At Outer Docs, we believe in recognizing as many deserving films as possible. We use ranked choice voting, ensuring that each of our ten different awards goes to a different film!
Films are judged by a jury of passionate, creative and dedicated indie filmmakers who know what is like to dare to be different.
We love great films, but we really love great films with great filmmakers in attendance. Filmmakers who attend Outer Docs, whether local or from out of town, will be treated with gracious hospitality!
We celebrate the strange, different and unusual and invite documentary films of all styles and subjects.
Don't like paying fees? Neither do we. So we keep them low.
Yes, that's right! We know filmmaking takes a lot of time, energy and money, so we are proud to be one of a small group of festivals where top winners WALK AWAY WITH CASH PRIZES.
At Outer Docs we run all our films one-at-a-time ensuring an inclusive, cohesive and memorable filmmaker and audience experience.