Festival De Cine Documental Musical Dock Of The Bay

Dock of the Bay is a festival focussed on the dissemination of non-fiction films addressing the extensive world of music in its different thematic and formal aspects.


Del 2 May 2022
al 7 May 2022
San Sebastián,
País Vasco
Call for entries: 15 December, 2021
Deadlines: 15 March, 2022
Tasas: 5-7

Dock of the Bay will have different sections in its programme. There will be two sections in competition:

– International Feature Film Competition Section: The length of the films must be more than 60 minutes.

– Short Film Competition Section – Films must be no longer than 30 minutes. The Organisation reserves the option to include longer films.


The submitted works must be:

• Non-fiction films on the subject of any aspect of the music world, as well as films experimenting with the limits of conventional narrative, provided that the focus of their discourse is music.

• The duration of the films will not exceed 30 minutes.

• All films selected by the Festival will be presented in their original version, with Spanish subtitles (if the original version of the film is not in Spanish).

• Film submissions will be formalised by the producers, directors, or legal representatives of the works.

• Only films produced more than 12 months prior to the Festival’s opening dates are eligible to participate in the Festival.

• The films selected for the official section must have their premiere in Gipuzkoa at the Dock of the Bay Festival, and must not have been released in commercial theaters, digital platforms or on VOD.

• For their screening, only copies in DCP format will be accepted.

• It is mandatory that DCPs be produced by professional laboratories. In the case that the materials submitted do not have this format, the creation of a DCP will be charged to those responsible of the film.

• In the case of submissions of a DCP through a digital link, the Festival will have a platform available to make this transmission.

• If the DCP is in physical format, shipping costs will be at the expense of the film. As well as the returns of the material.


• Dock of the Bay International Feature Film Award: 2,000 euros
• Dock of the Bay Best Short Film Award: 1,000 euros
• Other Awards still to be specified.

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