With GlobeDocs, The Boston Globe furthers its reach as an organization dedicated to shedding light on the truth by presenting the work of filmmakers near and far who are also focused on telling important stories, large and small.

GlobeDocs holds monthly free screenings leading up to the annual festival. The annual GlobeDocs Film Festival is a six-day documentary festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston, is specifically curated to include a lively, hosted post-film conversation with Boston Globe journalists to turn screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue.

The fifth annual festival will take place on October 2 to 6, 2019 at the Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre. Please check back for details.




Audience Award

The GlobeDocs Film Festival will offer an Audience Award. Film goers will have an opportunity to vote at each screening they attend.

Winner of the 2018 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Film: THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED—directed by Assia Boundaoui
Winner of the 2018 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Short Film: TARIQ’S CUBE—directed by Amina Chaudary

Winner of the 2017 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Film: UNREST—Directed by Jennifer Brea
Winner of the 2017 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Short Film: RUNNIN’—Directed by Alex Hogan & Matthew Orr


The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award

The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award, established in 2014, supports visionary filmmakers with an annual grant while furthering Boston’s role as an epicenter of documentary film. Contributions to the fund have been donated by patrons of GlobeDocs throughout the year. Thank you to our many supporters.

Past Filmmaker Fund Award recipients: 2016: Sue Williams, Director, DEATH BY DESIGN 2015: Laura Poitras, Director, CITIZENFOUR, co-creator of Field of Vision




Press Release, September 20, 2018

Lobster War, October 4, 2018

Arts Fuse, October 9, 2018

Gloucester Times, October 9, 2018

Metro Boston, October 10, 2018

Boston.com, October 11, 2018

The Boston Globe, October 11, 2018

Patch.com, October 12, 2018

The Berkeley Beacon, October 25, 2018


Press Release, August 30, 2017

The Boston Globe, August 30, 2017

Nonfics, August 31, 2017

filmfestivals.com/Docs on the Spot, August 31, 2017

Indiewire, August 31, 2017

The Boston Globe, September 1, 2017





Board of Advisors

John Cooper

Director, Sundance Film Festival

Ted Dintersmith

Executive Producer, various documentaries

Lyda Kuth

Executive Director, LEF Foundation

Ken Burns


David Fialkow

Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance


Via Global Advisors Hunt’s Studio Allston Hotel Stella Artois Stella Cidre Ninety Plus Cellars


Alden & Harlow LEF Foundation Independent Film Festival of Boston WGBH Hops N Scotch HUBweek Boston Women’s Film Festival The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival