• Behind the Beats
    Behind the Beats

    The best of music on film – from the birth of the blues to internet music composing.

  • Best of British
    Best of British

    Showcasing the best of documentary and factual, produced here in the UK.

  • Close Up: Pennebaker
    Close Up: Pennebaker

    One of the pioneers of documentary filmmaking joins us with co-director Chris Hegedus with their latest film 'Unlocking the Cage'. Also screening are classics 'Don’t Look Back' and 'Monterey Pop'.

  • Euro/Doc

    Connect with the continent with the best new documentaries from Europe.

  • Food & Wine
    Food & Wine

    Some of the most mouth-watering and thirst-inducing films you will see.

  • Get Up & Dance
    Get Up & Dance

    All that is dance – including sublime ballet films, contemporary choreography and voguing.

  • Global Encounters
    Global Encounters

    We take you on a tour around the world with a compelling array of stories, people and places.

  • Instigators & Agitators
    Instigators & Agitators

    Listen to the stories of those who commit their lives to revolt, radicalism and protest to strive for social change.

  • Ken Loach Retrospective
    Ken Loach Retrospective

    Notable UK director Ken Loach, known for his socialist realist style and champion of social issues on film, joins us in a rare conversation.

  • No Place Like Home
    No Place Like Home

    These stories of migration, displacement, diaspora and homelessness define the 21st century world on the move.

  • Outdoor Adventure
    Outdoor Adventure

    Outdoor-themed films: diving, trekking, race car driving and surfing – from around the globe.

  • Outdoor Screen
    Outdoor Screen

    Some of the best feature and short documentaries from the programme screen day and night at Beijing Screen on Howard Street and Guardian Screen on Tudor Square. Free admission.

  • Queer Screen
    Queer Screen

    Six LGBT-themed docs ranging from Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, about the iconoclast photographer, to Kiki, showcasing dancers in Brooklyn.

  • Remembering Chantal Akerman
    Remembering Chantal Akerman

    Four films by and about the late Chantal Akerman, whose profound and unforgettable films transformed elements of everyday life into sublime cinematic reflections.

  • Short Doc Programme
    Short Doc Programme

    Dynamic and creative shorts from the world’s most original voices are presented in this unique programme.

  • Special Events
    Special Events

    Opening and closing night gala events and groundbreaking film, performance, and musical moments – the unforgettable highlights of your Doc/Fest experience.