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spotlight 

documentary

film awards

Spotlight Horror

Enter your horror film to our sister competition, Spotlight Horror Film Awards

The Spo​tlight Documentary Film Awards is dedicated to promoting experienced and new filmmakers through a unique and important international documentary film competition. Join us January 11, 2020 as we celebrate the best independent films of the year. Find out more...

awards
see which films have won awards in the first round of 2018
filmmakers
We Meet our award-winning filmmakers in the spotlight

Got a doc?

we spotlight talented documentary filmmakers From every Country and every experience level.

Entries
enter your documentary shorts and features

Join us January 11, 2020 as we celebrate the best independent films of 2019 at the Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Event
Join us Saturday, January 11, 2020 as we present the best of films of the year

SPOTLIGHT

DOCUMENTARY

FILM AWARDS


Spotlight Shorts

Enter your short films to our sister competition, Spotlight Short Film Awards