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MASTERDOC INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Join us in Tbilisi and Online to Showcase your Masterpiece

December 6th-7th, 2024

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Celebrating Mastery in All Forms

Welcome to the MasterDoc Documentary Film Festival, a unique event dedicated to showcasing the pinnacle of human achievement, skill, and knowledge across a multitude of disciplines. Hosted in the vibrant city of Tbilisi, Georgia, and streamed worldwide on our Festival Channel, MasterDoc Fest is your platform to explore and celebrate the excellence that defines our world.


For this festival, we invite over 30 specialized distributors, content buyers, and sales agents. 

This is a unique opportunity for your film to reach industry professionals who are specifically interested in scientific, educational, and mastery content. During the event, we organize special exclusive online screenings for market pros from all over the Globe.


Themes of MasterDoc Fest:


1. Science & Technology

Dive into documentaries that unravel the latest scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the boundless curiosity that drives progress. From environmental science to space exploration, witness the frontiers of human knowledge.

2. Education

Explore films that spotlight transformative educational systems, innovative teaching methods, and inspiring stories from students and educators. See how education shapes our future and empowers communities.

3. Mastery of Craft

Celebrate the artisans, musicians, chefs, and filmmakers who have honed their crafts to perfection. Discover the dedication and passion behind culinary masterpieces, musical compositions, and artistic creations.

4. Skilled Trades

Appreciate the expertise of architects, engineers, skilled laborers, and technicians. These films highlight the incredible feats of construction, design, and infrastructure that form the backbone of our societies.

5. Professional Excellence

Delve into the worlds of healthcare, law, business, and journalism. Learn about the groundbreaking work of doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and journalists who shape and protect our world.

6. Cultural Mastery

Experience the richness of cultural heritage through documentaries on traditional and contemporary art, dance, language preservation, and cultural revival. Celebrate the custodians of our collective cultural legacy.

7. Sports and Physical Mastery

Follow the journeys of athletes, coaches, and extreme sports enthusiasts. These films capture the triumphs, struggles, and scientific advancements in sports and physical training.

8. Personal Mastery

Be inspired by stories of personal growth, mindfulness, overcoming adversity, and achieving work-life balance. These documentaries showcase the inner strength and resilience of individuals striving for excellence.

9. Historical Mastery

Travel back in time with documentaries that explore great leaders, historical events, architectural wonders, and archeological discoveries. Understand the impact of history on our present and future.

10. Environmental and Wildlife Mastery

Engage with documentaries focused on conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, sustainable practices, and eco-friendly innovations. Meet the naturalists and wildlife experts dedicated to preserving our planet.

11. Community and Social Mastery

Discover the power of community leaders, activists, social workers, and volunteers. These films highlight the impact of social justice, human rights, philanthropy, and community-building efforts.

12. Innovators and Inventors

Celebrate the visionaries behind groundbreaking inventions, startups, and technological advancements. Learn about the pioneers in renewable energy, robotics, and automation who are shaping our future.

13. Cultural Heritage and Traditions

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestries of cultural festivals, traditional crafts, folk music, and storytelling. These documentaries preserve and celebrate the diverse traditions that define us.

14. Health and Wellness

Explore the forefront of medicine, fitness, nutrition, mental health, and alternative therapies. These films provide insights into the practices and innovations promoting well-being.

15. Travel and Exploration

Embark on journeys with explorers and adventurers as they discover remote cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and untold stories. See the world through the lens of master travelers.

16. Creative Mastery

Celebrate creativity in filmmaking, animation, photography, digital art, and storytelling. These documentaries reveal the imaginative processes behind some of the most compelling works of art.



Why Submit to Master Doc?


We offer a unique platform for filmmakers and media artists to present their work to a global audience and industry professionals. By participating, you join a community that values artistic exploration and groundbreaking storytelling.


Festival Highlights

  • Venue: Experience the rich culture of Tbilisi, Georgia, and connect with an international audience on our Festival Channel.

  • Jury Awards: Our professional jury, comprising award-winning filmmakers, producers, distributors, and content buyers, will recognize the best films and scripts.

  • Social Media Promotions: We promote selected films on our social media platforms, increasing visibility and engagement.

  • Fan Award: Garner the most social media reactions and win the coveted Fan Award.

  • Audience Votes: Engage with live audiences and online viewers who will vote for their favorite projects, culminating in the Festival Winner award.

  • Unique Trophies: Winners at the venue will receive a handcrafted, personalized trophy with their name and film title.

  • Digital Diplomas & Certificates: All winners will also receive digital diplomas and certificates, perfect for showcasing their achievement.

  • Networking: This is a unique opportunity for your film to reach industry professionals who are specifically interested in scientific, educational, and mastery content. 

Awards and Recognition

Our festival is proud to offer a range of awards judged by an esteemed panel of award-winning filmmakers, producers, distributors, and content buyers.

 

In addition to the Jury Awards, we celebrate audience engagement through our Fan Award, given to the film that garners the most social media reactions.

 

The audience at our Tbilisi venue and the Festival Channel also play a crucial role in selecting the Festival Winner, who receives a hand-made, personalized trophy

Jury Awards

Feature Documentary (51 minutes and longer)

Short Documentary (50 minutes and shorter)

Science & Technology

Education

Mastery of Craft

Skilled Trades

Professional Excellence

Cultural Mastery

Sports and Physical Mastery

Personal Mastery

Historical Mastery

Environmental and Wildlife Mastery

Community and Social Mastery

Innovators and Inventors

Cultural Heritage and Traditions

Health and Wellness

Travel and Exploration

Creative Mastery

Best Director

Audience Awards

Fan Award: Most social media reactions


Channel Audience Award: Audience vote on the Festival Channel


Festival Winner: Audience vote at the venue

All Winners

Receive digital diplomas and certificates

Gain recognition and exposure across our social media platforms​​​

Venues

Join us in Tbilisi, a city known for its rich culture and cinematic history, where our physical festival takes place in premier venues.

 

Can't make it in person? No problem! Our Festival Channel ensures that your film reaches a global audience.

 

Engage with viewers, receive instant feedback, and be part of a worldwide celebration of cinema.

Social Media Engagement

Our festival leverages the power of social media to boost your film’s visibility.

 

Engage with fans, receive real-time feedback, and compete for the coveted Fan Award.

 

Our dedicated social media campaigns ensure that your film reaches a wide and diverse audience, maximizing your exposure.

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Ready to Showcase Your Project
to the World?

Are you a filmmaker with a story of mastery to tell? Submit your documentary to MasterDoc Fest and join a community of creators dedicated to celebrating excellence.

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MASTERDOC INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Films accepted:


Genre, theme: documentary films focused on science, education, mastery in all spheres

Duration: Any

Production completed: 2019 and newer

Language: English or English subtitles for any other languages


Submission Categories:

Feature Documentary (51 minutes and longer)

Short Documentary (50 minutes and shorter)

Science & Technology

Education

Mastery of Craft

Skilled Trades

Professional Excellence

Cultural Mastery

Sports and Physical Mastery

Personal Mastery

Historical Mastery

Environmental and Wildlife Mastery

Community and Social Mastery

Innovators and Inventors

Cultural Heritage and Traditions

Health and Wellness

Travel and Exploration

Creative Mastery

Best Director


All the selected films have the opportunity to be presented to film buyers, channels, and streaming services.

All the winners receive Award signs, Certificates, and laurels.

The Festival Winner receives the Trophy

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