Discovering, Exhibiting and Championing compelling music documentaries.
The Music Documentary Festival.
9th annual edition, focused exclusively on showcasing amazing national and international non-fiction music films, covering all genres of music!
Central London, November film festival of 25+ Premiere feature music docs.
Plus Q&As, gigs, and DJ sets themed on the films.
Simultaneously, 11 UK regional city editions, featuring 7 films selected from our London
programme screening across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Exeter, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Newcastle, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff and Sheffield.
2016 Opening Night: World Premiere - BFI Southbank - Gregory Porter: Don't Forget Your Music x 2 sold-out live Q&As with GP.
2017 Opening Night: World Premiere - Picturehouse Central - A Winding Road: A Ramble With Richard Thompson live Q&A with RT
2018 Opening Night: World Premiere Barbican - Slow Club: Our Most Brilliant Friends live Q&A with band
2018 London Premiere - Barbican - Chilly Gonzales: Shut Up and Play The Hits live Q&A with CG plus Jarvis Cocker
2018 World Premiere - Picturehouse Central - About A Badly Drawn Boy live Q&A with BDB
2019 Opening Night: London Premiere - Barbican - PJ Harvey: A Dog Called Money live Q&A with Dir Seamus Murphy
2019 Opening Night: World Premiere - Rio Cinema - Disco Confessions: John Morales A Life In The Mix live Q&A with JM
2019 World Premiere - Rio Cinema - Rip Up The Road: A Film About Foals live Q&A with the band
2019 Closing Event: UK Premiere - Curzon Soho - David Crosby: Remember My Name
2020 Opening Night: World Premiere - BFI Southbank - Kelly Jones: Don't Let The Devil Take Another Day live Q&A with KJ hosted by Fearne Cotton
2020 Opening Night: UK Premiere - Alexandra Palace Theatre - Phill Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away live Q&A with Dir. Emer Reynolds
2020 Closing Night: World Premiere - Genesis Cinema - The Streets: None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Live Alive, live Q&A featuring The Streets’ Mike Skinner (Cancelled due to lockdown #2)
Award - Certificate
Best Documentary, selected from a short-list of 6 films from our London festival programme of 25 premiere feature docs.
Follow this link for our 2021 Jury bios https://www.docnrollfestival.com/about/festival-jury/
We only accept non-fiction MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES for entry!
Films cannot be available online prior to us screening them.
Films with UK, European, International or World Premiere status will be given preference in the selection process.
***Submission to the festival implies acceptance of all of the following regulations***
Feature Films: download links to DCPs must be supplied for screening.
Physical DCPs not accepted!
Doc'n Roll Film Festival is hereby granted the right to use an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for UK screenings, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
THE SUBMITTER -
shall indemnify and hold harmless Doc'n Roll Film Festival and Doc'n Roll Films Ltd. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
All FEATURE films selected must be submitted in DCP format with a backup Bluray disc.
Other film formats will not be accepted.
***This deadline must be respected***
SHIPPING DEADLINE FOR THE SCREENING COPY
The DCP screening copy of the selected film must be received by Doc'n Roll Film Festival by 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 at the latest.
***This deadline must be respected***
The films selected for the festival cannot be withdrawn from the Festival once confirmation of its participation in Doc'n Roll Film Festival London has been received following the official email notification of its selection.
The production company confirms that all archive material, music, audio and image rights of the persons in the film have been cleared for UK screenings.
SHIPPING COSTS OF THE SCREENING COPY
Shipping costs and custom duties to the UK must be paid by the sender.
With regard to the return of the screening copy - the Festival pays the shipping
costs back to the recipient only, to the exclusion of all other costs (import duties, VAT, storage, etc.).
THE ADMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE