• The Great Hack

  • The Whickers Pitch

    Who will be awarded the coveted £80,000 Film & TV Funding Award to make their first feature-length documentary? The Whickers Pitch brings together five emerging directors to pitch their non-fiction projects to a panel of industry judges. Come and support the finalists, be your own armchair judge and bear witness as the legacy of pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker brings another exceptional documentary idea to life.

  • Underestimate the Girl + Kate Nash Live

    Kate Nash will be performing following a screening of Underestimate the Girl.

    Part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network

  • Meet the Festivals

    Advance sign up required. A rush queue will be in operation.

    Join this session to connect with representatives from international festivals and doc markets. Take the chance to ask about programming, submissions, pitching opportunities and festival strategy.

  • UKTV: Meet the Commissioners

    With established channel brands including Dave, W, Gold and Yesterday, delivering an eye-catching and innovative mix of original programming, UKTV is an award-winning multichannel broadcaster. Its commissioning team are giving the greenlight to more productions than ever before, so join Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment, Hilary Rosen, and senior commissioning editor Helen Nightingale to find out what they’re on the lookout for, which factual and fact ent shows get them excited, and what shows are working well on their channels.

  • Meet the Filmmakers Drinks

    The Doc/Fest film programme team welcome you to gather at Tamper, where you can raise a glass or two to the talented directors and producers behind this year’s film programme. Share stories, share a drink, and share the rest of your week with these awesome documentary makers.

  • Drinks with the Nordics

    Scandinavian Films and Nordisk Panorama are delighted to welcome industry delegates to Ambulo at Millennium Gallery. Join them for drinks and to meet the Nordic talent presenting their films and projects at the festival and the MeetMarket, alongside the Nordic film institutes.

    Supported by Scandinavian Film and Nordisk Panorama

  • Reinventing the Celebrity BioPic

    Why choose the unlikely figure of Jade Goody to explore the subject of social change in modern Britain? How do Hollywood stars become receptacles for alternative narratives of World War Two? As part of a filmmaking trend that started with OJ Simpson: Made in America, this panel looks at how documentary makers are now looking past the obvious politicians, dignitaries and royals to the lives of unapologetically pop culture figures in order to uncover surprising and unconventional social and historical narratives about who we are.

    Speakers to be confirmed soon.

    Supported by Channel 4

  • Meet the Sales Agents

    International sales agents can help a film find distribution partners in markets worldwide, often inputting into marketing and festival strategy. In this session, executives from a range of international sales companies will introduce themselves, explain their approach to acquisitions – what they’re looking for – and share examples of films they have recently worked on. Following the presentations, there will be time for delegates to connect with sales agents and exchange business cards.