Digital Talks

This year we are pleased to offer a live stream of three of our most popular events to audiences worldwide. 

A live stream booking for each event is £3. Follow the booking link in the top right left corner of each event page to register. Your confirmation email will include the link to access the live stream. 

If you are a Digital Industry passholder, booking is included as part of your pass. You must be logged in your My Doc/Fest website account to book as part of your Digital Industry Pass. 

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All talks are available to attend in person at the Showroom Cinema. Click through to registration page for more information. 

ITV Interview: Alison Hammond
Sunday 18 October, 14:30 - 15:45 BST

We welcome the hugely popular This Morning presenter Alison Hammond, for this years' ITV interview. Alison’s unique, slightly outrageous, interviewing style and infectious personality has made her a household name, loved by millions of television viewers. The Guardian referred to her interview with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, as '...not so much an interview as a piece of art...' and she has tap-danced with Renée Zellweger, rapped with Will Smith, played Connect 4 with Beyoncé and 'married' the Rock.

Spurned on by the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, Alison has now made her first documentary for ITV, Alison Hammond: Back to School. The film sees her taking a revelatory and personal journey around the UK, unearthing overlooked figures from black British history, and is being aired as part of the channel’s Black History Month programming. Alison will talk about the making of the documentary, her journey from growing up in Birmingham to becoming a 'national treasure’, and her own experiences of race and identity in modern Britain.

Supported by ITV



Channel 4 Interview: Yinka Bokinni
Saturday 31 October, 14:00 BST

For this years’ Channel 4 interview we are very pleased to welcome rising star and South London native,   Yinka Bokinni: DJ, radio presenter and blogger. As a key presenter on Capital XTRA, and before this Rinse FM, Yinka has become an influential voice across the UK hip-hop, grime and R&B scene, building up a loyal fan base on both stations and beyond. Yinka first delved into the world of documentary making in 2018, fronting films exploring the world of revenge porn and music and mental health. She has now collaborated with talented, emerging film director Ashley-Francis Roy and independent production company ACME to front a new film for Channel 4 Damilola: The Boy Next Door, exploring the high profile murder of 10 year old Damiaola Taylor in 2000, Yinka’s own childhood friendship with Damilola, and the effect of his murder on both herself and the wider Peckham community. Yinka will discuss the making of the new documentary, her future plans, as well as her wider career in the media.

Supported by Channel 4



BBC Interview: Mobeen Azhar
Wednesday 11 November, 18:00 BST

For this year’s BBC Interview we are delighted to welcome journalist and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar to Doc/Fest. Mobeen Azhar makes access-based documentaries across television and radio. He has produced and presented content across BBC Television, Radio and Online for over 15 years. In 2019 Mobeen fronted 12 hours of output across BBC Two and BBC Three including A Black and White Killing: The Case that Shook America, The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On, The Best Pakistani Transgender Retirement Home and the award winning series Hometown: A Killing

Mobeen is a Bafta, Grierson and Royal Television Society award winner, most recently receiving the RTS Presenter of the Year Award 2020 for the BBC Three series Hometown: A Killing. Mobeen's specialist areas include extremism and counter extremism, drugs, addiction, sex work, Prince and Pakistan.

He will talk to Fiona Campbell (Controller, BBC Three) about his career to date and future plans, and offer tips and advice for aspiring journalists, filmmakers and storytellers.

Supported by BBC