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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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  • © The Reason I Jump (dir Jerry Rothwell, 2020) © Met Film 3
  • © Into the Inferno (dir. Werner Herzog, 2016) © Spring Films
  • © The Whalebone Box (Andrew Kotting, 2020)
  • © Evelyn (Orlando von Einsiedel, 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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