About Us


Vanessa LobonCEO: Producer & Programmer - email

Colm Forde - Founder: Acquisitions, Distribution & Programmer - email

Morven Masterton - Doc'n Roll Scotland Director & Shorts Programmer

Anne Marie McGregor - Festival Producer

Bruna Amaral - Head of Photography

Jonny Dylon - Social Media Manager

Fiona Johnston - Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Shook - Communications


Doc'n Roll began life in 2013 as the UK's Music Documentary Film Festival.

In 2016, due to strong demand from both filmmakers and audiences, we branched out to include a sales, distribution and consulting service. We excel in finding both theatrical and non-theatrical routes to market for independent music docs across the UK & Europe.

In 2019 we launched another UK first - Doc'n Roll TV our worldwide on-demand streaming platform.

We celebrate music subcultures by providing a unique platform to support the wealth of creative, compelling and unforgettable documentaries that celebrate the performers, labels, scenes and stories.

We are passionate about independent film and music across all genres, and we provide our audience with the opportunity to watch these films as they were designed to be watched: LOUD. We launched Doc'n Roll Film Fest in 2014, convinced it was time to show some love to the under-the-radar indie music docs that all too often were being ignored by risk-averse film programmers. 



Our headline, BFI-supported annual November festival will take a hybrid form and run both online and across six London cinemas. Opening at BFI Southbank on Nov 4th, it runs til 15 November 2020.

Additionally in London, we programme year-round "Best of the fest" encore screenings.

Our London festival is followed by our BFI-supported regional city festivals that bring the "Best of the fest" selection to our favourite music-loving cities around the UK.

Between March - July 2021, we'll be in Liverpool / Brighton / Glasgow Edinburgh / Dundee / Nottingham / Newcastle / Hull / Sheffield / Manchester / Bristol / Exeter / Derby!

Keep up to date on the Doc'n Roll tour via our email list, and by following our regional festivals on Facebook: Doc'n Roll ScotlandDoc'n Roll ManchesterDoc'n Roll LiverpoolDoc'n Roll Bristol, Doc'n Roll BrightonDoc'n Roll Nottingham, Doc'n Roll Exeter, Doc'n Roll Sheffield, Doc'n Roll Newcastle and Doc'n Roll Hull.