The DocLands Documentary Film Festival announced the dates for the upcoming 4th edition will run Thursday, April 30 – Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Marin County, California.
The 2020 Festival will continue to build on the success of its third edition, which featured 54 feature length and short documentary films, from 17 countries, showcasing documentary films in a variety of genres and diversity of content. Two signature programs from previous years will once again be included during the 2020 Festival – DocPitch, designed to connect filmmakers, their ideas, and works in progress to distributors, funders, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers, and future audiences — and DocTalk which provides a platform for local and visiting filmmakers to share their diverse strategies and techniques in an ever-changing industry.
Submissions for the 2020 Festival will open November 1, 2019 for traditional and innovative feature length (40 + minutes) and short documentary films. Filmmakers can submit a film for consideration via upload through FilmFreeway. No DVDs or external links will be considered. Presentation formats accepted are 35mm and DCP only.
- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN
- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 – ENTRY DEADLINE
- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 – LATE ENTRY DEADLINE
Festival screenings will once again be held in Mill Valley at the CinéArts Sequoia and San Rafael at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center.