This documentary film festival has been organized by the Liberation War Museum since 2006. Now it has become the premier documentary festival in Bangladesh. Through this festival, Bangladeshi as well as international filmmakers get the opportunity to showcase their films on human rights themes. Two separate awards are provided for the films, which are in the competition section, both in the national & international categories. Bangladesh documentary filmmakers can submit their recently made documentary films for an award category, for which LWM provides 100,000 taka. Award money for films in the international category is USD 1000. Apart from regular jurors, a youth jury is also formed with young filmmakers & film students, for which the youth jury selects two separate films in both categories for awards.