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DFG LogoThe Documentary Filmmakers Group - DFG - is the national organisation working to promote documentary filmmaking talent and innovation in the UK.

"Over the past few years I have been involved in numerous DFG master classes and events and have experienced first hand the importance of such an organisation. Whatever aspect of documentary filmmaking you are involved in, I can honestly say, you will benefit from one of the many courses offered." Marc Issacs

A single aim links all our work: to encourage, stimulate, promote and support the growth of a strong community of documentary filmmakers and film audiences.

We have been running since 2001, operating as a non-profit organisation. Our presence, our activities and our community continue to expand, showing that there is real demand for a group dedicated to serving the needs of documentary film in all its aspects.

DFG is the leading provider of industry-focused training for established and aspiring documentary filmmakers. We run a range of networking, information and advice events for documentary filmmakers at different stages in their careers, as well as pitching opportunities and screenings. We also provide a number of resources for our members, a growing community of documentary filmmakers. You can find out more here.

Through our unique partnership with the award-winning Mosaic Films, DFG provides a combined level of expertise that positions us to collaborate on a range of exciting training and film production initiatives in partnership with broadcasters and other organisations. In keeping with our mission statement, these initiatives are designed either to promote talent, diversity and equal opportunities within the documentary filmmaking industry, or to promote innovation in a particular strand of documentary programming.

If you are interested in joining DFG and supporting its work, then please sign up as a member. At only £35 for the year, you will also receive a whole host of additional benefits, including exclusive member resources, deals and discounts.

"The digital revolution offers enormous opportunities to be a documentary filmmaker, but to make the most of it you need to understand the industry, develop a wide range of skills and keep on top of the changing landscape. I'm a keen supporter of DFG because it helps people do all these things". 
Christopher Hird, Dartmouth Films, Executive Producer, The End of The Line

Posted: 4th Mar 2010

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