Each year, Documentary Edge celebrates excellence and achievement with presenting Awards during the Festival. Local and international awards are presented in various categories.


Doc Edge / NZ On Air 2016 Awards Call for Submission

NZ On Air is sponsoring two new award categories:

  • NZ On Air Best NZ Online Documentary or Factual Series - $2,500

  • NZ On Air Best NZ TV Documentary or Series - $2,500

Submission deadline is Friday 26 February 2016.

For more information and to make a submission, please click on the Entry Form


  • Documentary Edge International Super Hero Chris McDonald, Hot Docs, Canada


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  • Documentary Edge International Super Hero Ally Derks, IDFA, The Netherlands

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  • Documentary Edge International Super Hero Steve James, Filmmaker,  USA


  • Documentary Edge International Super Hero Ally Derks, IDFA, The Netherlands



             Special Mention Dilli

             Special Mention Revenge of the Electric Car

             Special Mention The Carrier

             Special Mention Work Hard, Play Hard

             Special Mention Tahrir 2011 - The Good, the Bad and the Politician

             Special Mention Crime after Crime

             Special Mention The Flat

             Special Mention Kumare

             Special Mention Lemon


             Special Mention Prayers for Peace

             Special Mention Into Eternity

             Special Mention Landscapes at the World’s Ends





  • St Laurence Best NZ Short Doco: Black and White
  • St Laurence Best NZ Medium Doco: 4 Geese in a Flock
  • St Laurence Best NZ Feature Doco: Ghost Fleet
  • DOCNZ Best International Short Doco: Fine
  • DOCNZ Best International Medium Doco: Prostitution Behind the Veil
  • DOCNZ Best International Feature Doco: Me and My Parents, My Parents and I
  • DOCNZ International Feature Doco: Martyr Street
  • Screenrights Best Made for TV Doco: The Black Road
  • DOCNZ Best Emerging NZ Documentary Filmmaker: Kirsty MacDonald


  • Best NZ Short Documentary: Aeon
  • Best NZ Medium Documentary: Banana in a Nutshell
  • Best NZ Feature Documentary: Dark Horse