The Doc'n Roll Jury Award for Documentary of the Year is an annual honour chosen by our Festival Jury. They bestow the award to the best of the best of the music documentary films screened at our annual Doc'n Roll London festival. 

The 2023 winner is Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill, directed by Brian Lindstrom and Andy Brown.

The 2023 jury also awarded Honourable Mention to Free Party: A Folk History, directed by Aaron Trinder.

Four other films were shortlisted for the 2023 award: The Session Man: Nicky Hopkins; Even Hell Has Its Heroes: Earth; TLC Forever; and Miucha, The Voice of Bossa Nova.

Award winners from 2015 to 2023

2023 Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill, directed by Andy Brown and Brian Lindstrom

2022 Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande, directed by Tim Mackenzie-Smith

2021 The Rumba Kings, directed by Alan Brain

2020 Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away, directed by Emer Reynolds

2019 The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion, directed by Farah X and Lisa Cortes

2018 Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, directed by Nicolas Jack Davies

2017 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, directed by Catherine Bainbridge

2016 Placebo: Alt-Russia, directed by Charlie Targett-Adams

2015 Morphine: Journey of Dreams, directed by Mark Shuman