Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival

Doc at Work is a laboratory of ideas open to anyone who wants to learn all about documentaries. The program includes meetings with the authors attending the festival, presentation of books, DVDs and events, panel discussions and debates, workshops for those who want to deepen their knowledge in various aspects of film technique or with the rules of the market.


The Campus is focused on the work done by Italian film schools, in the belief that their activity plays a strategic role as regards not only training, but also the entire audio-visual sector. We believe film schools are like outposts that offer a vantage point on the work done by young talents as well as training grounds in which the new generations of cineastes are allowed to experiment. Doc at Work – Campus establishes a dialogue with and support the activity of the most representative Italian schools. In 2017, we selected the films made by students of the Turin Scuola Holden, the Milan Civica scuola di cinema Luchino Visconti, and the Naples Centro FilmaP – Atelier di Cinema del Reale. Developed over four days, all participants were followed by a team of professional tutors.

  • Doc at Work - Panorama Work in progress

    Thanks to the collaboration with Documentaristi Anonimi - Associazione Documentaristi Toscani e Cinemaitaliano.info, the Festival presents the work-in-progress of two Italian filmmakers. A special opportunity to observe the creative process and to learn about the behind the scenes of the work of a documentary filmmaker.

  • Doc at Work - How I did It

    Daily meeting with the filmmakers attending the festival. Significant sequences of their films will be projected and analyzed to find the creative process and strategies used in the making of a documentary.

  • Industry - Pitching Forum

    11 film projects to be developed will be presented in front of an International audience of film buyers and commissioning editors.

  • Industry - Rough-cut Presentation

    A rough-cut version of 7 new films will be presented in front of an International audience of film buyers and commissioning editors.


    Long live the Documentary! New distribution strategies to support the documentary film and the audience.


The new edition of DOC AT WORK will be held in Florence, from October 10th to October 17th 2017, on the occasion of the 59th Festival dei Popoli.