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www.londondocumentarynetwork.com (http://www.londondocumentarynetwork.com/)

We are a non-profit Community Interest Company committed to the creation and appreciation of documentary films.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to make contacts, a novice filmmaker looking for advice or you just want to talk about documentary films, you will find the right people at LDN.

Come and join us at one of our laid-back monthly film socials or coffee mornings to meet likeminded people, grab a cuppa and see where the conversation takes us or join in on our successful Doc in a Day competition, and actually make a doc!

You can also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/LondonDocumentaryNetwork/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/londocnet) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/londocnet/).

And you can check out our Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/user44887655) and Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2AuhGT4i1F0P19kMq0Z4TQ) channels to watch the films made from our Doc in a Day competition.

We hope to see you soon :-)

P.s. here is a glimpse into our competition...


Upcoming events (2)

The Pawnshop (2022)

Bertha DocHouse


A delightfully funny portrait of a struggling community in tough economic times, all built around an unforgettable pair of characters.

Jola and Wiesek run Poland’s largest pawnshop – a sprawling space filled floor to ceiling with everything from unwanted goods to prize possessions. Business used to be good, but now they seem to be buying more than they sell – and how many more antlers and ashtrays can they really make space for?

As the bickering duo and their staff embark on a plan to save their profits – a Spring fair, complete with barbecue, fashion show and an auction – director Lukasz Kowalski observes the drama, the humour and the heartache.


  • 18.00 - Meet up - I (Joe see the picture above) will be handing out the tickets in the ground floor foyer at the Curzon cinema entrance. I'll be monitoring the messages if people are having trouble finding us.

  • 18.20 - 19.45pm - Watch the film (FILM RUNNING TIME 1h 43min).

  • 20.00 (ish) onwards - We'll be in the "The Marquis Cornwallis" pub and chat about the film and hang out!


Tickets are at an exclusively discounted value of just £7.00, including booking fees - the usual price is £9 - thank you DocHouse! :-)

To buy your ticket, RSVP yes to this meetup, and follow the payment process through to Paypal.

Feel free to watch a great doc at a discount rate but if you can make it to the bar before for a chat, then great - at least one LDN organiser will be there, so it’s a great chance to get more information about us and our future events.

Doc in a Day | Filmmaking Competition (IT'S BACK! 🙌)

Rich Mix



Doc in a Day is a filmmaking competition where participants create short documentary films in 36 hours.

Submitted films are judged by industry professionals, and the winning teams get the opportunity to pitch a film project to Spring Films – a twice Oscar nominated and BAFTA/Emmy winning factual production company (springfilms.tv). You'll also gain industry insights, as well as tips on how to get your work commissioned.



  • Create a short doc, build your portfolio
  • Make meaningful industry contacts
  • Get feedback and learn from experienced professionals
  • Improve your skills and practise with new kit
  • Be in with a chance to pitch to an Oscar nominated film company



10:00 – Gather to network and create teams. Come alone, with a friend or a ready-made crew! Our team also help the forming of teams.
11:00 – We pull a theme from a hat (also published on Twitter and Facebook). Recent examples include 'Truth', 'Change' and 'Thrill'.
11.01 – Go, go, go! Get planning, shooting and editing your films.

23:00 – Deadline for submissions (via a dedicated WeTransfer link)

Around a week later
19:00 – Screening event, where you can catchup with the other participants and documentary film professionals give feedback on each film, announcing a winner and runner up.



£20 early bird (recommended as limited spaces available)
£25 on the day

The cost covers both the competition and the screening event.


Some people come to this competition with years of experience and professional equipment; others make their very first doc this weekend. Doc in a Day is for EVERYONE!

You can watch all the Doc in a Day films on our Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2Pw7afo

See you there!
The LDN Team

Past events (275)

Project Pipe Dreams (2021) (SHORT film) + Q+A !

Bertha DocHouse


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