REAL Documentary Festival

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Apr

The REAL Documentary Festival champions the work of independent filmmakers and production companies: a place to be inspired, challenged, and entertained. Over the course of three days the festival will bring some of the UK’s leading independent documentary filmmakers to Leicester for film premieres, panel discussions, Q&As and more.

All screenings are open to the public, and individual film tickets are available for the full screening programme now. Tickets for the majority of screenings are £5 (+60p admin fee for non-members).

Industry passes are also on sale, giving access to screenings plus a programme of industry sessions led by some of the UK’s most successful and renowned independent documentary filmmakers. Industry sessions are aimed at filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers, but are open to all. Click here for details of the industry sessions programme.


REAL Documentary Festival is part of REAL Initiative, a business development programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Midlands Engine, Arts Council England and Phoenix.