Belleville Downtown DocFest 2024 Film Submissions

2024 Festival Submissions Form

To send us your film for consideration for the 2024 Belleville Downtown DocFest, please use the online submission form on this page.

Due to limited resources, only those filmmakers whose films are accepted to the festival will be contacted regarding their film submissions. The Festival is grateful to all filmmakers for their continued interest and support.

Only those with the ability to legally commit a film to participate in the festival are eligible to submit using these forms. If you require assistance completing the form, or you have a suggestion for a film but are not part of a filmmaking team please complete the form on our Contact page.

DocFest reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered in our film submission guidelines. Please read the full submission guidelines on the Submit a Film page.

Subscribe to receive the latest news and announcements in your inbox.


Please note that completion of all sections and questions is mandatory for a completed submission. If something is not applicable to your specific production, please indicate n/a in your response. Please do not resubmit films that were already considered in previous festival years.


Contact Information

This will be the person that DocFest corresponds with regarding your submission.
This is the email we’ll use for all communications.
Confirm your email address.
What phone number can we use to reach you?

Film Submission Details

Film Type (please check all that apply)
This is the full title of your documentary to appear in our program, schedule and website.
Please provide the title of your film in the original language, to appear with the English title.
The full name or names of the director(s). Please separate names with a comma “, “.
The full name or names of the producer(s). Please separate names with a comma “,”.
What is the name of the Production Company?
What is your company name?
Year of your film’s production
Provide the runtime of your film (in minutes).
What country was the film produced in? If the film is a co-production, please list the countries separated with a comma “, “.
What languages are contained within your film? If the film is multi-lingual, please list languages separated with a comma “, “.

Other Crew and Production Details

Please list the full names of the cinematographer(s). Please separate multiple names with a comma “,”.
Please list the full names of the editor(s). Please separate multiple names with a comma “,”.
If your film has an IMDB page, please provide the link here.
If Selected, will your film be making its premiere at Belleville Downtown DocFest (check all that apply)?
Please use the following format for awards (one award per line):
Award, Category, Festival, City, Year

Captions and Subtitles

Open Captioning is a text display of all of the words and sounds heard during a production and assists with making the film more accessible to our audiences. If English is not the primary language used in your film, DocFest will require subtitles.

Description, Trailer and Full-Length Screener

Put your short trailer link (YouTube, Vimeo), or a link to your film’s website here.
Please provide 75-100 (max) words.
Please provide 20-30 (max) words.
Please include a secure link to your online screener (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.).
Please provide the password to the screener.

Film Promotion Media and Links

For films that are selected for screening at DocFest, we will require a Quicktime file to our specifications in early 2024.
Please provide accessible links to DropBox or Google Drive in the fields below.
Note: If you do not have an image, alternate image or press kit, you can skip these fields.
You will be required to provide high resolution images and a full length QuickTime version of the film in early 2024.
Please provide a link to a high resolution poster image for the film. Provide link to an image in jpg or png format (min 1,920×1,200px). Please use Google Drive or DropBox to include your media with this submission.
Provide alternate image in jpg or png format (min 1280×1,024px).
If you have a press kit for your film, please include it here.
Agreement Field

Please Note