Enterprise City UK have announced their second live-output event, shining a spotlight on the TV and film industry.
Doc in a Day challenges filmmakers of all types – amateur, professional or even complete newcomers – to create their own documentaries.
ECUK will open up Old Granada Studios for filming, giving people a unique opportunity to shoot inside this historic location. Participants can choose to film whatever and wherever they want, depending on how they interpret the theme.
Whether you have an iPhone or a DSLR, organisers and professional filmmakers from The London Documentary Network will provide support as you film your documentaries.
But there’s a catch. You have just 36 hours to make it and you won’t know the theme of the documentary until you start.
Previous themes have been subjects such as Truth, Fear and Colour, which lead to some diverse, truly fascinating films.
A screening event will be arranged two weeks after the competition where the entries will be screened and judged by industry professional experts who will provide feedback and announce a winner and runner-up.
The screening event will feature industry talks and workshops with Andy Johnson Media, Dreamr and a wide range of film and TV industry speakers who will provide insight into the industry.
“We have been organising Doc in a Day for over two years now and it keeps going from strength to strength,” says London Documentary Network co-founding director Alex Wilding.
“It creates such a buzz when professionals, amateurs and even complete newbies come together to create documentaries by working to a specific theme with a solid deadline. When they put themselves under this pressure it’s amazing to see how creative they become and how they work as teams, often with people they’ve never met before! Participants learn, network and become documentary filmmakers within 36 hours and it’s unbelievable what can be created in such a short space of time.”
Check out the London Documentary Network at www.londocnet.com or on Facebook to find out more about previous Doc in a Day competitions.
Tickets are £5 early bird and £7 standard. This will include food/drink on arrival on Saturday morning. You can also enter remotely if you wish to.