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 2022 winner:
Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande

Commended by the jury:
This is National Wake
Rewind and Play: Thelonious Monk

Also shortlisted for 2022:
Lee Fields: A Faithful Man
God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: Detroit Techno
What You Could Not Visualise: Rema-Rema

Award winners from 2015 to 2021

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