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Peter Broderick at Somerset House – members offer

With the rise of streaming, Netflix and the democratisation of HD cameras over the last ten years the world of documentaries has transformed. Scores of films are being made and new methods are being devised to bring them to audiences.

One man at the centre of this transformation is Peter Broderick, a distribution expert who has guided hundreds of film makers on how to get their films to as many people as possible. This one-off Unorthodocs special at Somerset House on 10th April is a rare opportunity to hear from Peter directly when he will he give a master class on the new world of documentary distribution. If you have made a documentary, want to make one or are just interested in how the creative economy works, join us for a fascinating and informative evening exploring the current landscape of an evolving industry.

DocHeads has two free tickets to offer to our members!

If you are a DocHeads member and would like to enter the competition, please tweet the following:  Join distribution guru Peter Broderick for a masterclass in documentary distribution @docheads

The winner will be announced on Friday 7th April.



Success for our new cinema screenings

Thank you to all of you who came along to make our very first *cinema* DocHeads a cracking success!

What a fabulous night it was! A sold-out, packed-out cinema always makes us very happy so we were thrilled to have a full house for our launch, which features some of the most exciting documentary filmmakers of the moment, including “Notes on Blindness” directors Pete Middleton & James Spinney who joined us for the Q&A.

And luckily you agreed. Feedback from the night was overwhelmingly positive, calling the night “insightful”,”inspiring”, “stellar”,a “fantastic opportunity to see new and innovative documentaries in the mainstream”, and our personal favourite – “more please!”.

More? Well why not! We’re screening this programme across some of our favourite cinemas & venues over the coming month – our next screening is at the absolutely brilliant Lexi Cinema this Thursday 23rd and we’d love you to join us. 

Every successful screening helps us show how short documentaries belong on the big screen, helping us to create more opportunities for filmmakers and audiences alike.

Book your tickets here & don’t forget to invite your friends too:

You can see the full list of venues at screenings here



Would you like a cinema release for your short doc?

DocHeads has teamed up with Film London to launch an exciting new programme of short docs playing exclusively across some of London’s best cinemas – including Bertha DocHouse, the Lexi and many more.


The run will launch mid-March and we are taking submissions now – so check the conditions below and submit today. Deadline for submissions is 10th February, so don’t delay!


Conditions and How to Submit:

Send a password-protected link of your film to with “Docheads Cinema Submission” in the subject line. Please include a brief (100 word max.) description about your film and a brief bio of the filmmaker (again, 100 words).


  1. Films must be premieres – that means they haven’t launched at a film festival and are not online.
  2. We consider films from 3 – 15 minutes long. They must be a documentary. We are not programming short fiction films.
  3. You must hold the rights for your film to be screened
  4. We are programming already made films only. Please don’t contact us with your ideas.
  5. Deadline for submissions is midnight, 10th
  6. Doc Heads will choose 5 films to launch the cinema programme and selected filmmakers will be contacted directly.
  7. If selected, filmmakers must be available to attend screenings for Q&As
  8. The first programme will be announced on 23rd February



Discounted Sheffield Doc/Fest tickets for DocHeads members

Don’t miss out on Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017, a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction visual storytelling. In 2017, the Festival will take place 9-14 June 2017.

Doc Heads members have access to a limited number of special passes at a discounted rate of £209+VAT on a first-come, first-served basis. Please login to see more about how to claim your pass.



Next Docheads on 23 February

Our next event will be on the 23rd February, save the date for more great films and filmmakers.

FREE for Docheads members, £4 non-members.

See more details and RSVP here



Ogawa Pro collective at ICA

Doc Heads has FREE TICKETS  to the season celebrating the influential documentaries of Japan’s Ogawa Pro collective at ICA.
We have 2x tickets up for grabs to the opening night this Thursday (17th) and then 2x tickets to any other screening
To be eligible for the tickets you must be a member. Please login to find out more



Doc Heads Christmas Party – 8 December

The Docheads Christmas Party is soon to be upon us!

Join us on the 8th December for a festive selection of the finest films, mince pies and a good time. The line up will be announced very soon!

You can see more details and RSVP at our Facebook event here



Docheads at DocN’Roll Festival Wednesday 9th November

Doc Heads are teaming up with Doc n Roll Film Festival, for a special screening of the best music related shorts docs submitted to the festival.

Taking place this Wednesday 9th November, come along and celebrate/comiserate the election results with some great films, including Johnny Physical Lives (dir Joshua Neuman), Higher ProspectZ (dir Joe Palmer), You Can’t Hide From the Truth (dir A.a.V Amass) and Worry Me in the Daytime (dir Sebastian Broadbent).  Like our usual events, there’ll be director intros and informal networking/drinks before and after the films.

Tickets are £5 via this link -

Venue: W Hotel, 10 Wardour St, Leicester Square, London W1D 6QF

Doors / Informal Networking: 6.30pm

Films: 7pm

End : 8.30pm

Drinks 8.30 – Late



Pair of tickets to Still Loved + Q&A

Doc Heads has a two FREE TICKETS  to see the highly acclaimed documentary ‘Still Loved’  followed by Q&A with the Director and panel.
On Sunday 30th October – Picturehouse Crouch End LONDON 8pm + Q&A – Trailer:
The film is the first ever feature documentary to show what really happens when a family loses a baby.
It Breaks down the cultural stigma around stillbirth and baby loss, so important in the UK where 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a loss.
Four  stars – The Guardian
‘Brutal candour, bittersweet joy’ – The Observer.
A brave, inclusive and important film for all.” – The Mirror.




Pair of tickets for In Pursuit of Silence

Doc Heads has a two FREE TICKETS up for grabs for the amazing new feature documentary IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE.
A film about silence, our relationship with sound & the impact of noise – trailer here :
Screening this  Friday 21st Oct, 6pm at Picturehouse Central,
Login for more details!