Talks, panels and debates with directors, producers, journalists, artists, editors, musicians, campaigners, distributors, influencers, screenwriters, politicians, designers, curators, commissioners, archivists, activists, authors, historians, presenters, anthropologists, cinematographers, vloggers, a slumflower, a blockbuster, a cosmic archaeologist, and a Strictly winner,... to inform, challenge and inspire.

Recordings of the talks & sessions from both this year and previous Festivals are available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel and iTunes


  1. In Conversation with Werner Herzog
    In Conversation with Werner Herzog

    One of the greatest living filmmakers, who battled Klaus Kinski on the set of Aguirre, Wrath of God, dragged a ship over a hill for Fitzcarraldo and famously ate his own shoe on film after a losing bet, joined us to discuss his acclaimed career.

  2. Paul Greengrass in Conversation
    Paul Greengrass in Conversation

    Director Paul Greengrass joined journalist, broadcaster and curator Danny Leigh to discuss his work and the need to make the film industry accessible to talent from working class backgrounds.

  3. Doc/Fest Exchange
    Doc/Fest Exchange

    Everyday of the festival the Exchange hosts a range of in conversations, panel discussions and special screenings inspired by films and immersive and interactive projects from across the Doc/Fest programme.