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The Battle to Beat Malaria

Winner at Impact DOCS Awards

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Congratulations to everyone who worked on The Battle to Beat Malaria and to all of the team at Wingspan Productions. This fascinating documentary covering the groundbreaking development of a promising new malaria vaccine, has won an Impact DOCS Award for Outstanding Achievement!

Produced and Directed by the amazing Catherine Gale

Fully posted here at DCF.

John Pilger

Sad News

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We are very sorry to hear the news that BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has passed away. We were extremely lucky to work with John, on a number of incredibly insightful documentaries over the years and he became a good friend to DCF. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends at this sad time.

The Mysterious Mr Lagerfeld - Winners

Winner at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023

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Massive congratulations to all of the team at Finestripe Productions who won the Best Single Documentary category at this year’s BAFTA Scotland Awards with the amazing documentary, The Mysterious Mr Lagerfeld, for BBC.

Fully posted here at DCF, it was a real delight to work with the team behind this fantastic documentary, Michael Waldman, Lorraine McKechnie, David G Hill and Calum Leslie.

Well done to all the winners!!

To view the full list of winners click here

(Photo by Euan Cherry/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)

Broadcast Awards Shortlist 2024

Broadcast Awards Shortlist 2024

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Congratulations to all who have been Shortlisted for the Broadcast 2024 Awards. DCF is delighted to have completed full post on Windrush: Portraits of a Generation, BBC Studios for BBC, in the Best Specialist Factual Programme category.

Produced and Directed by: Suniti Somaiya

It was amazing to have the opportunity to work with this fantastic team!! Good luck to all who were shortlisted.

To view the 2024 shortlist click here

Tommy Jessop Goes to Hollywood

Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2023 Shortlist

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Directors Cut Films are delighted to announce that Kate Davis and Edwin Matthews have been shortlisted for a Broadcast Tech Innovation Award in the ‘Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Non-scripted)’ category, for their work on the BBC documentary ‘Tommy Jessop Goes to Hollywood’ directed by the talented Will Jessop, and edited by the wonderful Claire Ferguson. Good luck to all of the nominees at the ceremony in November.

To view the 2023 shortlist click here.


The Old Oak – UK Premiere

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Members of the DCF team were lucky enough to be invited to the UK premiere of Ken Loach’s eagerly anticipated latest film, The Old Oak, offline edited at Directors Cut. They had a fantastic night and gave the film rave reviews. If you haven’t booked your cinema tickets to see it yet, we highly recommend that you do.

The Old Oak, available in cinemas from Friday the 29th of September.

Andy Warhol’s America

Fabulous BBC Art Documentaries

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Another chance to catch these fabulous arts documentaries, proudly posted with us at Directors Cut Films over the last few years. Currently being reshown on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

Andy Warhol’s America
Directed by Francis Whately
Production Company: BBC Arts 

Maggi Hambling: Making Love With The Paint
Directed by Randall Wright
Production Company: Menace Productions / Film Wright Ltd

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Directed by Ben Anthony
Production Company: BBC Arts

David Hockney: A Bigger Story

David Hockney: A Bigger Story

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The DCF team had the privilege of celebrating the South Bank Show, Melvyn Bragg and David Hockney last night, at an exclusive Sky Arts event at The Lightbox in Kings Cross. The lead film of the Directors Cut Productions swansong SBS series on art world legend Hockney was projected on to their giant wall whilst surrounded by projections of David’s art.

Directors Cut Films are incredibly proud to have completed full post production not only on this glorious 4 part series on Hockney, but on the legendary South Bank Show for the past 17 years. The inimitable Melvyn Bragg and their inspiring arts programmes will be missed by all.


Latest News from Foxtrot Films

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We are delighted to hear the latest news from Foxtrot Films. For those, who have not yet watched this award winning film, there is another fantastic opportunity to do so!

The Curzon cinema chain is reprising Margy Kinmonth’s multi-award-winning film at selected UK cinemas on Wednesday 30 August.
Tickets available here.

The film is also available online here  and on DVD at: