ECUK (Enterprise City UK) have announced their second live-output event, shining a spotlight on the TV & Film industry.

Doc in a Day (organised by The London Documentary Network) will be hosting their first event in Manchester at Old Granada Studios, which Allied London has brought back to life with the likes of Peaky Blinders and Snatch filming on the St. John’s site recently.

Doc in a Day challenges filmmakers of all-types; amateur, professional or even complete new-comers. Participants come along to create their own documentaries, the catch being they have just 36 hours to produce them and they don’t know the theme of the documentary until they 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 provide constructive feedback and ultimately announce a winner and runner up.

The subsequent Screening Event will also feature industry talks and workshops from Andy Johnson Media, Dreamr as well as a wide range of Film & TV industry speakers who will provide insight into the industry. This will be an all-round valuable experience for any kind of filmmaker. Check out the London Documentary Network at or on Facebook to see more about their previous Doc in a Day competitions.


Whether you have an iPhone or a DSLR, organisers and professional filmmakers from The London Documentary Network will provide support you as you film your documentaries. ECUK have opened 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.

Daisy Barnes, ECUK Brand Director, commented “For our third live output event at Enterprise City we’re thrilled to be bringing the incredible ‘Doc in a Day’ up to Manchester for the first time. Inviting aspiring film-makers and passionate civilians to produce a documentary within 36 hours on a shared theme will unlock some incredible ideas from within the city and shine a spotlight on the growing Film and TV buzz within the North.”

Alex Wilding, London Documentary Network Co-founding Director adds “We have been organising Doc in a Day for over two years now and it keeps going from strength to strength. 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.”

NB. Participation is £5 for early bird and £7 standard. Tickets will include food/drink on arrival on Saturday morn. Participants can also enter remotely if they wish to.

The weekend will be followed by a screening on the 14th with talks from Prolific North, Andy Johnson Media, Dreamr and more Film & TV Industry speakers.



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