Dear Filmmaker,

It’s our great pleasure to invite worldwide documentaries films to submit to our 6th ACAMPADOC International Documentary Film Festival held in La Villa de Los Santos (central region of Panama).

ACAMPADOC 2017 will be held from September 14th to 23th, with the aim of promoting intercultural discussion around our annual documentary topic: ‘Women and work‘.

We revel in discovering new talent. We don’t discriminate documentaries: shorts, features, HD, animation-DOCS and i-DOCS — all are welcome submissions. We mostly prefer that long feature films have not been shown around the Central America region before – we’re not so strict about shorts.

The best prize in AcampaDOC is to be accepted from hundreds of entries as one of approximately 20 shorts and 10 features that will be showcased at our Festival.

Be a part of ACAMPADOC Panamá. Send us a new, fresh and brilliant documentary film. If it’s accepted, the hardest part is over.

Best Regards,

ACAMPADOC Film Festival Team


ACAMPADOC, the only festival in Panama focusing on documentaries, proudly accepts entries until June 15th, 2017. Just click to submit your film using FilmFreeway…

FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Feel free to ask any question via our email :


ACAMPADOC IDFF is Central America’s first film festival specialized in documentaries. Winners are eligible for being included at #CINEALRESCATE  a non-profit network for distribution, promotion and exhibition that works all year round building audiences for Panamanian and international documentaries.

The festival has made documentary films fashionable in Panama, bringing popular interest with an official selection of documentary premieres in LatinAmerica. The support received from key national institutions (Ministry of Commerce and Industries, The Panamanian Film Commission / DICINE, National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), Municipal Cultural Departments of La Villa de Los Santos and Colón Province, confirms its path.

The festival cooperates with several non governmental organizations and local Festivals. In 2015, ACAMPADOC has been included on the national report presented to UNESCO’s CONVENTION FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF THE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE in Namibia as the “Most Important Cultural Event in Panama that builds and promotes Intangible Cultural Heritage through documentaries”.

La Villa de Los Santos is ACAMPADOC‘s base camp for 6th year in a row, with an intensive program of filmmaking and educational activities: 15 FILM WORKSHOPS + 6 DOCUMENTARY SHOOTINGS AND EDITING TEAMS.

Visit to find out details about ACAMPADOC schedule and organizations attached to this initiative.

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