Documentary cinema’s continued rise in popularity in recent years has been remarkable, with filmmakers stretching the boundaries of the format, tone and style of non-fiction films. This selection celebrates the variety of the genre and is a formidable way to travel the world, see strange and unusual sights, and delve into fascinating stories.

Film-linked highlights include Memory: The Origins of Alien, which looks at the making of a true sci-fi classic; This Changes Everything, which examines the problems faced by women filmmakers; and Ziva Postec. The Editor Behind the Film Shoah.

Films in consideration for our annual documentary award are selected from this section.


View all films in the Documentaries strand here.