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This project is a three-year study of the UK feature-length documentary film industry: that section of the film and television industries dedicated to the production of feature-length documentaries for theatrical or broadcast exhibition.

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  • © Dartmouth Films, A Cambodian Spring (Chris Kelly, 2018)
  • © On the Corner, Amy (Asif Kapadia, 2013)
  • © Hakawati, Even When I Fall (Sky Neal, Kate McLarnon, 2017)
  • © Arrow Media, Under the Wire (Chris Martin, 2018)

The project has three core objectives:

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INDUSTRY LANDSCAPES

To work with key organisations from across the industry’s subsectors to map the industry and analyse its operation.

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INDUSTRY HISTORIES

To historicise the formation of the UK’s feature documentary industry and explore the key factors that have shaped its development.

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INDUSTRY FUTURES

To investigate the criticisms and challenges that the UK feature documentary industry faces and explore how these might be addressed.

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