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Bangkok International Documentary Awards

Bangkok International Documentary Awards (BKK DOC) is the documentary international award competition and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand.

BKK DOC 2022 theme is: VISIONS ON ASIA

Submissions outside the theme will not be considered in priority.

Open for submissions ( : 1 March 2022 - 31 July 2022
BKK DOC Official Selection Announcement 30 September 2022
Festival Program Annoucement 15 November 2022
Festival mid December 2022 Bangkok, Thailand
Online Festival 1-31 December 2022

BKK DOC was founded by Stephane Lambert, producer, a long time resident of Bangkok, and co-founder and organizer of "Asian Side of the Doc Bangkok 2016" the first ever documentary film market in Thailand.
Stephane established BKK DOC and then BKK short DOC to promote documentaries and its talents in and around South East Asia, starting with Thailand.

BKK DOC aims at bringing documentaries from all over the world to Thailand, and South East Asian documentaries to the attention of professionals from other parts of the world.

Stephane Lambert, BKK DOC founder and festival director explains:
"All submitted films will be screened by a selection committee welcoming actors, directors, producers, distributors and entertainment professionals from different fields (TV, Cinemas, Platforms, Festivals) coming from all over the world."

The nominated and the awarded documentaries will have the opportunity to access a dedicated audience online (vod), and offline during the Festival to be held in Bangkok in December.
Awarded projects will be entitled to receive the BKK DOC statuette together with the Prestigious BKK DOC "DANCER Award", in the form of an original drawing by renowned Bangkok based news cartoonist Stephff.



Filmmakers from the Official Selection will be invited to exclusive webinar specially crafted by our Partners.





2021 Award Winners - Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - press release




It was with great honor that BKK DOC founder and festival director Stephane Lambert revealed the 2021 Bangkok International Documentary Award winners.
full list here:

In the 2021 festival, BKK DOC has continued to offer participating filmmakers enhanced exposure and distribution opportunities under the theme of “Visions on Asia.”

#BKKDOC 2021 is a success, with over 200 submissions from 40 different countries from all over the world. The competition was tough, making the task of our 138 international judges even more difficult than last year .


Best Documentary Feature

The Six 《六人》
by Arthur Jones / China


Best Series Documentary

Moo! The epic horns

by Xavier Lefebvre / France

Trailer :


Best Short Documentary

‘HIGHLAND’ - How to live in a land of monopoly from

by Rawee Piriyapongsak / Thailand

Trailer :


Best First Time Producer of a Documentary

Cirque du Cambodia

by Joel Gershon / USA



Best First Time Director of a Documentary


by Kisei Kobayashi / Japan



Best Archive Documentary

EMPRESS MICHIKO The Strength of the Reed

by Anne-Sophie Chaumier Le Comte / France



Best All Time Classic Documentary

Post Modern Korea

by TaeWoong Lee / South Korea



Best VR Documentary

Day One

by Beyond The Frame / Japan



Best Thai Documentary

The Hornbill Lady

by Yupa Petcharit / Thailand



Best Chinese Documentary

Inside the Red Brick Wall

by Ying E Chi / Hong Kong



Best Asian Documentary

The Chinese Footprint

by Bonaventure Tain and Chua Li Li / Singapore



Best Woman Director Documentary

You Are the Days to Come

by Yang Yang / Sweden



Best Minority-Related Documentary

The lowlives of Osaka

by HoKyung Lee / South Korea



Best Sport Documentary


by Mark Bochsler / Canada



Best Music Documentary

The Sound of Us

by Chris Gero / USA



Best Travel Documentary

Musoon, Across the Universe

by Seung-suk NAM / South Korea



Best Food Documentary


By Heimo Aga / Austria




The award winners were announced online All trailers are also available on Vimeo [

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BKK DOC highly appreciates the dedication from juries and want to sincerely thank every one of them for their trust, support, and advice to the festival.

For more information about the Bangkok International Documentary Awards, visit

International Jury:

Award Winners: Official Selection:




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