Submission deadline is over

Jan 15th 2017

The deadline to entry your film for the 13th edition of Play-Doc is over. The festival organization will get in touch only with those whose works have been selected. The program will be announced on our website and social networks, few weeks before the festival starts.
Thanks to all of you for your participation!

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Nov 17th 2016

Play-Doc is an international documentary festival that aims to create access, exchange and dialogue around this vital cinema. Each year Play-Doc screens a curated selection of essential non-fiction films, presenting the latest trends from around the world to a large, enthusiastic and diverse audience.
Play-Doc 13th edition, will

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Carte Blanche for Play-Doc at Porto/Post/Doc

Nov 16th 2016

We are thrilled to collaborate with the outstanding Portuguese festival Porto Post Doc, with a carte blanche in his awesome program.
Since Ethnography and Sensorial Cinema are two of its core themes in this upcoming edition we have propose them to show the mind-blowing and yet very unknown work of Cuban Filmmaker Nicolás Guillén Landrián (Camagüey

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Play-Doc takes part in the jury at Astra Film Festival

Nov 16th 2016

Play-Doc had the great honor to take part in the jury in the categories of DOCSCHOOL AWARD and AWARD FOR ORIGINAL APPROACH IN A DOCSCHOOL FIL at the prestigious ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL, a major event in the European film community and Romania’s leading documentary festival. The Festival is located in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, and

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Play-Doc forma parte del jurado de Astra Film Festival

Nov 16th 2016

Play-Doc tuvo el placer de formar parte del jurado de la categoría BEST DOCSCHOOL AWARD y AWARD FOR ORIGINAL APPROACH IN A DOCSCHOOL FILM, en el prestigioso ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL, uno de los eventos cinematográficos más relevantes de Europa.
Nuestra directora artística Sara García, junto con Bárbara Orlicz-Szczypula, programadora en Krakow Film Festival, en Polonia

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‘No Cow on the Ice’ and ‘Le terrain’ awarded at Play-Doc 2016

Apr 16th 2016

Play-Doc International Documentary Film Festival has given its prizes today. The award of the international goes to No Cow on the Ice by Eloy Domínguez Serén. The jury composed of Portuguese film critic Nuno Lisboa, the director of Pravo Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajevo Kumjana Novakova and filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu unanimously decided to award

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Claire Simon Greeting

Mar 21st 2016

Play-Doc in Tui.
A small border town. Every day, every night, I would wonder where all those people came from who filled all the seats at this festival.
Those days in which I would meet cinema-lovers who were completely unknown to me were extraordinary.
I met very demanding, even harsh critics, who were up to

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Competitive strands announced

Mar 9th 2016

Our oficial selection has just been announced. It will be composed of these titles:

Dead Slow Ahead (Mauro Herce, Spain / France, 2015)

God Bless the Child (Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, United States, 2015)

No Cow on the Ice (Eloy Domínguez Serén, Sweden, 2015)

Oleg y las raras

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Play-Doc will host a Charles Burnett’s retrospective

Feb 4th 2016

Whether you are a cinephile or no, most likely you’ve never heard of Charles Burnett, our retrospective in 2016. If we say to you, Killer of Sheep, maybe that will ring more of a bell. It should. If we go over the list of film titles marked “culturally, historically, or esthetically significant and worthy of

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Play-Doc will hold the second edition of its critics’ strand

Jan 20th 2016

Critics from all over the world are welcome to participate in a programme that tries to work as a gathering opportunity for professionals writing about cinema. A call for papers is open until February 15 for the RESONANCES strand, organised in collaboration with the Critics’ Association Convergencias de la Crítica Cinematográfica.
Texts can be sent

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