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Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

Fri 09 Jun / 09:30 – 11:00 / Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square

Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with the Doc/Fest Researchers attending the Festival from across the UK.


Shooting People Welcome Drinks Reception

Fri 09 Jun / 17:00 – 18:30 / Curzon Rooftop 


Kick off the Festival with independent filmmaker community Shooting People at our annual Doc/Fest shindig at the lovely Curzon Bar and Terrace. Connect with local filmmakers, industry guests, and fellow documentary lovers at the first drinks of the Festival. 


Alternate Realities Lates presented by FACT

Fri 9 June / 18:00 – 20:00 / Millennium Gallery

FACT presents a special late opening of the Alternate Realities Exhibition, featuring the latest in immersive VR and interactive artworks from emerging and established artists. Join us to celebrate the World Premiere of Future Aleppo, this year's winner of the Doc/Fest Alternate Realities commission, in partnership with FACT and supported by Arts Council England



Tudor Square by Night

Fri 09 Jun / 19:30 – 23:00 / Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square

Pre-party drinks and special evening surprises await alongside street food, a fully stocked bar and music each night at the Doc/Fest Exchange.


Queerama Opening Night Party

Fri 09 Jun / 21:45 ­– 01:00 / City Hall Ballroom

Following the World Premiere of our 2017 Opening Night Film Queerama, which documents the UK’s rollercoaster journey towards sexual equality, join us as we celebrate the progress that’s been made, and acknowledge the work that still remains. Catch up with Doc/Fest friends old and new, and celebrate queer culture with music from Nag Nag Nag LGBTQ+ club night legend Jonny Slut on decks.