Policy Report

Opportunity Knocks: Towards a Documentary Film Policy

In 2019 we partnered with Doc Society to survey over 200 producers and directors working in the feature docs sector.

The survey data is being used as the basis for talks with policymakers on how to create a bespoke policy framework to support the UK’s feature docs sector.  It is the first step in a wider policy consultation process that will include interviews and focus groups with funders and commissioners, sales agents, distributors and exhibitors.

Join us at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2020 for the launch of Opportunity Knocks: Towards a Documentary Film Policy, based on the survey results, which aims to suggest vital recommendations for the sector.  This launch will be followed by a period of consultation before the recommendations are finalised.  Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place 4-9 June 2020.  The exact date of this launch event will be confirmed soon and details added to this page.

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