Doc in a day
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
Driver | Doc in a Day theme 'Faith' Winner
Polygraph Test | Doc In a Day theme 'Truth' Winner
The Relationship Game | Doc in a Day theme 'Reflection' ***Winner***
Every day the same thing | Doc In a Day theme 'Truth' Runner up
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! Some people come to this competition with years of experience and professional equipment, some make their very first doc this weekend, Doc in a day caters for everyone! 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. We try to create teams with a healthy mix of skills and experience.
We've packed loads of advice into our 'Survival Guide' which you can view by clicking the image above.