24,600 USD/per project)
  • Official invitation to DMZ Docs Lab 2021
  • Official invitation to DMZ Industry 2021 with pitching opportunity
  • DMZ Docs Match 2021 (business meeting) service
In-kind support (D.I., Sound mixing, DCP Packaging) at the designated facility in July and August
* The scope of the support is subject to change according to the facility’s availability.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE Friday, April 9th, 17:00(GMT+9 / KST) Wednesday, March 31st, 17:00(GMT+9 / KST) TBA모

*Number of selected projects or amount of funding grants is subject to change.
* Due to COVID-19 pandemic, DMZ Docs Lab and DMZ Industry 2021 may happen online.

Eligibility

- Feature-length documentary projects (60 min. or longer) with aims of theatrical release or TV broadcast
- Documentary projects created by directors/producers of Korean or Asian nationality

Development Fund
  • Documentary projects in pre-production or development stage
Production Fund
(formerly DMZ Project Fund)
  • Documentary projects in 30~70% stage of production
  • Documentary projects that can be completed no later than August 2022
  • Documentary projects that provide the DMZ Docs with the first-look option
    - Premiere of the completed film at the DMZ Docs 2022 (premiere condition can be changed or agreed upon after discussion)
Post-production Fund
  • Korean documentary projects in the post-production stage
  • Projects submitted to the DMZ Docs 2021 call for entry
  • Projects that completed shooting and editing
  • Documentary projects that provide the DMZ Docs with the first-look option
    - Premiere of the completed film at the DMZ Docs 2022 (premiere condition can be changed or agreed upon after discussion)

Required Documents

  • Online Project Application (at DMZ Industry website)
  • Budget Breakdown
  • Project Proposal
  • Screener Link(s) for director’s previous works (if applicable)
  • Project Trailer or Rough Cut (if applicable)

Submission Process

  • Go to on-line Submission webpage within DMZ Industry website (industry.dmzdocs.com)
    DMZ Industry webpage ▷ DMZ Industry Program tab ▷ Submission Guidelines and Supports ▷ Click Submit
  • Fill out the online application with requested materials and submit it.
  • Successful applicants will receive (automatic) confirmation email.