• Our Planet, Shorts

    Dip into our specially curated series of short films to revolutionise how we might imagine the health of our planet.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. Get there quick – visit Oatly on Tudor Square daily from 10am, complimentary coffee only available whilst stock lasts!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Encountering Virtual Realities

    The Waiting Room is a smartphone documentary and VR project through which director Victoria Mapplebeck explores her breast cancer journey from diagnosis to recovery - from waiting rooms, to ultrasound scans, and chemotherapy sessions. Join Victoria, oncologist Dr Anna Rigg ,Professor Mandy Rose and host, design researcher Caroline Ward (Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design) to discuss what nonfiction VR offers to documentary film and health.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Perspectives on Reality

    Join Unlimited artists including Anna Berry in conversation with Unlimited’s Jo Verrent and a neuroscientist to explore differences in perceptual reality and the important role of art, technology and creative difference.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Changing Visions of Home

    Home movies take up a strange space in archives; they offer insight into lives, but are often clumsily made and aimless. This special film programme features archive clips of middle class films of holidays and picnics in the 1950s, video of childhood moments, to the future of mass media in vlogs, to show how style and aims of films have changed in response to technological advancements. Join the curators, Barbican Young Programmers, for screening and Q&A.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. Get there quick – visit Oatly on Tudor Square daily from 10am, complimentary coffee only available whilst stock lasts!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. Get there quick – visit Oatly on Tudor Square daily from 10am, complimentary coffee only available whilst stock lasts!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. Get there quick – visit Oatly on Tudor Square daily from 10am, complimentary coffee only available whilst stock lasts!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. Get there quick – visit Oatly on Tudor Square daily from 10am, complimentary coffee only available whilst stock lasts!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq talks….

    Comedian, rapper and all-round sensation Michael Dapaah (aka Big Shaq) joins Karen Gabay (BBC radio host and TV producer) to discuss how he gets his message to the masses: whether communicating with his 1.4million Instagram followers, the 325 million viewers of his viral music video Man’s Not Hot, or the hundreds of thousands of fans who tune into his YouTube mockumentary series #SWIL (Somewhere In London)

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Dodgeon, Iain
    Dodgeon, Iain

    Director, Science & Research Entertainment Exchange , Wellcome

  • Living with Robots

    Drawing inspiration from the documentary, Hi, AI, in which humanoid robots work, shop, sing and go to the movies, ethicist Professor Andy Miah, cognitive psychologist, Dr Maria Panagiotidi and Afrofuturist, Florence Okoye join sociologist Dr Stevienna De Saille, to delve into a world in which humanoid robots become part of our everyday lives. How might this change how we are cared for, how we care for others, and how we live together in the future?

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • We Are Neurodiverse

    What began as an experiment has become
    a movement. Over the past four years 104 Films have been developing new neurodiverse filmmakers in Bristol. Come and marvel at these new films, experience a different way of looking at the world and meet the directors behind them. Join the movement!

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Meet the Makers (Alternate Realities): Zoyander Street; Georgie Pinn

    Venture into the realm of Alternate Realities – hear from the creators of immersive and interactive reality experiences that open up new perspectives on the health of the planet.

    In this session:

    - Zoyander Street discusses his playful gender identity installation, Interactive Portraits: trans people in Japan, which weaves together a tactile fabric installation and a nostalgic retro gaming style experience

    - Georgie Pinn discusses her deeply moving interactive installation Echo, a reflection on identity and empathy explored through a bank of human stories

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Our Planet, Shorts

    Dip into our specially curated series of short films to revolutionise how we might imagine the health of our planet.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • A Conversation with Jeremy Deller

    Join the Turner prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and Site Gallery Creative Director Sharna Jackson to explore the ability of art and social movements to illuminate the politics of everyday life.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Climate Stories: New Strategies

    Climate communication is more critical than ever before. This session, hosted by Isabel Shapiro (DocSociety), unpicks the strategy behind Doc Society's new Climate Story Lab initiative, inviting a panel of filmmakers and experts, including broadcaster and Wellcome Engagement Fellow Sara Keeney and Lauren Jones of the Sheffield Climate Alliance, to reflect on how radical collaboration and creative communication can make climate stories go further.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Meet the Makers: Power of Podcasts

    Journalists and documentary makers often get to the heart of the action on the ground, bringing different voices to feature in coverage of the news. Covering social movements and social justice present unique challenges in this regard. Join Elizabeth Cassin, the producer of Guardian podcast, Today in Focus and Jo Meek (Prison Radio Association) to explore the power of podcasts.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Food Matters

    Join artist Maya Chowdhry, community food expert Mama D, Rick Watson of Sheffield Climate Alliance and food researcher Professor Bhavani Shankar to explore revelations, contradictions and journeys around food, where it comes from, how it nourishes us and impacts our health.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Living Off Grid

    Join journalist, Katy Vans, and a range of experts, including Piet Defoe (Townhead Offgrid community) and Naomi Mwasambili (CEO, Chanua Health) to explore the possibilities of living modern life generating your own energy, heat, water, sanitation and food.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Meet the Maker (Alternate Realities): Viktorija Mickute

    Venture into the realm of Alternate Realities – hear from the creators of immersive and interactive reality experiences that open up new perspectives on the health of the planet.

    In this session:

    - Viktorija Mickute discusses her urgent 360 VR film, The Curse of Palm Oil, taking you into the Malaysian rainforest to see the devastating affects of palm oil plantations on the environment and tribal communities

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Meet the Makers (Alternate Realities): Darren Emerson; Tamara Shogaolu

    Venture into the realm of Alternate Realities – hear from the creators of immersive and interactive reality experiences that open up new perspectives on the health of the planet.

    In this session:

    - Darren Emerson discusses his 360 VR project, Common Ground, a journey through the Aylesbury Estate and a stark reflection on social housing, gentrification and social cleansing

    - Tamara Shogaolu discusses her 360 VR installation Another Dream, a heartrending story of two women forced to choose between love and their homeland of Egypt

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Meet the Makers (Alternate Realities): Kelsey Boncato & Daniel Oldham; Frederik Duerinck

    Venture into the realm of Alternate Realities – hear from the creators of immersive and interactive reality experiences that open up new perspectives on the health of the planet.

    In this session:

    - Kelsey Boncato and Daniel Oldham discuss their Virtual Reality project, Forest, a journey through hand-drawn bristlecone pine trees to a soundtrack of earthy electro

    - Frederik Duerinck discusses his unique installation, Algorithmic Perfumery, a machine that uses Artificial Intelligence and personal data to create a unique scent for every visitor

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Building Blocks

    Barbican Young Programmers alumni T A P E present a screening of music videos in quasi-documentary style, which spotlight the architecture and sub-cultures of different neighbourhoods, cities and countries. Each stands apart in terms of the people, language and story, yet they are united by how places shape and define the individuals that exist within them. Join the curators, T A P E, for screening and Q&A.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Our Planet, Our Health

    Human-induced climate change is a fact, a UK climate emergency has been declared, but what can we do? Join activist Joshua Hall of Extinction Rebellion Sheffield, artist Hwa Young Jung, geographer Professor Anson MacKay, environmental economist Professor Elizabeth Robinson and Jenny Carpenter of Sheffield Climate Alliance to consider the challenges we face and to explore solutions. This session also draws on themes raised by documentary, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Fighting Shame + Q&A

    Guardian Documentary Fighting Shame documents a group of women who use everyday items to tell of the sacrifices and difficult choices they face, and the community initiatives they have launched in an attempt to tackle the shame surrounding poverty and make policy makers listen. Join the producer-director, Sally Ogden and contributors and production team, Sarah Sweeney, Mary Brennan, Christine Issacs, Amina junior Weston and Amina senior Weston talking to Abigail Scott Paul, Exec Producer (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) for this special screening and conversation. The film is the result of a successful pitch made by the women and filmmakers in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Guardian Films pitch last year.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • What If? Jonathan Pie Versus the Age of Stupid

    The first global climate school strike on March 15th this year coincided with the tenth anniversary of the solar-powered, green-carpet premiere of climate change blockbuster The Age of Stupid. This special event with director Franny Armstrong and comedian Tom Walker (aka YouTube star Jonathan Pie) discusses the small matters of what we must do to avoid extinction and whether the climate crisis is all the media’s fault.

    6pm - Screening of The Age of Stupid
    7.30pm - Discussion open to all

    This event may contain adult themes and language. Recommended age rating 15+

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange programme bringing together a specially curated programme of free talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet.

    Supported by Wellcome.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Krall Fry, Maia
    Krall Fry, Maia

    Head of Knowledge and Creative Communities, Science and Research Entertainment Exchange, Wellcome Trust

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