Talks, panels and debates with directors, producers, journalists, artists, editors, musicians, campaigners, distributors, influencers, screenwriters, politicians, designers, curators, commissioners, archivists, activists, authors, historians, presenters, anthropologists, cinematographers, vloggers, a slumflower, a blockbuster, a cosmic archaeologist, and a Strictly winner,... to inform, challenge and inspire.

Recordings of the talks & sessions from both this year and previous Festivals are available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel and iTunes


  1. In Conversation with Werner Herzog
    In Conversation with Werner Herzog

    One of the greatest living filmmakers, who battled Klaus Kinski on the set of Aguirre, Wrath of God, dragged a ship over a hill for Fitzcarraldo and famously ate his own shoe on film after a losing bet, joins us to discuss his acclaimed career.

  2. Paul Greengrass in Conversation
    Paul Greengrass in Conversation

    Director Paul Greengrass joins journalist, broadcaster and curator Danny Leigh to discuss his work and the need to make the film industry accessible to talent from working class backgrounds.

  3. Desert Island Docs: Nick Hornby
    Desert Island Docs: Nick Hornby

    Known for the novels Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy, which have all been adapted into hugely popular films, Nick will discuss his own work and the documentaries that have inspired his writing.