The aim of the competition is to recognize the art of documentary filmmaking as creative interpretation of reality. Putting emphasis on the visual and aesthetic aspects of the selected nonfiction entries, the jury awards the best cinematographers in the competition.
The prestige of Documentary Shorts Competition was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which has chosen EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival as the ACADEMY AWARD® qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category. This means that the Golden Frog award winners in Documentary Shorts Competition at EnergaCAMERIMAGE will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided that the given film complies with other Academy rules.
There are two independent competitions:
– Documentary Shorts Competition – for entries with a running time of up to 40 minutes
– Documentary Features Competition – for entries with a running time of more than 40 minutes
Documentary entries for both competitions will be submitted using the same entry form and will be qualified to the appropriate competition by the organizers, based on their running time.
Each competition will be judged by a separate international jury that will choose the winners of:
Feature length films
– award presented to cinematographer(s): Golden Frog for Best Documentary Feature
– award presented to cinematographer(s): Golden Frog for Best Documentary Short