Documentary is bigger
than a document
Doker has stemmed from the small cinema club. All the organizers of the Festival are active documentary filmmakers, so it is extremely important for them to be careful and respectful of documentaries and to popularize it as much as possible in Russia.
Annually DOKer receives more than 2,000 applications from around the world. We have participants not just from Europe and North America, but many filmmakers from lesser-known Asian, African, South American and Oceanian also take part in the festival.
DOKer is the only Documentary Film Festival in Russia where the professional jury evaluates separately the work of the director, the cinematographer, the sound director and the film editor.