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Doc in a day

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Behind the scenes

'Doc in a day' - a 36-hour documentary filmmaking competition.

 

We gather on a Saturday morning at 10am to network and create teams. At 11am we announce a theme. Participants have until 11pm on Sunday to shoot, edit and send their final film! (1-6 mins long).

 

The films are shown about a week later at a fun screening event, where documentary film professionals give feedback on the films and announce a winner and runner up.

The winning teams get to visit Oscar nominated documentary film production company Spring Films. They also have the opportunity to pitch an idea to them, if they have one.

Watch the films

Doc in a Day | Winning and Runners up Films

Doc in a Day | Winning and Runners up Films

Doc in a Day | Winning and Runners up Films
Driver | Doc in a Day theme 'Faith' Winner
06:10
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Driver | Doc in a Day theme 'Faith' Winner

London Documentary Network
Polygraph Test | Doc In a Day theme 'Truth' Winner
04:34
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Polygraph Test | Doc In a Day theme 'Truth' Winner

London Documentary Network
The Relationship Game | Doc in a Day theme 'Reflection' | Winner
03:35
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The Relationship Game | Doc in a Day theme 'Reflection' | Winner

London Documentary Network
Every day the same thing | Doc In a Day theme 'Truth' Runner up
05:18
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Every day the same thing | Doc In a Day theme 'Truth' Runner up

London Documentary Network

The Doc in
a day experience

​Hear from some of the participants of the first Doc in a day talk about their experience of making a documentary film in a weekend!

It's a hectic weekend packed with lots of fun, learning and teamwork.

Anyone can take part...

  • Some people come on their own, having never competed before. Some with years of experience and professional equipment, some want to make their very first doc this weekend!

  • People who have competed in previous competitions come back, to try again.

  • Previous organisers of the event come back to compete. It's why they got involved, they love it.

  • People can come on their own or with a friend to make a bigger team, or they come with a whole ready made crew. Everyone is welcome. 

 

There are so many skills needed to make a documentary - having a good eye for a story or access to a subject can be just as important as having a good camera. For new people at the event, who want to find a team, we try to help you form one with a healthy mix of skills and experience, using a sticker system when you arrive.

The next
Doc in
a day

Check our Facebook or Meetup.com pages.

Survival

Guide

For those who like the detail. We've packed loads of advice into our 'Survival Guide' which you can view by clicking the image above.

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