Submissions for the 2020 Play-Doc International Film Festival are now open!

Aug 7th 2019

Play-Doc is an independent film festival that takes place in the ancient and beautiful city of Tui, Galicia, Spain, right on the border with Portugal. Each year Play-Doc screens highly curated competitive and non-competitive programs, as well as retrospectives of filmmakers of great renown, and/or cult and independent filmmakers whose work has remained unknown, lost, censored or widely forgotten.

The festival’s aim is to create access, exchange and dialogue around fiction/non fiction cinema, presenting and rediscovering cinema classics as well as offering the latest trends from around the world to a large, enthusiastic and diverse audience.


The 16th edition of Play-Doc International Documentary Film festival will be held from April 29th to May 3rd, 2020.


Submissions are open to creative documentaries of all lengths and subject matters, completed after January 2019. Those films who will have its Spanish premiere at the festival will be given preference.

Competition and Awards.

All films selected for the competitive program are eligible for the best film award, decided by an international jury and consisting of 2.000€ + trophy.

Entry fee.

An entry fee is required for all submitted films:

– shorts and mid-length (less than 60min) 5€

– feature lengths (60min and more) 10€


All films submitted to Play-Doc are considered for both competitive and non-competitive programs. Decisions on programs placement are made at the discretion of the festival programmers. The scheduling of the selected films will also be at the discretion of the festival management


The festival will only notify the selection to the contact persons of the films selected. The full program will be announced a month prior to the festival on the Play-Doc’s website


The call for entries will remain open until February 15th, 2020.


Entry and participation of films implies unconditional acceptance of the regulations. In unspecified cases, the festival management will make a final decision.




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