Visual Documentary Project


The Visual Documentary Project accepts documentary submissions from Asian filmmakers and, through film screenings, introduces them to a wider audience in Japan. The theme for this year is “Popular Culture and Southeast Asia!”.


Southeast Asia: a region rich in popular cultural traditions. How do popular music, art, literature, theatre, comedy, dance, sport and film, move people in Southeast Asia? What makes them laugh, cry and feel? Inspire us! For 2018, we open up the visual documentary project to documentaries that capture popular cultures across the region.


Open for submission from now until August 31, 2018.

We look forward to your applications!


For details, please visit the Visual Documentary Project 2018 webpage.