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WHAT?

Doc'n Roll is a female-led film agency that platforms and champions marginal voices in the music industry; we are passionate about independent film and music of all genres. Our mission is to celebrate music subcultures by providing a unique platform to support creative, compelling and unforgettable documentaries that celebrate the performers, labels, scenes and stories.

Doc'n Roll began life in 2013, when we launched the UK's Music Documentary Film Festival, convinced it was time to show some love to under-the-radar indie music documentaries that were all too often ignored by risk-averse film programmers.

Eight years on, via our annual festival in London and around the UK, and one-off and special screenings, we provide our audience with the opportunity to watch these great documentaries in great cinemas, as they were designed to be watched: LOUD.

In 2017, owing to strong demand from both filmmakers and audiences, Doc'n Roll expanded to include a sales, distribution and consulting service. We excel in finding theatrical, non-theatrical and direct-to-consumer routes to market for independent music documentaries across the UK and Europe.

In 2019, we launched another UK first, Doc'n Roll TV, our worldwide on-demand streaming platform that allows us to present a host of new and classic music documentaries to viewers at home.


WHO?

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
Nadia Erlam - Social Media Manager
Fiona Johnston - Volunteer Coordinator
Johanna Smith - Jury Coordinator
Karen Shook - Communications

WHEN/WHERE?

The 8th edition of Doc'n Roll Film Festival, our headline, BFI-supported November festival, will take a hybrid form and run both online and across six London cinemas from 28 October to 14 November 2021. Simultaneously, our BFI-supported regional city festivals bring a "Best of the fest" selection of great docs to 11 regional cities: Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Exeter, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool and Cardiff!

We also programme "Best of the fest" encore screenings and special one-offs throughout the year in London.

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.


WHY DOC'N ROLL?

Not gonna lie: music documentaries are what we're all about. International festival directors and programmers, music film commissioning editors, VOD platform curators and music venue bookers are our BFFs.