• GRANDMAS PROJECT sharing the world's most delicious heritage

    Recipes and stories from grandmas around the world, filmed by their grandchildren.

    A MeetMarket project from Doc/Fest 2013 call for filmmakers and projects

  • NAE PASARAN - an untold story of Chilean solidarity

    Scottish factory workers discover that their forgotten gesture of solidarity for Chile 40 years ago had incredible consequences.

    An SDI produced doc telling the story of a forgotten gesture of Scottish factory workers standing against Chile's Pinochet Regime.

  • GOLD

    A short documentary exploring personal identities and multiculturalism in present day Britain.

    A short doc from a previous Doc/Fest Youth Juror focusing on the exploration of British identity

  • The Age of Digital / Analogue

    Live video art performance with original electronic music, exploring the relationship between man, machine & landscape

    Multi award winning digital artist Sisi Lu's latest project exploring the relationship between man, machine and landscape.

  • TRINKETS & BEADS - THE SEQUEL

    Sequel to the multi award-winning film which helped kick oil companies out of the Amazon. 20 years later Big Oil is back!

    Sequel to the multi award-winning film which helped kick oil companies out of the Amazon.

  • Karen - an app that psychologically profiles you as you play

    Karen is a life coach and she is friendly. Too friendly. This groundbreaking app by Blast Theory mixes gaming and storytelling.

    A new app combining gaming and storytelling by our interactive friends at Blast Theory

  • NIAS - Point of Change (surfing documentary)

    The Girl, The Wave, The Point - An island changed by surfing, told through the eyes of a local girl, BONNE GEA , now on the ASC Tour...

    One of our Fast Track to Features trainees making a beautiful surfing doc

  • NUTS! The Story of the Goat Testicle Impotence Cure & More!

    Before Viagra there were goat testicle transplants, men w/ dreams & one unlikely hero. The stranger-than-fiction tale of John Brinkley!

    Mad tale of a pioneer and goat testicles from Our Nixon filmmaker

  • 'Born and Reared' - A documentary

    A documentary film weaving together a tapestry of contemporary male stories of identity set in post conflict Northern Ireland in 2014.

    An important exploration into post-conflict identity and society in Northern Ireland through storytelling

  • A DIVORCE BEFORE MARRIAGE - A Film About I Like Trains

    After the loss of their record deal, we document three years in the lives of I Like Trains as five artists navigate a brave new world.

    Local story, beautifully shot from top young UK doc-makers!

  • Deptford Cinema Digital Projector

    A community-based not-for-profit cinema in Lewisham, South-East London, needs your help to acquire a digital projector.

    A plucky set of youngsters are building a new cinema for the community in South East London, can you help?

  • STARCROSS - A SHORT FILM

    STARCROSS is a story of doomed love in the 21st Century.

    Innovative fact-fiction hybrid from a new UK talent. Real DIY grassroots filmmaking.

  • Sunset Over Selungo

    An inspiring new documentary to help the Penan tribe of Borneo protect their rainforest home.

    2014 Doc/Fest Videotheque film helping the Penan tribe of Borneo protect their rainforest home.

  • By Our Selves - a film by Andrew Kötting

    Andrew Kötting's film By Our Selves retraces John Clare's journey from Epping Forest to Northamptonshire accompanied by a straw bear.

    One of the UK's top artist-filmmakers goes into the woods with a loosely factual story of straw bears and traveling

  • BIGHT OF THE TWIN

    In the search for the origin of Vodun in Ouidah, Benin, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is serendipitously initiated into the 'Twin Fetish'.

    Superstar of the avant garde punk scene Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in a tale of voodoo and mystery. What could go wrong?

  • The Ballad of Shirley Collins

    Between 1959 & 1980 Shirley Collins changed the course of folk music in England & America. Thirty years after disappearing, she's back.

    Legendary folk singer getting a legendary doc made about her. We love Shirley.

  • The Viking of 6th Avenue

    The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure.

    We've been involved with this epic doc about an epic music legend for years. Moondog deserves this beautiful doc being made about him.

  • ALMOST SUNRISE - a documentary about an epic journey

    ALMOST SUNRISE tells the story of two friends, Tom and Anthony, who embark on an epic journey to heal from their time in combat.

    MeetMarkt 2014 project in search of your support. We love these guys.

  • Unlocking the Cage: a new documentary

    Follows attorney Steve Wise’s fight to give animals personhood rights and break down the legal wall separating them from humans.

    Heroes of documentary, Penny and Hegedus, funding their new doc about a remarkable lawyer advocating for animals. We're so behind this.

  • East End Film Festival

    Help London's East End Film Festival keep creating free and accessible film events for everyone from the local to the global community.

    Friends and kindred spirits, EEFF deliver a brilliant festival dedicated to the community. Help them out.

  • Letters From Baghdad: A Film about Gertrude Bell

    A documentary on Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire, who drew Iraq's borders before disappearing from history

    Sweeping historical take on a very Victorian woman whose political contribution has been ignored

  • Democrazy

    A documentary about changing a violent and corrupt country. From the producers behind the 2014 Oscar® Nominated The Act of Killing.

    The team behind Act of Killing are back with another political awareness-raising film, this time in Colombia

  • Dressed as a Girl - A Cult British Film In the Making

    Seven amazing individuals with amazing stories to tell are part of this documentary about London's exciting new drag sub-culture.

    A big story of British alt-drag with access to faces and places you've never seen before.

  • THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST: Malian Music in Exile

    Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-famous musicians won't give up without a fight! A Feature Documentary.

    A tale of inspirational African musicians working in hard conditions.
    A doc with an awesome soundtrack!

  • The Arnold Brown Film Project - And Why Not?

    Legendary stand-up Arnold Brown creates a surreal comedy adventure set in Glasgow about the key turning point in his life.

    One of my favourite filmmakers with a hilarious tale of Glaswegian self-discovery by a legendary comedian

  • Mr. Gaga: film about Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company

    Help Tomer Heymann complete a documentary about Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company!

    One of our favourite Israeli docmakers with a lovely dance doc

  • Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model: The Documentary

    A film following award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings and her niece Taylor as they launch their own alternative tween popstar.

    Creating a feminist palaeontologist pasta eating hero for young girls - AMAZING!

  • FINDING FRANK - a documentary musical

    Music, madness and metamorphosis. Finding Frank explores the dark side of the mind through true stories, song and live animation.

    Stretching the definition of 'documentary' here's some doc theatre/animation/live music.

    A true one off, and they don't need much money to do it.

  • Paa Joe & The Lion documentary

    Paa Joe & The Lion is a feature length documentary about the 'Grandfather of Ghana's Fantasy Coffin trade'

    We love this film about a Ghanian artisan coffin-maker. So will you!

  • Audience Unlock: "The UK Gold"

    A campaign to unlock an award winning film that exposes for the first time the modern British Empire ... and it's terrible cost.

    Get distribution for a hit doc from the East End Film Festival about the City of London's tax-avoiding tentacles

  • Follow The Money

    Follow The Money is a feature length documentary about a month in the life of a Ten Dollar bill.

    Where does money go? Find out in this clever little doc!

  • BIKES vs CARS - WE ARE MANY

    The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. People all over the world are moving towards a new system. Will the economic power allow it?

    Bike power for all! One of the world's finest doc makers is rattling cages again, documenting the battle for ideological and social supremacy between the mighty bike and the dreaded car.

  • The Women & Film Project

    Help us collect the stories and retrace the history behind Women & Film, the first ever feminist film magazine, founded in 1972.

    A feminist film mag being retraced by story collectors. Excellent cross-genre possibilities, and they don't need a lot of money, so support them.

  • GRAY HOUSE

    Gray House is an exploration of domestic space that frames a conversation about nature, identity, consumerism and progress.

    Intriguing doc-fiction hybrid about nature and space from Son of Lynch

  • Books: A Documentary - Take 2

    This past August over 300,000 antiquarian books from Larry McMurtry's Booked Up were sold at auction: This is the story of those Books.

    The joy of old books, with excellent antiquarian book and other literary prizes.

    Take a journey through the heaving shelves.

  • SUBURBAN STEPS TO ROCKLAND

    A film about the ‘Cradle of British Rock’, the venue that saw the birth of The Rolling Stones and launched The Who and so many others.

    Legendary venue, legendary bands. Long live the UK music scene.

  • Scalarama 2013

    A Celebration of Cinema in all its forms, throughout September, across the UK.

    An awesome festival of wild and wonderful cross-UK screenings run by people devoted to the outer edges of film culture.
    The world needs more spirit of Scala.

  • BOMB IT 2

    Jon Reiss' global graffiti documentary follow-up takes audiences to previously unexplored areas of the Middle East, Europe, Asia & more

    Graffiti goes global in our friend and super-advisor Jon's follow up to his excellent Bomb It doc

  • The Ukes In America

    A documentary on The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's first coast-to-coast US tour.

    The ukulele craze goes worldwide as a motley crew of accidental heroes try to keep it together whilst strumming away

  • Still Born, Still Loved: The Life Within Us

    An inspiring journey from the heartbreak of stillbirth to acceptance, love and joy.

    Vital issue from local filmmakers we love

  • Dead When I Got Here

    The story of a man reunited with his family after they discover him in a mental asylum run by its own patients in Juárez, Mexico.

    MeetMarket project about an incredible community. Strange and wonderful.

  • The Dark Matter of Love joins the fight to FREE THE 300+

    Our film joins the fight to allow the 300+ Russian children who have met their American families to complete their adoptions.

    They did it once, and now they're doing it again - a 2nd crowdfunding campaign about a brilliant doc and impact project to provide safe homes for Russain children.

  • Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

    A feature length documentary about Manchester's strangest comedian Frank Sidebottom and his creator, Chris Sievey. ADD ON REWARDS!

    We love Frank Sidebottom - it's a requirement of being from Northern England. The king of fun Mancunian humour and pop music is having the definitive doc made about him. Join Frank's gang.

  • Bring THE MOO MAN to UK cinemas

    The surprise hit of Sundance Film Festival 2013. The story of a farmer and his favourite cow Ida. Bring it to a UK cinema near you!

    We're showing this at this year's festival and we know UK audiences need to see this tale of the jolly life of looking after cows

  • The Best Of All Possible Worlds ~ James Lovelock Documentary

    93-year-old super hero proposes to save the world... again! But the clock is ticking...

    The definitive doc about the original definitive environmentalist and inventor of Gaia Theory. The world needs this doc.

  • The Good Reactor

    An independent film about thorium and the astounding potential of this alternative nuclear fuel to generate green, sustainable energy.

    Science and amazing filmmaking come together in a brill doc about a little-known element

  • ON THE SEA WITH BADJAO

    An underwater documentary about the last days of the Borneo Sea Nomads and their unique bond with the ocean.

    Beautiful underwater story from great European team

  • One For Ten - innocent on death row

    One For Ten is a series of ten short documentary films telling the stories of innocent people who were on death row in the US.

    Innovation in releasing docs as a road trip and a serious doc combine in ten important online videos about those on death row.
    We love this team, and we think you should help them to revolutionise doc releasing and raise awareness of injustice.

  • Build Something Bigger at Rooftop Films

    At Rooftop Films, we’ll give you more. We’re building something bigger this year and here's your chance to be a part of it.

    The loveliest independent screenings on roofs in the world need you.

  • A Total Disruption: Ondi Timoner's Portal For Innovators

    Two-time Sundance-winning director tells the riveting stories of the tech revolution to feed the innovator in you.

    Celebrating the innovators and early adopters with one of our favourite doc makers turning her hand to a web portal

  • Aaron Swartz Documentary - The Internet's Own Boy

    An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.

    Investigating the truth about a much-missed free internet pioneer, from a director whose last film we showed in 2012.
    We're glad Aaron is getting the serious doc treatment he deserves - important cause.

  • "UNDER THE SMOGBERRY TREES: The True Story of Dr. Demento"

    Wind up your projectors! “UNDER THE SMOGBERRY TREES” is the first ever feature length documentary about legendary deejay Dr. Demento!

    It's Dr Demento! How can you not support?

  • MANA a documentary about 6 nuns and 60 children

    MANA is a film about six girls who ran away from home to become single mothers!

    Greek nuns save lives. Powerful women in trying circumstances in a chaotic place in the world.

  • Broken Branches

    An animated documentary - a Jewish girl travels alone from Poland to Israel on the eve of WW2 never to see her family again

    Lovely animation, excellent story. Knitted Satchels too.

  • Tiny Games: Hundreds of real-world games, inside your phone.

    An app that gets you playing the perfect game with your friends: wherever you are, whoever you're with, whatever you're doing.

    Lots of little games take over your phone, made by brilliant people. This is wonderful fun!

  • The Nomad Barber

    1 Barber, 1 Camera, 5 Continents,12 months Discovering the history and secrets of barbering worldwide. Trading haircuts for Everything

    Traveling the world and trading ace haircuts for chat.

    Beautiful idea.

  • One Mile Away - Distribution and Impact

    Penny Woolcock followed the peace process between two of the biggest gangs in Birmingham. This film can change lives.

    Our friends at Britdoc are releasing a brilliant doc which is already reducing crime, and can do so much more if it gets seen by young people at risk.

  • The Arrested Development Documentary Project

    COME ON!!! We made a great documentary about Arrested Development. Help us release the movie this spring!

    Brilliant show with obsessive fans - you're one too right?

    Then join the fun.

  • DWAYNE'S PHOTO (launching at SXSW)

    The unlikely story of how Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, became the last lab on earth to process Kodachrome.

    Who doesn't love Kodachrome?
    We love 94 Elements too.
    Science meets vivid 8mm colours and devotees of film you can develop, cut and splice with your own hands. Super8 is always DIY, just like Kickstarter

  • Tell Me Something

    A photography and creative advice book from fifty of the world's best documentary filmmakers.

    A gorgeously-designed book about documentary makers? YES PLEASE!

  • In the Box: Subbuteo - Alive & Flicking

    A photobook revealing the present-day culture and idiosyncrasies of the largely unseen sporting world of Subbuteo.

    We all played the world's best flicking game as kids...and adults. Now bathe in the adulation and the tension in this doc photobook of lovely Subbuteo

  • "Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary"

    A film about the blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet in the Netherlands. Problematic? Or are the Dutch just having holiday fun?

    We've all seen this strange Dutch tradition whilst over there for IDFA or holidays, and it has needed a doc making about it for a long time. Well done Shantrelle.

  • The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

    A documentary about the proposed 1998 "Superman Lives" feature film that would have been the most original and strangest Superman ever.

    We are so sad this Superman film never happened, but at least something brilliant is coming out of it

  • Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise

    The unique, poetic, humorous and “prophetic” adventure with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, the one movie that explains it all...

    We need to get so much more of Scratch on film! Help get this film finished!

  • An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story

    A film about The Amazing Randi that will show how easily our perceptions are fooled – by magicians, con men, and even documentaries.

    This is a real buzz doc. It was pitched here in MeetMarket and we love its debunking of the mystery of magicians, quacks and healers, but also its ambiguous central character.

    Such a great project!

  • (Still) The Enemy Within: A film about the Miners Strike

    (Still) The Enemy Within will tell the story of the 1984-85 miners’ strike through the voices of the miners that made it happen.

    The Miners' Strike massively affected the culture around these parts. The truth is only just coming out, and it needs your help.

  • Sundance Award Winning Film on the Egyptian Revolution

    What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go to fight for the future of their country?

    A MeetMarket project about revolution from the people inside. Ticks all our boxes.

  • Beyond Clueless

    A feature-length odyssey through teen cinema, 1995–2004.

    We love Charlie, we love teen films. This is AWESOME.

  • The Ovarian Psycos - A Documentary Film

    In East Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos are not only a bike crew, they are a new generation of women of color building a movement.

    Bikes and determined political women. Perfect.

  • WILD • A Documentary Film

    In the mountains where they once fought, Bosnian veterans defend a herd of wild horses and find a new kind of freedom for themselves.

    Bosnian war veterans find redemption through caring for wild horses.

    Tugs at those heartstrings, beautifully shot.

  • Looking at the Stars ... Olhando pras Estrelas

    A documentary about a ballet school for the blind in São Paulo, Brazil.

    Some of us here used to do ballet. This is just lovely, and awe-inspiring

  • Flatpack Palais

    The 'UK’s most creatively curated film festival' is looking to fund its 2013 hub - shorts, live music, psychedelic poster show + more.

    A lovely genuinely-unique festival providing joy against the odds every year, creating special screening venues in a city that doesn't really do pretty cinemas. Flatpack has so much imagination running through it, plus programming you won't see anywhere else, it deserves love.

  • Back to "The Land" - An Adventure Play Documentary

    "Better a broken bone than a broken spirit." - Lady Allen of Hurtwood, an early advocate of Adventure Play

    Reclaiming and playing in "junk" sites including one amazing one in Wrexham. You can even get your own miniature play site. Good play, good cause.

  • Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary

    A celebration of the nightclub that, for 20 years, offered a subversive collision of performance, music, fashion, masquerade and fun.

    Dress-up parties, the 90s and VHS tapes - 3 of our favourites. This looks lovely, and it's genuinely participatory.

  • First Bus Map of Dhaka

    Bringing the first map of Dhaka’s bus network to life for its millions of daily riders.

    A brilliant urban data mapping project to bring order to confusion

  • Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

    Explores the life and music of James Booker, "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced".

    An outrageous flamboyant character! How more Doc/Fest could a person be?

  • Restoration of Burroughs: The Movie by Howard Brookner

    Restoration of the 1st feature documentary made about (and with) William S. Burroughs unavailable for decades.

    Exclusive access to Burroughs! We're too excited.

  • BASTARDS: sex and single mothers in Morocco

    Feature documentary: powerful stories of prejudice and poverty inside and outside the family courts in a Muslim country

    The fate of single mothers in Morocoo, on the frontline of feminism. We want these stories to get told.

  • BEAUTIFUL NOISE - MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

    Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine, their unique sounds inspired generations of bands.

    We love this music, it blows your mind, and it sounds like the future even though lots of it was made 20 or more years ago. No-one has made a definitive film about "Shoegaze" before and as it enjoys a critical revival, this is the time to help get it made.

  • The Genius of Marian: Post-Production

    A documentary film about the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease, the power of art and the meaning of family.

    For anyone ever touched by Alzheimer's, this will be an important moving doc for you. For anyone not touched by it, this might make you understand the real human impact a little better. This is important.

  • Kūpuna: An interactive documentary

    Kūpuna documents the small Hawaiian town of La'ie through the experiences and collective memories of its elderly, indigenous residents.

    We're very much into our interactive docs here in Doc/Fest Towers, and this uses the form excellently to keep the memory of disappearing cultures and a slower pace of life alive. This is lovely in forma and content.

  • Keep Rooftop on Top

    For 16 years Rooftop Films has screened thousands of new indie films in cool outdoor spaces but we can't continue without your support.

    Rooftop do outdoor shows and special curated events that rise above the glut of outdoor screenings by furnishing them with real love and cinephilia. They're super-special people.

  • Dancing in Jaffa -- Post-Production

    Help us share Pierre Dulaine's journey, as he bridges the gap between Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli children through dance.

    If you want to help a new generation actually insist on peace in the Middle East then you need to get behind reconciliation initiatives like this.

  • INEQUALITY FOR ALL

    INEQUALITY FOR ALL examines the crisis of widening income inequality in the US through the eyes & the influential work of Robert Reich.

    Can a healthy capitalist economy co-exist with equality? This doc, and the man it profiles, say yes. The first step to economic equality and more democracy can be to crowdfund together so if you support this, you're making a political gesture.

  • FIST OF AWESOME

    A retro styled beat-em-up of truly epic proportions.

    A beautifully silly beat-em-up game with a wry voiceover, a lot of angry bears, tinkly music, and some ace rewards. This is fun.

  • The Dark Matter of Love

    Eleven-year-old Masha is learning to love her adoptive family through a scientific programme.

    This was pitched in MeetMarket a couple of years back. We think Sarah is great, and this is such an ambitious and daring piece of work bringing science and human interest slapbang together.

  • PROJECT WILD THING: A feature-length documentary

    A cinema documentary about nature, evolution and the future of childhood.

    The boys from Erasing David are back with a doc to make you and your family have more fun in nature. Go fund them and then get mucky and play in the woods.

  • CODE OF THE WEST documentary about medical marijuana

    A story about the failure of federal medical marijuana laws and the human consequences of America’s War on Drugs.

    The filmmaker behind War Don Don is back with a new feature doc looking at medicinal marijuana growers caught in the fallout of state vs federal law contradictions in the US. It's a War on Drugs story with a human face

  • The Yes Men Are Revolting

    Thanks to you, our campaign has been successful! You can still help make this movie - please donate: http://tinyurl.com/c7qgz59

    The most daring doc-activists are back and as usual this is a fun anarchic video clip. They know how to persuade people and change things - we love 'em

  • Sir, You Are Being Hunted

    Survival and stealth in a procedurally-generated world! Sir, You Are Being Hunted is tweedpunk robo-horror from Big Robot Games.

    A tweedpunk slice of English eccentric gaming from a top British company. Generate your own countryside and avoid polite killing aristocratic robots. This is so fun.

  • Portrait of Jason Film Restoration

    Shirley Clarke's groundbreaking documentary film is in jeopardy - help us restore the print and release it for everyone to see!

    This is a classic revolutionary moment of LGBT cinema, and it needs to be seen by as many people as possible. Restoring classic doc prints is essential, and we're totally behind this.

  • Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)

    A feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records, its culture and its enigmatic artists

    What amazing archive of experimental hip-hop performances! Plus excellent handmade perks and lovely posters. We can't resist this.

  • SCIENCE FICTION LAND {A Stranger Than Fiction Doc}

    The unbelievable untold saga behind ARGO. The truth is stranger than (science) fiction.

    We geeks at Doc/Fest love a bit of science fiction here, and we love secret stories of film history and conspiracy, so this is looking rather exciting to us. Great team too!

  • Ragtag Needs Robots!

    Hollywood studios are ending distribution on film. Without digital projection, we will not be able to show new release films in 2013!

    This is a gorgeous cinema, home of True/False Fest and a perfect vision of the community cinema. Brilliant campaign video, brilliant cause. Keep cinema local!

  • Finding the Funk

    A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James Brown to D'Angelo we are FINDING THE FUNK!

    If you've been to Doc/Fest you'll know we love our music, and we especially love our music docs. Arthur Baker is the exec on this one, and that alone makes us desperate to see more of this.

  • When Two Worlds Collide

    A story of a man, of a people, and of the fate of one of our planet’s most valuable natural resources, the Amazon Rainforest.

    This was pitched in our pitching forum, MeetMarket, in 2011, and we can't wait to see this environmental epic.

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length documentary about China's (in)famous artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.

    We showed Alison's brilliant film in Doc/Fest in 2012. She's a daring filmmaker and this is a great portrait of a revolutionary artist.

  • White Walls Say Nothing: Buenos Aires Street Art & Activism

    This film is about empowerment through urban art & activism, and how the walls of Buenos Aires became the voice of its people.

    Revolution and art come together - our two favourite subjects. This is such an exciting project about the frontline of young rebellion, and a hidden scene that we want to know more about...and think you should too.