Make a Documentary Film in a Day! Enterprise City UK – Old Granada Studios – Manchester

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Doc in a Day challenges filmmakers of all types – amateur, professional or even complete newcomers – to create their own 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.

ECUK opens up Old Granada Studios for 36-hour Documentary Challenge

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 The Old Granada Studios, which Allied London has brought back to life with the likes of Peaky Blinders and Snatch recently filming on site.


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.

There will be a colour coded system provided to help you find the right team-mates. Don’t worry though stickers are not compulsory, some people don’t have any. We simply recommend that each team has at least one of each primary colour to be able to make a decent film.


The Screening Event will also feature industry talks and workshops from Andy Johnson Media, Dreamr as well as location/area managers 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 final chance to shoot inside this historic location. Participants can choose to film whatever and wherever they want, depending on how they interpret the theme.

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.

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.


September 02 2017


Date: September 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

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Cost: £5 – £7
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Borough Manchester
Age 18 and over (Adult)
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Audience Aspiring & Experienced Filmmakers & Videographers